A diet lacking in fibre, fruit and vegetable component is just the perfect recipe for hemorrhoids attack, especially if there is insufficient water intake accompanying it.

We are also told that “water is life”, but how many of us actually consciously try to take enough of this all-important liquid on a daily basis? To put it another way: how many of us make it a point to take the recommended 6 to 8 glasses of water daily (even when we are not thirsty)? You can rate yourself on how often you have flouted that “golden rule” and made do with as little as 2 or 3 glasses a day, especially when the weather is not conducive for intake of large quantities of water.

All we can say is that if you are the type whose average fluid intake is no more than 3 glasses a day then you are living dangerously and are straining your digestive system, particularly the colon or large intestine whose responsibility it is to carry out the final processing of waste material in the body and prepare it for dispatch as stool. If your stool tends to be hard and dry most of the time it is a sign that all is not well with the way you feed and water your body!

And you should know by now that hard, dry stools are symptomatic of a constipated person, and one who stands a higher risk of developing hemroids in the end. Therefore you should revisit your fibre, fruit and vegetable consumption and check your “water levels” now if you want to prevent the much-dreaded hemroids from taking root in your body.