The major cause of constipation and hemorrhoids is the consumption of foods that lack fiber; it is the consumption of our “modern” hyper processed foods that are very low in fiber content that is responsible for the highvalence of hemorrhoids in the developed and sophisticated societies of the world.

Fiber that comes in both soluble and insoluble forms aids efficient digestion and smooth excretion of waste in the form of feces. The drug and food regulatory body in the USA, known as the USDA, recommends a daily consumption of 12 to 25 grams of fiber per day; this regulatory body also recommends that 1/3 -1/2 of your daily fiber consumption should be from soluble fiber.

Most of us do not consume up to this required level in our normal daily meals so we can make use of soluble fiber supplements to boost our fiber intake.

How does soluble fiber treat hemorrhoids?

-This type of fiber makes stool softer and less impacted and this eases smooth excretion of stool without causing constipation and excessive training. This prevails further irritation of inflamed anal veins by the hard stool which could scrape them as they are being “forcibly” excreted through the anus.

This reduced friction reduces the pain and bleeding symptoms of inflated piles.

-Also this type of fiber makes your stools bulkier thus preventing diabetes which can also irritate your diseased bum further.

-This fiber reduces the level of LDL cholesterol fat in the body; cholesterol impedes normal blood flow and it also compromises the normal functioning of the heart. When the level of cholesterol in the blood is reduced blood circulation and cardiac function is enhanced.

This in turn translates into better delivery of needed nutrients to the rectal and anal veins to strengthen them and make them more resistant to the distention caused by congestion and stagnation of blood in the veins of the pelvic area.

-This fiber also mops up excessive free radicals in the blood that are responsible for the development of major diseases like hemorrhoids, hypertension, cancer etc.

It is available in form of pills and powder. You should start your consumption from a low dosage of these pills and powders and then you increase your daily dosage gradually over time to prevent uncomfortable side effects like bloating, cramps or diarrhea.

However, if you can consume lots of soluble fiber from vegetables and fruits you will not need to consume artificial fiber supplements.