What Causes Hemorrhoids?

what causes hemorrhoidsHemorrhoids are swollen or inflamed blood vessels that can sometimes form in and around your anal canal.

There is not 100% clear agreement from the medical community as to what causes these veins to enlarge, however, many people believe that the primary cause is from some kind of pressure or strain.

To control your bowel movements, the tissue inside the anal canal fills with blood.   When there is increased pressure, for example with passing difficult stools, it causes the veins in this region to stretch and swell.

Increased pressure on the veins in the rectal area could come from a variety of sources, including:

  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Pregnancy
  • Being overweight
  • Heavy lifting
  • Tumors in the pelvis area
  • Prolonged sitting


Inadequate fiber intake could also be a contributing factor in the development of hemorrhoids.  Foods that are rich in fiber help promote healthy bowel movements.  Therefore, a lack of sufficient fiber could cause constipation or more straining to pass stools.

See how to cure hemorrhoids: healthy diet to see which foods to eat.

Another possible reason hemorrhoids form is that with age and overtime, the hemorrhoidal tissue inside the anal canal deteriorates, loses its anchorage, and slips down.

Fortunately, most hemorrhoids are not serious and can be treated using a variety of products and methods.  The most common way to treat hemorrhoids is with hemorrhoid creams and ointments (click here to find out how to choose the best cream).

However, to truly rectify the problem, you need a treatment that goes after the core problem.  This means using a treatment like the H-Miracle System.  Surgery is also another sure way to eliminate the problem.

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