Main Causes of Hemorrhoids And How to Prevent Them


Hemorrhoids occur when the blood vessels or veins around and in your anus and rectum become irritated and swollen. This takes place when excess pressure is put on these veins.

Hemorrhoids are more common at ages between 45 to 65 years old. It is also common in pregnant women and obese people.

Dr. Kamrava is a board-certified colorectal surgeon, the best person to do an assessment and provide the most updated techniques on how to treat your hemorrhoids.


Prevent Hemorrhoids


Dr. Kamrava is a board-certified colorectal surgeon, the best person to do an assessment and provide the most updated techniques on how to treat your hemorrhoids.

 

The most common causes of Hemorrhoids are:

 

  1. Usually over-exert during bowel movements
  2. Are pregnant
  3. History of hemorrhoids in the family
  4. Old Age
  5. Have chronic or long-term diarrhea or constipation

 

Activities that make you strain such as heavy lifting may cause hemorrhoids. Pregnant women normally get them in the third trimester, growing a baby also puts pressure on the large veins behind your uterus. Hence hemorrhoids usually go away soon after your baby is born. Family history of hemorrhoids is also a common cause due to genetically weaker veins, weaker veins may easily cause extra pressure. 

 

Age is also a big factor in developing hemorrhoids; this is due to tissues that support the veins in your rectum and anus tend to weaken as you age. Constipation or diarrhea is a common one of the main causes of hemorrhoids, long term diarrhea will result in more straining and it will cause more hemorrhoids and create more symptoms.

 

Hemorrhoids prevention:

The simplest way to prevent hemorrhoids is by keeping your stool soft, so they can pass easily. Eating a high-fiber diet of foods like vegetables, fruits, and whole grains will soften your stool, which will help you avoid hemorrhoids from straining. Drinking a lot of fluids (6-8 glasses of water) can also help in keeping your stool soft.

 

Go as you feel the urge to defecate as your stool could dry out and be harder to pass. Avoid long periods of sitting, particularly on the toilet as it may increase the pressure on the veins in the anus. Don’t strain and hold your breath when trying to pass a stool as it creates pressure in the veins on the lower rectum

 

Stay active to help prevent constipation. Daily exercise can also help you lose excess weight that is contributing to your hemorrhoids.


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You can stop worrying about your hemorrhoids, you can schedule an appointment so we can make an assessment and give you the best service you deserve. Dr. Kamrava is a highly skilled colorectal and proctology doctor with years of experience in handling treatment for hemorrhoids.

Dr. Kamrava has years of professional experience which is why he is the best person to contact when you need someone who can help you to treat hemorrhoids. He practiced the most advanced methods that we have today in treating hemorrhoids. Contact our clinic for more information.