Hemorrhoids causes

    What causes hemorrhoids? Where do hemorrhoids come from? The main cause of hemorrhoids is the pressure applied on veins of pelvic and rectal system. This pressure comes from different habits that the patient has in his bathroom, constipation, diarrhea, sitting or standing for a long time, obesity, pregnancy or genetic factors. In the next lines, we will detail a little each cause and bring some solutions to it.

  1. Adopting a wrong position on the toilet seat is one of the main causes of hemorrhoids. Here is correct way to sit; a person should follow when sitting on the toilet: sit on the toilet normally, then raise your feet up on tiptoes and balls of feet (front part of foot) and bend forward with your elbows to your knees. This position allows the poo to come out with little effort, thus lessening the chance of hemorrhoids coming through the hole and reducing the chance of developing new hemorrhoids.
  2. Constipation is another cause of hemorrhoids. Straining to pass hard stools puts too much pressure on the rectum and makes the veins swell (like varicose veins behind the knees). To avoid the internal problems caused by constipation, when you go to the toilet, take your time; let nature do its thing. Try gentle deep breathing and avoid holding your breath, to put a little pressure on the poo to come out.
  3. Diarrhea is a factor that damages the veins. In this case, there are frequent passing of stool, and even though the fecal matter is soft, it dampens the intestine at the same time and causes the hemorrhoid disease. Take a good care of you, always wash your hands before eating and always wash the fruits and vegetables before consuming them.
  4. Wiping too hard or too long may cause or aggravate hemorrhoids. The bowel should evacuate the contents well, reducing the need for excess wiping, if you followed the suggestions of extra fiber and water. Also, use a soft damp cloth that absorbs a lot.
  5. Other important cause of hemorrhoids is pregnancy. Maximum pressure is exerted during delivery time and this increases the anal pressure while the baby is pushed out. To prevent hemorrhoids from showing, you must do a lot of exercise during the pregnancy, especially in the beginning.
  6. Heavy lifting straining can cause hemorrhoids to show themselves and can possibly cause hemorrhoids to develop. If your job requires heavy lifting, discuss this issue with someone specially trained in your work area.
  7. Liver disease can also cause increased pressure in the veins, as blood is pooled in and around the pelvic system. Don't drink too much alcohol or coffee, don't eat junk food, and try to keep your liver and your heart healthy.
  8. If you are overweight, you are lifting your excess weight up every time you stand or walk or run. Especially when sitting, the pressure of your body is bearing on your anal region and may well be weakening it or aggravating existing hemorrhoids. To help alleviate the suffering from hemorrhoids and perhaps prevent new hemorrhoids from developing, you should try to loose the excess weight you are carrying around on your body.
  9. Another factor that counts is heredity. Some people are genetically predisposed to this type of illness and there aren't too many things we can do about it. Do a lot of sport, especially to train and relax your anal sphincter muscles (the ring of muscles that surrounds the anal opening).
  10. Anal sex is another cause of hemorrhoids. No matter how much lubricant it's used; keep in mind that the anus wasn't designed for this function. If we remember that just wiping the area with toilet paper is considered a risk, you will get the picture yourself of how much problems can cause this type of sexual intercourse.