Is Cold Water Bad for Hemorrhoids? (Expert Answer)

Short Answer: Cold water is not bad for hemorrhoids, but it may not have any significant benefits either. Because it does not contain any harmful or helpful ingredients and it does not affect the pressure or blood flow in the veins of the rectum and anus.

Hemorrhoids is a condition that affects your anus and rectum.

In hemorrhoids, your body has swollen veins in the lower part of your rectum and anus that cause bleeding and discomfort.

This can lead to various health problems, such as infection, anemia, and anal fissures.

One of the key factors in managing hemorrhoids is diet.

What you consume can affect your stool consistency, which can impact your hemorrhoids symptoms and overall health.

To effectively manage hemorrhoids, you should consume fiber-rich foods like fruits, vegetables, and whole grains and avoid fat-rich foods like cheese, meat, and processed foods.

Now, cold water is water that has a low temperature, usually below 15°C (59°F).

People usually drink cold water to quench their thirst, especially in hot weather or after exercise.

Cold water is not bad for hemorrhoids, but it may not have any significant benefits either.

It does not contain any harmful ingredients that could worsen your condition.

However, it also does not have any anti-inflammatory or soothing properties that could help your hemorrhoids heal.

One glass of cold water can give you about 0% of your daily needs of any nutrients, as water does not contain any calories, vitamins, or minerals.

Water can help you stay hydrated, which is important for your overall health and digestion.

Drinking enough water can prevent constipation, which is a common cause of hemorrhoids.

However, the temperature of the water does not make much difference in this regard.

Furthermore, cold water is a liquid and liquids are neither good nor bad for hemorrhoids.

Because, they do not affect the pressure or blood flow in the veins of the rectum and anus.

You can drink as much cold water as you want per day safely.

More than that will not cause any side effects, except for making you urinate more often.

Also, you shouldn’t drink cold water if you have achalasia, a rare condition that makes swallowing difficult.

Because, cold water can worsen your symptoms and make it harder for you to swallow.

You should drink warm or hot water instead, as it can relax and soothe your esophagus.

You can buy cold water in any store or market, or you can make it at home by refrigerating or adding ice to tap water.

Always choose clean and safe water sources, as contaminated water can cause infections and diseases.

You can store cold water in a refrigerator or a cooler for as long as you want, as long as it does not get exposed to heat or sunlight.

Finally, remember, maintaining a healthy lifestyle, including a balanced diet, regular exercise, stress management and essential medical care is key to managing hemorrhoids effectively.

I always recommend my hemorrhoids patients to follow a hemorrhoids-friendly diet to improve their overall well-being, and enjoy a longer and healthier life.

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About the Author

Abdur Rahman Choudhury

Abdur Rahman Choudhury is a nutritionist in West Bengal, India, with a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Biochemistry.

He has done his diploma in nutrition from Fabulous Body Inc (US), and completed various certification courses from several universities. He also has considerable research experience in PCOS.

Abdur currently lives in India and keeps fit by weight training and eating mainly home-cooked meals.

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