Let’s face it! Nobody really wants to talk about hemorrhoids or hemorrhoids. But did you know that this is one of the most common gastrointestinal problems in the country?
Three out of four adolescents will experience the itching, burning and bleeding of hemorrhoids at least once in their lives.
Hemorrhoids are dilated, enlarged and swollen veins (also called varicose veins) present around the outside of the anus and in the lower rectum.
The rectum is the last part of the large intestine closest to the anus. The condition may be asymptomatic or may cause occasional bleeding and discomfort.
You must have heard of them. Even you may not be lucky enough to be one of those adults who has/have piles. Still, you might be wondering.
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Despite the advancement of the medical industry and the evolution of lifestyles, people feel uncomfortable discussing this topic. But gastroenterologists have helped many individuals find relief from this unpleasant health condition.
You may be wondering how our routine habits can lead us to hemorrhoids or piles.
How do hemorrhoids occur?
Although the exact cause of hemorrhoids is unknown, they usually develop when you indulge in strenuous activities that put pressure on your varicose veins around the rectum and anus.
Constipation and diarrhea can be a strong reason because they cause straining, which puts pressure on these veins. Moreover, if you use enemas or laxatives too often, your bowels may malfunction and cause hemorrhoids.
Besides these, anal sex, pregnancy and obesity are the most common risk factors for hemorrhoids.
Let’s talk about these daily habits because only certain lifestyle changes can help you treat or reduce the risk of hemorrhoids or hemorrhoids.
Daily habits that can lead to hemorrhoids or hemorrhoids
Spending too much time on the toilet
Did you know that sitting on the toilet seat for long periods of time can also cause build-up? This is because the shape of the toilet seat exerts additional pressure on the veins of the rectum and anus, causing these veins to swell. It is completely understandable that not everyone has the same intestinal system. Some people usually take longer to empty their bowels than others.
But those who have the habit of using their smartphones for too long while using the toilet are the ones who are more likely to get hemorrhoids. Today, it is common for the current generation to spend time scrolling the web sitting on the toilet seat.
So avoid sitting on the toilet seat for too long if you want to stay away from pimples or hemorrhoids.
Too much strenuous exercise
Are you over ambitious in the gym? Definitely, it might appear to be a positive attribute.
However, overdoing heavy lifting would be a foolish decision as it puts pressure on your clots or external hemorrhoids. Recent studies also suggest that intense exercise can even lead to death. So, if you are a patient with hemorrhoids, engage in moderate physical activity until the symptoms begin to subside.
Heat and high levels of humidity can be the worst enemies of hemorrhoids patients. If you don’t shower every day and don’t keep the anal area dry and clean, it can cause irritation and itching that eventually make the situation worse. Do not forget to thoroughly clean the intimate parts with lukewarm water and gently pat them dry.
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Not responding to nature’s call in time
When your body signals you to have a bowel movement, you should drop everything you are doing and have a bowel movement. Restraining the urge to defecate will also put pressure on your varicose veins in the anal area. It is suggested to arrange the time according to the bowel movements and make them a routine.
Bad eating habits
Nutrition always plays an important role in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Eating foods that are low in fiber or eating hot and spicy foods can cause hemorrhoids.
If you don’t eat green vegetables and fruits and drink less water than necessary, these things will have an upsetting effect on your intestinal system. Oily and deep-fried foods also contribute to an unhealthy gut. All this combined creates an unbalanced diet that makes digestion less efficient. In addition, excessive coffee consumption can also slow down the digestion process.
Make an informed choice and always eat healthy!
We all know that being active is very important and helps us maintain a healthy and active body with a perfect weight. But did you know that it can also reduce the chances of developing hemorrhoids?
Try to walk more, at least 30 minutes of brisk walking. Also, incorporate some aerobic exercise into your routine for smooth bowel movements.
Drinking too much alcohol
Excessive alcohol consumption can eventually make your body dehydrated. Dehydration, as mentioned above, leads to constipation which contributes to hemorrhoids.
Eating too much sugar
The more sugar you consume, the more likely you are to become constipated. Constipation puts pressure on your anal veins and significantly increases your risk of developing hemorrhoids.
Hemorrhoids are a common condition that can affect people of all ages. Unfortunately, people indulge in many routine activities that can cause hemorrhoids without even realizing it.
Follow these suggestions above to protect yourself from this unpleasant and painful medical condition.
Most of the time, people rely on home remedies to treat hemorrhoids which are sometimes not as effective as we think. In difficult conditions it requires permanent surgical treatment otherwise it makes an individual’s life extremely distressing.
It is better to opt for routine health check-ups to monitor your body’s vital functions. Always take preventive measures to avoid further complications as ‘prevention is better than cure’.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
P1. What foods cause hemorrhoids?
Foods low in fiber, spicy and fried foods can promote accumulation.
Q2. What to drink to help with hemorrhoids?
A high-fiber diet like fruit juices and clear soups can help improve the fiber content in your body.
Q3. What foods cause kidney stones?
Too much caffeine, excessive alcohol consumption, low water intake, a low-fiber diet, and fatty, spicy, and fried foods can all cause piles.
Q4. Do you need to remove piles?
Yes, only a few people require surgical removal, otherwise it can be cured with conservative treatment.
P5. Can hemorrhoids be harmful?
Although it is not dangerous, the condition is extremely painful and unpleasant, and even requires surgical intervention if it worsens the person’s condition.
Written by: Anjali Dharra
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