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Are you being afflicted with piles very often? If yes, then your first guess would be that your piles is because of digestive problems, right? Well, there could be several other causes for piles that you may not be aware of.
Piles, also known as heamorrhoids, is a condition in which the veins in the rectum become inflamed and swollen, causing a lot of pain and discomfort.
Also Read : Home Remedies For Piles
Some of the main symptoms of piles are, rectal bleeding, pain while passing stools, bloody stools, lower abdominal pain, constipation, anal itchiness, etc.
Piles can make a person go through a lot of pain and discomfort and in extreme cases, the person may even find it difficult to walk and sit!
So, it is very important to treat piles in the early stages itself, before it turns into something more serious.
If piles is left untreated, it can even cause rectal ulcers and cancer.
So, here are a few reasons that could be causing piles, which you never knew about.
1. Lifting Heavy Objects
Lifting weight or heavy objects can cause piles, as a lot of strain is applied on the lower body part while lifting heavy things, which may cause the veins to break.
Indulging in extreme exercising can also cause piles in many people, as a lot of pressure is applied on the lower abdomen, especially while performing leg workouts.
3. Sitting Too Long In The Toilet
Yes, if you spend a long time sitting on the toilet seat, trying to force yourself to pass stools, the rectal veins can get inflamed, causing piles.
4. Excess Junk Food
If you consume too much oily, fat-rich foods on a regular basis, it could harden your stools and cause piles, while you try to pass stools.
Constipation can also cause piles, as the accumulated stools in the intestines may cause the rectal veins to rupture, as they are coming out.
Yes, pregnancy could also be one of the causes for piles, as the baby in the womb applies a lot of pressure on the rectum.
7. Inactive Lifestyle
If you do not exercise on a regular basis, your bowel movements may become irregular and this may in turn lead to piles in some people.
When a person is affected with loose-motions, the constant passing of stools may rupture the rectal veins and cause piles.