Hemorrhoids come in many shapes and sizes: they may be internal, external, prolapsed, and so on. And they come from many causes, including diet, habits, and genetics. When people ask me why they have hemorrhoids, there is rarely a unitary answer involved; hemorrhoids appear because of a combination of factors. Here are few of the most common.
The biggest cause of hemorrhoids is straining during bowel movements. If you have trouble defecating comfortably, or you and find yourself “bearing down” or causing pain, you may want to add more fiber to your diet. Other measures which can help include staying hydrated, and easing off the use of antacids.
Being overweight can lead to digestive difficulties which may create the circumstances for hemorrhoids to arise. More immediately, carrying that extra weight can put a strain on the blood vessels around your anus, as increased pressure and decreased mobility take a toll.
Sitting Too Long
Again, this is a question of sustained pressure, which can eventually cause the blood vessels to bulge or even protrude from the anal opening over time. If you have a sedentary job, consider standing and moving around every hour or so – or better yet, invest in a standing desk to keep the pressure off your behind.
Cure Hemorrhoids in LA
The Proctology Institute sees patients from around the world who are struggling with chronic hemorrhoid issues. If you want the best care in California for hemorrhoids/piles, contact us today.