Hemorrhoids are unfortunately a very common anal or rectal pathology that has an all too familiar set of symptoms:
Not exactly a lovely set of problems to deal with during the dog days of summer. This is doubly unfortunate, as cases of hemorrhoids soar during the summer months of the year. In a recent survey of residents of Spain, 25% of the population suffers from hemorrhoid-related discomfort each year!
To combat this, the Surgery Group of Los Angeles would like to offer our recommendations to prevent this annoying pathology and have a hemorrhoid-free summer to remember for all the right reasons.
How are most hemorrhoids caused?
Hemorrhoids are caused when the veins of the rectum and anus dilate or become too large or expanded causing the veins to itch, hurt, and often bleed. When this happens we call this condition hemorrhoids.
Hemorrhoids can be caused by a variety of issues, such as the location of the veins in your anus or rectum, but the majority of hemorrhoids are caused by constipation. When the anus and rectum constantly have to exert more and more effort while defecating, this causes the veins around the anus and rectum to enlarge in order to deal with this increased workload. Which in turn causes more pain and irritation.
Why are Hemorrhoids so common during the summer?
Heat in general causes the blood vessels around the anus to widen in order to vasodilate in order to heal and cool down the sensitive areas of the anus and rectum that often overheated during the summer months. But this vasodilation or widening of the blood vessels can in turn cause itchiness and swelling.
Also at the end of the day, with summer comes new habits and changes in the diet every year. This often comes in form of increased consumption of ice cream, soda, alcohol, spicy, super salty food paired with vacations and “cheat” days that no matter what you do leads to lots of overeating in the summer times.
How do we prevent this?
So it’s simple, Summer brings changes in the diet and weather that increases the risk of suffering from hemorrhoids. So the Surgery Group of Los Angeles humbly offers these 4 tips to make your summer hemorrhoid free:
With the right plan and proper diet and exercise, your summerly ritual of constipation and pain can be a thing of the past. If you or a loved one have further questions about hemmorhoid-related issues, speak to a medical specialist today!
Surgery Group LA is a team of professional and board-licensed surgeons, who specialize of their respective fields. The institution’s project to offer sufferers with advanced and complete surgical care.
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