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Hemorrhoids: What They Are And How You Get Them

On average, hemorrhoids affect around 1 in every 20 Americans on any given day, and around 75% of all Americans will have a hemorrhoid at least once in their life. Hemorrhoids are common among all age groups and demographics, they occur about equally between men and women, and they’re even more common as people grow older.

Hemorrhoids are an extremely common condition, and yet few people talk about them, learn about why they happen, and realize that relief is simpler than they may think. They are made up of swollen veins in the anus and lower rectum, similar to the varicose veins one might see on their legs. These might develop on the inside of the rectum, or on the skin around the anus. When they develop inside of the body they’re considered internal hemorrhoids, and when they develop on the skin they’re considered to be external hemorrhoids.

Hemorrhoids can have a few different causes. 3 of the most common causes of hemorrhoids in adults are:

1. Family history – Some families may be more prone to hemorrhoids than others. If parents or grandparents tended to get hemorrhoids more often with age, their children or grandchildren are more likely to as well. With a family history of hemorrhoids, it can be particularly tricky to pinpoint an exact cause.

2. Chronic constipation – Chronic constipation is a common cause of hemorrhoids in people of all ages. Straining causes increased pressure in the anus and lower rectum, which can then lead to the development of a hemorrhoid.

3. Pregnancy – Pregnancy can cause differences and shifts in pressure all throughout the body, including in the bottom, as well as constipation. Hemorrhoids are a condition that the majority of pregnant women get well acquainted with before their baby is born.

Finding relief while hemorrhoids heal is important. They may cause pain, itching, bleeding, and general discomfort when present externally in the area. A sitz bath with sitz soak can help to provide some welcome relief, as the body sits in a warm bath filled with all natural comforting soak. These baths should be taken around twice per day, or after each bowel movement, and for about 10 to 15 minutes for each soak. Taking regular sitz baths for hemorrhoids can help to reduce swelling, ease itching, soothe soreness, and encourage the area to heal faster without getting re-irritated.

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Eddie Miller

Eddie is an Associate Editor in London, UK. He coordinates client content and sponsored articles. Eddie has two Masters in language and spent half his life in the teaching field. He now owns an Amazon business and runs a wooden DIY workshop.