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Developing Hemmoroids, Is It Due To Riding(7 posts)

Developing Hemmoroids, Is It Due To RidingRanierBeer
Apr 18, 2002 5:08 PM
Every year about this time, I develop hemmoroids. Can you develop hemmoroids due the pressures riding puts in that area? Any input to help would be appreciated.
Probably not, but . . .Kerry Irons
Apr 18, 2002 6:41 PM
The standard medical pitch on H's is that they are caused by excessive straining during bowel movements, which raises vessel/vein pressure and causes the distention, which is the hemmoroid. Not to say they can't be "facilitated" by riding, but the general reply from the medics is that riding doesn't cause them. Any other changes at this time of year that could explain it? For example, increased exercise = mild dehydration = constipation.
Probably not, but . . .curlybike
Apr 18, 2002 7:37 PM
BINGO, Kerry, I think you got that one dead on the head. That is so logical, why can't people figure that out. Then they go out and eat a load of pasta and cheese that binds stuff even worse.
This problem is more common than you may think.Uncle Tim
Apr 18, 2002 8:13 PM
H's are very common in adult males and females. Many people have them and don't tell you about them. Many others have them and don't realize they have them. That's because there are various types. In short, they are a kind of varicose vein in the colon that can be caused by any number of factors: genetics, diet, behavior, etc.

It is not accurate to say you are "developing H's" because you had them all along. You either have them or you don't. The problem arises when these varicose veins become inflamed - usually due to a blood clot - and go into a painful condition known as thrombosis. When this occurs, any physical activity can be very unpleasant.

Some people have such bad cases that the docs have to get very aggressive and find ways to remove the tissues. Generally, though, the best way to cope is to eat a high-fibre diet and drink lots of water. This approach will minimize stress on the tissues and lessen the frequency of bouts of thrombosis.
This problem is more common than you may think.Rode Warrior
Apr 19, 2002 12:55 PM
Exactly the cure I was going to recommend.
Hi fiber diet (whole grains, etc.), and lots of water will help.
In sum: If you push too hard and you'll blow an O-ring. (nm)Sintesi at home
Apr 19, 2002 3:19 PM
Citrucel for FiberHoward2
Apr 20, 2002 2:05 PM
My physician recommended Citrucel morning and evening as a fiber supplement. Worked like a charm. That and drinking twice as much water as I used to, cutting back on caffiene and drinking extra water to compensate for beers. No more problems with the hemmoroids, plus an added benefit may be that the combination seems to helps me lose weight.

Howard