Okay, hi there again and glad you could make it to another post from www.how-to-cure-hemorrhoids.com. OK, recently a couple of readers sent me some emails wondering if dehydration has any impact on hemorrhoids and so I thought I’d do a quick video on it and have a good chat about it, and make sure that we get that question answered.
Ok, so the first question that I need to ask is what causes hemorrhoids? First major thing that causes hemorrhoids is constipation. Basically, constipation makes you strain and the act of straining increases the flow of blood into the veins around the rectum which causes hemorrhoids, so that’s one of the major issues.
Another factor is dehydration. basically, lack of fluids in the body causes dry, compact stools which is difficult to pass, which understandably cause constipation which in turn puts pressure on the rectum which incites inflammation of the anal veins which again causes hemorrhoids. Finally, chronic diarrhea is also a major cause of hemorrhoids. Chronic diarrhea over time causes dehydration. The spastic motion of diarrhea also puts pressure on the rectum. This causes a lot of straining. And of course, dehydration as we said can eventually cause dry, compact stools. I know that sounds like the opposite of diarrhea but the reality is that diarrhea causes dehydration and eventually, we will get inflammation of the anal veins which causes hemorrhoids.
Now, now that we’ve looked at it, we can say that dehydration definitely plays a pretty clear part in hemorrhoids. So another question is what causes dehydration and is there a way I can] prevent this from happening? Firstly, most people don’t drink enough water; it’s basic. Most people don’t drink enough water and I think most people are aware that they don’t drink enough water. Instead, they try to replace it with coffee, tea and soft drinks, that sort of stuff.
Also exercising without drinking any water, that is a cause of dehydration. Drinking caffeinated drinks such as coffee or green tea or colas or soft drinks, they have ingredients that will cause dehydration. It’s natural to think, “Well, I’m taking on lots of fluids here,” but you’ll also notice that you go to the toilet a lot more. And the fact is that if you’re urinating more than usual, you are in fact losing water. And things like caffeinated drinks like coffee, green tea, tea, cola, these contain caffeine and caffeine is a diuretic, which means you’re going to pass more fluids and you’ll in fact be dehydrating yourself. I know that doesn’t sound that logical, but it’s just the way that caffeine works. It will cause you to dehydrate.
Also, another big one is drinking excessive alcohol. Drinking alcohol causes dehydration. It is not uncommon for someone to get their first cases of hemorrhoids after they’ve had a couple of really big nights on the beers or wines. There are demonstrable links between drinking alcohol and hemorrhoids.
So now we can ask “How much water should I drink?” Well, I mean there are no real hard and fast rules but a good rule of thumb to go by is to take on two liters per day. For an easy way to kind of get that, when you wake up in the morning, have your first glass of water and then set your outlook task list to alert you every hour. Then just grab a glass of water, drink it down, and if you do that all through the day, you’ll have trouble NOT drinking two liters per day.
So it shouldn’t be hard. It certainly isn’t of benefit to just gulp down a liter in the morning and then gulp down a liter in the evening. It’s actually far better if you hydrate yourself regularly on an hourly basis.
So I guess the big question to answer is “Does dehydration actually cause hemorrhoids?” Well, there is a clear correlation and drinking water will soften up the stool and make it easier to pass. Obviously, it will stop constipation, but it also has a host of other benefits. It can help with weight loss. It is a necessity for the body to have water in it to help the clearing of toxins.
Look, at the end of the day, it’s clear you should be drinking more water, and dehydration is a major factor in getting hemorrhoids. And it’s not that hard to control hemorrhoids and certainly taking on enough water is one of the major first steps that everyone should take.
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