If you are a regular reader of this blog, you know that hemorrhoids are almost always caused by an increase in pressure on the blood vessels in and around your anus. Too much sitting is a very common cause, as is too much straining on the toilet.
But hemorrhoids can occasionally be harbingers of a more serious issue, and it is helpful to understand what’s at stake in these rare cases. One doctor recently outlined the connection between hemorrhoids and some more serious disease types:
“Liver disease is a cause of hemorrhoids, as back-up of blood flow to the liver will lead to a backup of drainage dilating the veins, causing hemorrhoids,” he notes. “If the liver becomes scarred as in cirrhosis, imagine that the pipes draining blood [veins] are traveling to a place with less space due to scarring. Things that cause liver cirrhosis and liver disease include hepatitis, alcohol, infections and medicines.”
This isn’t to say that if you have hemorrhoids, you probably have a damaged liver. But if you experience recurring hemorrhoids and no amount of lifestyle or dietary changes solves the problem, then it would be wise to speak with an expert in proctological diseases to ensure you aren’t facing something a bit more dire.
For the best evaluation and hemorrhoid removal in Los Angeles, start with the Proctology Institute today.