If you have ever suffered from hemorrhoids, you may not know exactly what caused them or how to keep from having them again. As many as half of all adults have, have had, or will have, hemorrhoids by the time they turn fifty. With the percentage so high, you would think that the facts about hemorrhoids would be well known.
Maybe because of the sensitive nature of talking about anything to do with that area of the body, people shy away from not only learning the causes of hemorrhoids, but also from talking about them, even to the doctor.
The causes of hemorrhoids are many. There are some causes that are a little unusual, in that you might not think of them when you consider why you have hemorrhoid problems. One such cause of hemorrhoids is coughing. When you have had a cold, bronchitis, or even an asthma attack, and have had fits of hard coughing, you may find that you develop a hemorrhoid. When this happens with coughing, the pain may be immediate and sharp. Occasionally, if you already have a mild hemorrhoid, coughing can actually cause it to become thrombosed. If this happens, you will need medical help to fix it.
Another unusual cause of hemorrhoids can be something that you might not think of. Doing heavy work, such as chopping wood, moving heavy objects, straining to lift something, can all cause hemorrhoids by making you strain and grunt. If a hemorrhoid occurs because of heavy work, you might not even think of the possibility of the work causing it, but it is a possibility.
With such unusual causes of hemorrhoids, you will want to make sure you use caution when doing physical things. Even lifting weights can cause hemorrhoids. With the stress you put on your rectum when straining to lift heavier weight after heavier weight, it should be no surprise that you get one. Taking the precaution of using a weight lifting belt may take unnecessary pressure off your stomach, lower back, and bottom.
With the common causes of hemorrhoids, there is the problem of sitting too long. How surprised you might be though, when you reach your vacation destination, after many hours of driving, to find that you developed a hemorrhoid along the way. For some reason, driving long distance may end up giving many people hemorrhoids, even if they usually sit for extended periods of time. Maybe this is because of the other things involved with traveling, such as putting off taking a bathroom break, and the stress put on your bottom by the motion of the vehicle.
Knowing some of the unusual causes of hemorrhoids may help you avoid getting them, or at least help you be aware of more ways you might be susceptible to them. If you notice any hemorrhoids beginning, you will want to take control of the symptoms immediately, making it possible to avoid causing more hemorrhoid problems later. Causes of hemorrhoids are sometimes obvious, and sometimes they aren’t. Staying aware of all the possibilities may help you avoid them altogether.