Haemorrhoids are defined as the distal displacement and venous distention of the normal hemorrhoidal cushions. Multiple factors have been claimed to be causes of hemorrhoidal development, but the exact pathophysiology is poorly understood. The objective of this study was to assess how common is the habit to spend a long time on the toilet in patients seen for hemorrhoidal disease. Our hypothesis is that haemorrhoids could be significantly associated with a long sitting time because this practice contributes to the weakening and then dilatation of the hemorrhoidal cushions.

Relationship between haemorrhoidal grade and toilet habits

Giuliani, Antonio;Romano, Lucia;Lazzarin, Gianni;Maffione, Francesco;Valiyeva, Sayali;Schietroma, Mario;Carlei, Francesco
2020

Abstract

Haemorrhoids are defined as the distal displacement and venous distention of the normal hemorrhoidal cushions. Multiple factors have been claimed to be causes of hemorrhoidal development, but the exact pathophysiology is poorly understood. The objective of this study was to assess how common is the habit to spend a long time on the toilet in patients seen for hemorrhoidal disease. Our hypothesis is that haemorrhoids could be significantly associated with a long sitting time because this practice contributes to the weakening and then dilatation of the hemorrhoidal cushions.
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