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Hemorrhoids - FAQs

Learn about the causes, treatment, and prevention of hemorrhoids, including the importance of increasing fiber in the diet. A list of high-fiber foods is provided.

Review Date: Thursday, April 02, 2015

NIH National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases - NIDDK

7 Signs and Symptoms Not to Ignore

You already know that obvious symptoms, such as chest pain and severe abdominal pain, require immediate medical attention. But the not-so-obvious symptoms may leave you wondering whether you need to seek care. Here's a list of symptoms that merit at least a call to your doctor.

Review Date: Monday, December 01, 2014

Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research

Concerned About Constipation?

Nearly everyone becomes constipated at one time or another. It helps to know what causes it, how to prevent it, and how to treat it.

Review Date: Monday, June 01, 2015

NIH National Institute on Aging Information Center

Dietary Fiber: Essential for a Healthy Diet

Dietary fiber, also known as roughage or bulk, includes all parts of plant foods that your body can't digest or absorb. Find out why fiber is so good for your health.

Review Date: Monday, December 01, 2014

Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research

Hemorrhoids: Overview

Learn how to relieve painful hemorrhoids and how to prevent constipation.

Review Date: Sunday, January 04, 2015

American Academy of Family Physicians

Opioid-Induced Constipation- (PDF)

Some pain medications can make you constipated. Learn what you can do to relieve your symptoms.

Review Date: Tuesday, May 10, 2016

American College of Physicians

Preventing Constipation in Children

Read these tip to help prevent constipation in children.

Review Date: Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research

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