4 Surprising Habits That May Cause Hemorrhoids (+ Treatments)

By The Captain August 26, 2020

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4 Surprising Habits That May Cause Hemorrhoids

Lifting heavy weights

Do you know why so many pregnant women have hemorrhoids? It’s because the fetus is putting excessive pressure on the rectum, which makes veins in that area (hemorrhoidal plexus) swell. The same can happen if you’re lifting heavy furniture or if you’re pushing yourself too hard while at the gym.

Make sure to increase your workout weights gradually and take it slowly when moving a couch too.


Diarrhea (too)

One of the most common reasons for hemorrhoids is long-term constipation. However, few people know that diarrhea can have the same impact sometimes! Having multiple bowel movements a day still implies straining and bearing down, both of which irritate the veins in your rectum.

One episode of diarrhea can simply mean your body didn’t enjoy a certain meal; however, if you’re experiencing this symptom multiple times a month, make sure to contact a specialist. See also 10 Subtle Signs You’re Not as Healthy as You Think.


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