Can You Get Hemorrhoids?

Before we dive straight into whether or not this is an infection that you can get, let’s define what hemorrhoids are first so you get a full understanding of the point of topic here. Swollen veins in the external and internal areas of the anus are called hemorrhoids or piles. These names can be used interchangeably. When you are infected you will find it difficult to pass bowel movements, find blood in your stool, and have pain that can even make it difficult to sit comfortably in your office chair. Needless to say, hemorrhoids are not something that you want to find yourself dealing with. So let’s go take a look at some of the causes of them.

itchy_buttFrom a medical stand point piles is a condition where the anal canal’s muscles are much tighter than they usually are. When they are tight this strains the muscles and puts pressure on the veins. These veins assist your body in regulating your bowel movements. When the strain becomes too much after a prolonged period of time the tissue that connects the veins weakens. This causes it to not only swell, but also prolapse on itself. Now you know the technical reason behind what happens when hemorrhoids occur, let’s now forge forward into what causes the strain on the muscles themselves.

Stress is one of the leading factors that results in hemorrhoid flares that occurring in the human body. Having added stress due to any situation, whether family problems, work issues, or anything else, warrants hemorrhoid outbreaks. However, the only medical proof about the association between piles and stress is that stress induces flare ups. There is no notable verification at this point in time that stress is the underlying reason why hemorrhoids occur. So let’s keep moving on to the underlying issues.

Vigorous exercises such as bodybuilding and weightlifting put a very stressful strain on the body. Drinking too much alcohol at once can cause the body to become dehydrated. This is bad for piles as it could dry out the skin surrounding the anal region of the human body. So keep your alcohol consumption in check when you are dealing with the issues of hemorrhoids. Eating certain foods that cause flare ups, including spicy foods, is a horrible choice as well. These can put strain on the body as well as cause diarrhea.

At this point there is no clear cause of what exactly promotes hemorrhoids to occur in the body. However taking these stressors and keeping them in check can help reduce your piles flare ups.