Saturday, February 25, 2006

Causes Of Hemorrhoids

Causes Of Hemorrhoids
By Grace Palce

Causes Of HemorrhoidsPeople with haemorrhoids have been stereotyped by the comics or comedians to be laughing stocks. That's why fewer people with haemorrhoids tend to go to a doctor and have back irritations and pain sensations to be consulted by a specialist. Instead they just wait for the pain to subside and just worry about it some other time; especially if the pain becomes chronic. If you are really worried about having haemorrhoids, a careful lifestyle will help a lot. Here are some causes of haemorrhoids that you may have been practicing.

Pregnancy
Being pregnant causes a woman to increase chances of having haemorrhoids. This is because the rectal veins will be pressured more because of the added weight in the uterus. For women who are already experiencing haemorrhoids, pregnancy can worsen the situation.

Women who are pregnant who do not experience haemorrhoids during pregnancy may still get haemorrhoids during the labour period. This is due to the long and arduous delivery. Another reason is the constipation that a woman experiences after childbirth. Because of the tenderness in the anus and perianal area, women will prolong the bowel movements.

Postponing Bowel Movements
There are some people who are afraid to crap at other places because the toilet might be dirty. Another reason is that there is just no toilet nearby. So people will just try to force the crap back inside for a couple more hours. Doing this occasionally can do no harm, however if it becomes habitual it might lead to haemorrhoids.

When the crap stays longer in the faecal colon, it becomes harder and drier. This makes it tougher to pass. You will then need to force its way out. The rectal muscles that signal a person its time to crap may also become weaker. Just imagine the situation that you suddenly crap your pants because you didn't feel anything.

Diseases
There are lots of diseases that cause haemorrhoids. One disease that can seriously cause haemorrhoids is rectal cancer. This is because rectal cancer will make the person have "false" calls of nature. It will then cause the person to go the bathroom regularly and will strain longer.

People who abuse alcohol will make their livers larger. This will then create extra pressure on the rectal veins. Other diseases that may also cause haemorrhoids are irritable bowel syndrome and intestinal tumour. This disease causes constipation or interferes with normal elimination.

About the Author
Grace Palce writes articles for
Hemorrhoids Support, Good Herbal Health and is the founder of the 1200 Calories Diet weight loss website.

Picture: Anusol (A popular hemorrhoidal ointment)

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