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Hemorrhoids Under Pressure – How High Intra-Abdominal Pressure Causes Hemorrhoids

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Did you know that an increase in intra-abdominal pressure can cause or worsen hemorrhoids? The anus is part of the abdominal cavity. High pressure compresses anal veins, which react with swelling. A swollen vein cannot return blood to the heart efficiently. Here’s a list of activities and conditions that cause high intra-abdominal pressure and ways to avoid hemorrhoids.

Poor technique weightlifting is the cause of many sudden hemorrhoids. Make sure to exhale fully when lifting: never hold your breath. Do ten sets of kegels every few hours. Focus on holding each pressure for at least six seconds and work up to ten. Pilates pelvic floor exercises also strengthen the abdominal muscles and pelvic floor, helping you lift effortlessly.

If you already have an exercise-induced hemorrhoid, try an ointment containing the herb Arnica montana, which has been shown to heal inflammation and ruptured blood vessels. Do not use raw arnica as it can be toxic.

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Prolonged constipation is another cause of high intra-abdominal pressure. Hardened feces pressing on the rectum can lead to enlarged anal veins. Swollen veins are more easily bruised and torn during bowel movements. To overcome constipation, eat more fruits and green leafy vegetables, drink at least a cup of water an hour, and add a cup of oatmeal or other whole grains to your daily diet.

If you still need extra help with bowel movements, try one teaspoon of psyllium husk or flaxseed with two glasses of water in the evening.

Severe diarrhea can also cause high anal pressure due to spasms and fluid discharge. People with IBS, who experience alternating constipation and diarrhea, typically develop hemorrhoids and anal fissures (tears in the lining of the anal lining). To relieve a bout of diarrhea, add banana, potatoes, and rice to your diet.

Consult a doctor to treat chronic diarrhea caused by other conditions, such as gallstones, Crohn’s disease, and diverticulosis. Dietary supplements can be helpful in controlling your condition. Soothing ointments can give your tissues the protection they need to heal.

Portal hypertension, which often results from a large blood clot or liver disease, can also increase abdominal pressure by causing fluid to build up in the abdominal cavity. In order to relieve hemorrhoids, the underlying condition must be treated. For hemorrhoids caused by portal hypertension, avoid herbal supplements unless your doctor agrees.

High intra-abdominal pressure can lead to hemorrhoids. Keep these tips in mind and prevent hemorrhoid flare-ups.

Thanks to JoEllen Watkins

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