Why do piles or hemorrhoids so common?by Giny Attri Research Analyst
Everybody hasas they are the normal occurrence as part of our body structure and yes they are important as such they are an integral part of the body mechanism which maintains stool and gas control. Only when they start growing and producing symptoms are they needed to be treated, else everything is perfectly fine!
Piles are found in everybody and everyone has them naturally!! The only difference is that yours have overgrown and hence start producing symptoms.
Now let us look at why do they start overgrowing?
Applying force to pass out stools is the leading cause of making them overgrow.
The most common reason why we tend to apply force to clean ourselves out is simple – the stool isn’t coming out smoothly enough. The reasons for these are multifold but the good part is that all are correctable. Most of them are dependent on what and how we drink and eat.
Prolonged sitting :
You got it right. Our body structure wasn’t designed for the 2 legged beings that we have evolved into. There is already an element of gravity that is acting on the hemorrhoidal cushions
In the erect posture that we follow and there is a downward pull already on these tissues which were never designed for that.
In addition to that, most of our activities entail prolonged hours of sitting. This creates pooled up blood in the hemorrhoidal cushion vessels due to congestion which increases their weight and coupled with the gravity, it starts overgrowing downwards in the anal canal.
Piles are the price that we have paid for our evolution! No other species in the whole universe has it!
1. Increase in abdominal pressure during pregnancy, childbirth & weight-lifting
2. Low fiber diet – intake of fewer than 30 grams of fiber per day
3. Obesity – because excessive weight puts pressure on the veins of the rectum and anus
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