What’s the Link Between Hemorrhoids and Constipation?

Q:
What’s the link between hemorrhoids and constipation?

A:
Chronic constipation often leads to hemorrhoids but not always. But many people with hemorrhoids often suffer from chronic constipation.

  • Constipation increases the pressure on the intestinal tissues and cause varicose veins to develop.
  • Constipation also makes it difficult to move bowels and one often has to strain when doing so.
  • Eventually, constant straining will lead to hemorrhoids.

When a person is constipated, it is also hard for the varicose veins to heal. Also, even if the hemorrhoid is treated, chronic constipation will only cause the hemorrhoids to recur.

In general, one with constipatin has higher risks of hemorrhoids than a person who is not or has not been constipated.

 

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