Hemorrhoids are typically associated with the golden years. As people become increasingly sedentary, and muscular tissue integrity begins to break down, hemorrhoids tend to gradually appear.
But not always. Many young people get hemorrhoids each year, and that number may be growing. One recent article discussed the causes and potential complications of hemorrhoids for teenagers, highlighting a few of the more common culprits. Unsurprisingly, these included issues with obesity and diet:
Obese teenagers are more prone to suffer from Hemorrhoids. Being heavy weighted imposes pressure on the lower abdomen and the pelvic region, which can strain the anal canal.
A poor diet with inadequate fiber content can lead to straining on the toilet, which can also cause blood vessels to swell, even in younger people.
The only sure way to identify the cause of hemorrhoids in your teenager is to schedule a doctor’s visit with a hemorrhoid expert. The Proctology Institute proudly accepts patients of all ages. If you’d like the highest standard of care for hemorrhoids in younger patients, please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions today.