This section is from the book "Practical Dietetics With Special Reference To Diet In Disease", by William Gilman Thompson. Also available from Amazon: Practical Dietetics with Special Reference to Diet in Disease.
Hemorrhoids usually complicate cirrhosis of the liver sooner or later, but they also result from chronic constipation and other causes. The dietetic treatment is substantially that of chronic constipation (p. 582). Much depends upon preventing the stools from becoming hard or bulky. Large quantities of coarse vegetables and cereals should therefore be avoided as well as milk. Alcohol is injurious, especially in the cirrhotic cases. Fresh fruits and abundant fluids are serviceable in uncomplicated cases. Regularity in meals and in time of going to stool should be enjoined, with abundant outdoor exercise. Straining at stool must be avoided.