oa South African Family Practice - Info POEMs



Extracted from text ... SA Fam Pract 2006:48(8) Info POEMs Info POEMs Red hot chili peppers do not worsen hemorrhoid symptoms Clinical question Does eating spicy foods -- red hot chili peppers, specifically -- exacerbate hemorrhoid symptoms? Bottom line This study found no evidence to support the popular contention that spicy foods, including red hot chili peppers, exacerbates hemorrhoid symptoms. Clinicians need not warn patients with hemorrhoids to avoid spicy foods. (LOE = 1b) Reference Altomare DF, Rinaldi M, La Torre F, et al. Red hot chili pepper and hemorrhoids: The explosion of a myth: Results of a prospective, randomized, placebo-controlled trial. Dis Colon ..


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