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False Notions about Hemorrhoids

Although there is no denying that hemorrhoids can benefit a person when they are healthy, because they contribute to the movement of the bowel, the truth of the matter is that they can be a source of really devastating pain when they become inflamed as they can result to bleeding.

The good thing is that hemorrhoids can be treated, thanks to the many medical findings about this condition. Nonetheless, despite the scientific notions about hemorrhoids, it’s funny that there are still some people who have false notions about it.

Spicy Foods Are the Primary Cause of Hemorrhoids

It is true that people who have hemorrhoids, usually aging men, experience an itchy or burning feeling after eating spicy food. Hence, the notion that spicy foods actually cause the development of hemorrhoids came into existence and has been widely accepted by many.

However, the truth of the matter is that there is no scientific evidence that directly connects spicy foods to the development of hemorrhoids. It is recognized, though, that spicy foods can cause the unpleasant feel, but, aggravation of the condition is totally different from being the cause.

Hence, if you are a person who has hemorrhoids, you should refrain from eating spicy foods so that you will not experience a burning or itching sensation in your anus. But, if you are a person who doesn’t have hemorrhoids, and you have always loved eating spicy foods, never place unnecessary constraint on yourself out of fear that you will develop hemorrhoids.

Young People Can Never Have Hemorrhoids

As already mentioned, hemorrhoids is mostly common to aging men. Nonetheless, this doesn’t mean that young people can never have this condition. Being common is not the same with being exclusive.

The truth of the matter is that even babies can develop hemorrhoids. But, why is it that hemorrhoids are common to old people? Well, it is because, according to research, the veins of the rectum become thin with the passing of the years. When this happens, hemorrhoids can develop. But, again, hemorrhoids can affect almost anybody.

Unmanaged Hemorrhoids Can Lead to the Development of Colorectal Cancer

Perhaps, the most disturbing false notion about hemorrhoids is that if it is unmanaged or untreated, it can cause colorectal cancer because many colorectal cancer patients complain of hemorrhoids.

Nonetheless, there is no truth to the notion that hemorrhoids are the cause of this cancer. Hemorrhoids is a result of colorectal cancer and not otherwise. So, if you have hemorrhoids, there is really no need for you to panic.

While it is true that hemorrhoids are not life-threatening, this doesn’t mean that you will just have to allow yourself to suffer from it because there are treatments available.

While surgery is the most known treatment for hemorrhoids, this doesn’t mean that it is the only treatment that you can go for. In fact, the most common hemorrhoid treatment is the application of a topical cream for hemorrhoids. Sitting on a tub with dissolved salts and minerals are also proven methods that can heal hemorrhoids.

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