Physical activity is also essential for the body to function properly. Excessive sitting or standing can create pressure on the veins. Exercising helps your body to move your stool through your system to create a more regular bowel regiment, less instances of constipation or diarrhea, and ultimately, less chance of getting hemorrhoids.
Though all of these lifestyle changes can help you prevent hemorrhoids, there are some causes of hemorrhoids that are not as preventable. Some people are genetically predisposed to have a higher risk for hemorrhoids. If this is your case, you will especially want to ensure that you are physically active, eating well, maintaining your weight, and eliminating your bowels as needed. Additionally, the following can increase the risk of developing hemorrhoids:
- Women who are pregnant are more likely to get hemorrhoids due to the excess weight being placed on the veins.
- Aging can heighten the risk for getting hemorrhoids. In fact, most cases of hemorrhoids occur between the ages of 45 and 65.
- Repeated heavy lifting can cause strain that leads to hemorrhoids.
- Anal intercourse is another risk factor that can cause hemorrhoids or disturb existing ones.
If you do develop hemorrhoids, contact our clinic for help diagnosing and treating the issue.