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Common Causes of Hemorrhoids

BY: Shikha Sharma | Category: Healthcare | Submitted: 2011-01-15 17:36:44
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Article Summary: "What causes hemorrhoids is an accepted concern asked by endless bodies afflicted with hemorrhoids (or piles). The most common observation through which most people ascertain that they have hemorrhoids is the appearance of blood in the toilet bowl. Although the exact causes underlying hemorrhoids is still unknown, studies have a.."


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What causes hemorrhoids is an accepted concern asked by endless bodies afflicted with hemorrhoids. The most common observation through which most people ascertain that they have hemorrhoids (or piles) is the appearance of blood in the toilet bowl. Although the exact causes underlying hemorrhoids is still unknown, studies have accepted that a cardinal of altered things are accompanying to the account of hemorrhoids. If you are one of these people, there can be a cardinal of factors, which contributed to your condition. The principal cause of hemorrhoids is the burden activated on veins of pelvic and rectal system. This simple explanation isn't the accomplished story, though. Other causes of hemorrhoids accommodate genetic predisposition (weak rectal walls and/or valves), too much time (over 1 minute daily), abrupt bowel movements or burden due to improper posture or muscle tone. Constipation, bouts of diarrhea, poor bath habits (reading on the toilet or assorted cleaning attempts), pregnancy, and fiber-deprived Western diet can all advance the circumstances that account for hemorrhoids. Additional factors that can account hemorrhoids (mostly by accretion pressure), particularly for those with a genetic predisposition, are obesity, a deskbound lifestyle, and especially, vitamin deficiency. Each of the principal things anticipated to account for hemorrhoids are categorized below:

1. Excessive Constipation
Excessive straining due to constipation (to pass hard stools) can account for an increased unwanted pressure and blood flow in veins in the anal route, which get enlarged by time to become hemorrhoids. Excessive straining can appear in a wide variety of forms, the best pertinent form is straining while activity in the toilet. The straining experienced by women while giving birth is additionally an adequately accepted cause of hemorrhoids, along with straining while lifting heavy weights.

2. Age
As the age progresses, the tissue, muscles and veins in the rectal and anal area lose their elasticity due to a sedentary lifestyle and one becomes susceptible for hemorrhoids.

3. Dietary Lifestyle
Another major cause of hemorrhoids is accompanying to a poor diet, which is low in fiber and high in fats and sodium. The fiber helps soften the stool, which makes it easier to pass. Hard stools also account for hemorrhoids by damaging the skin tissue underlying the anal canal.

4. High Blood pressure/Hypertension
High blood pressure, or hypertension, can advance to added burden in the tissues, veins and blood vessels in the rectal and anal area, which in turn, becomes one of the factors that contributes to hemorrhoids.

5. Prolonged sitting
Sitting down for continued periods of time is an additional culprit, which contributes to hemorrhoids. Hemorrhoids are widespread amongst those who accept desk jobs and most of their work involves sitting for the most of their day.

6. Overweight
The chances of developing hemorrhoids are directly proportional to excess weight gain. Additional fat in the belly can render greater burden in rectal veins, the aperture to hemorrhoids.
A maintained healthy dietary lifestyle with routine exercise helps one to keep hemorrhoids away from infecting the life.

7. Hereditary
Another factor that plays an important role is heredity. Many people are genetically prone to this form of illness and we can not do much to avoid or prevent this disorder. What is in one's hand is to engage himself/herself in a lot of sports, to avoid straining in the anal sphincter area (the ring of muscles that surrounds the anal opening) during toilet activities.

8. Liver disorder
Liver ache can additionally account an additional burden in the veins, due to pooling of blood in the surrounding areas of the pelvic system. So, one way to avoid this is not to consume excessive alcohol or coffee, avoid junk food, eat healthy food to keep the liver and hear healthy.

9. Pregnancy
Pregnancy also accounts for hemorrhoids. During delivery, maximum burden is exerted which consequently increases the overall anal burden while the child is pushed out. To thwart hemorrhoids from developing, the pregnant ladies are advised to do a lot of exercise during the tenure, particularly in the beginning.

Apart from that, there are also other risk factors e.g., alcohol consumption, anal sex, diarrhea and cigarette smoking, that contributes to the development of hemorrhoids.

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