Ask the Doctor – Strength Magazine – November, 1926

You are evidently suffering from a gastrointestinal inflammatory condition, and since you have hemorrhoids, also spastic colitis. There are various forms of constipation and in the spastic type the treatment is different from the ordinary atonic. In the atonic, coarse food s such as bran, whole wheat bread, celery, spinach and all foods rich in cellulose have a tendency to help by forming a bulky mass. In your case, however, treatment requires more of a bland diet.

Stark CenterUniversity of Texas