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Causes of Hemorrhoids

Direct Causes

The major, direct causes of hemorrhoids (also haemorrhoids or piles) are:

  • Excessive straining of the muscles in the anal and rectal area. This can abnormally stretch or distort the small blood vessels in the walls of the rectum and anus, weakening them and thus making it more likely that swell to form hemorrhoids. Passing hard stools can have a similar effect.
  • High blood pressure (hypertension), particularly of the portal vein. This major vein drains blood from the digestive system and returns it to the liver. It is also connected to the vena cava (another major vein that returns blood to the heart) by small veins in the wall of the rectum. These are the veins that, when they become swollen, form hemorrhoids.

General weakness of, or poor circulation in, the blood vessels of the anal area can also make it more likely for hemorrhoids to develop.

Indirect Causes

These direct causes are themselves caused by a wide variety of other factors, that can therefore be indirect, but nonetheless important, causes of hemorrhoids:

  • Constipation and diarrhea both result in excessive straining during defecation. As well as directly straining the muscles in the anorectal area, strong use of the large diaphragm muscle to assist in bowel evacuation, as is normal when using a conventional Western-style sit-down toilet also increases the pressure in the whole abdomen, transiently raising the blood pressure in the portal and other veins.
  • Insufficient liquid intake causes hardening of the stools, or even full-blown constipation. Water retention in women experiencing premenstrual syndrome or menstruation often causes constipation that commonly results in hemorrhoids.
  • Consumption of certain foods, or inadequate consumption of others (such as those rich in fiber) also causes hardening of the stools, or constipation.
  • Excessive consumption of caffeine can cause diarrhea. Caffeine consumption also temporarily increases blood pressure.
  • Excessive consumption of alcohol can also cause diarrhea, and also causes liver disease that leads to portal hypertension.
  • Pregnancy causes hypertension and also increases strain during defecation due to the abnormal positions of the organs that are displaced by the growing baby. Hemorrhoids caused by pregnancy are, however, usually only temporary and disappear again once the baby has been born.
  • Heavy lifting can put additional strain on the muscles in the anorectal area and also increase the blood pressure in that area.
  • Standing for prolonged periods can cause blood to pool in the blood vessels in the anorectal area, thus increasing the local blood pressure.
  • Sitting for prolonged periods of time (especially with poor posture) can cause increased blood pressure in the rectal veins.
  • Obesity, stress, lack of exercise and excessive salt consumption are all significant causes of high blood pressure.

Aggravating Factors

In addition to these causal factors, several other factors, while generally insufficient to cause hemorrhoids, can aggravate or accelerate the development of already existing hemorrhoids. These include:

  • Excessive rubbing or cleaning around the anus, especially with dry toilet paper, can cause further irritation and bleeding and lead to a vicious cycle of symptoms.
  • Excessive consumption of dairy products, such as milk and cheese, can result in excess lactic acid in the stool, which can cause irritation.
  • Other foods, such as spices, hot sauces and peppers; coffee, tea; carbonated beverages; tomatoes and tomato products such as ketchup; chocolate; nuts, also contain chemicals that can increase irritation when consumed excessively.
  • Use of strong laxatives, particularly those that stimulate the natural gut action of passing matter along it (peristaltic action). These can increase straining of the anal muscles.
  • Wearing tight clothing and underwear can contribute to irritation and poor muscle tone in the anal area.

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