Can stress contribute to hemorrhoids? Are certain personality types more prone to develop symptoms of hemorrhoids? You bet. Your personality, digestive and immune systems are closely related – more than you might imagine.
Certain personalities are more likely to experience imbalances in their digestive systems which, in turn, affects their immune system and the functioning of many different organs of the body.
In some cases, understanding the personality of the hemorrhoid sufferer can greatly assist in helping that person cure hemorrhoids. Most people are familiar with the affects of stress on their digestive system. It can range from butterflies in the stomach, to constipation or diarrhea. When under stress, some people’s stomach is so knotted they do not feel hungry and cannot eat. Others feel extreme hunger and cannot stop themselves from eating. However it manifests itself, it’s hard to deny the link between emotions and the digestive system.
In addition, so-called Type A personalities – those who are prone to competitive, aggressive, ambitious behaviors – are also more inclines to develop digestive disorders, including hemorrhoids. Apart from the affects of nervous tension on the organs of the body, these types of personalities often rush to eat, gulping down their food, anxious to get on with other things.
Consequently, their stomachs are unable to properly digest nutrients, and need to work much harder to move food through the system. This places a great deal of unnecessary pressure on all organs of the body. Tense abdominal muscles place the contents of the colon under pressure, potentially causing constipation, stomach and colon pain, and hemorrhoids.
Anxious, competitive personalities are also more prone to eat high-fat low-fibre fast foods – again, less time spent eating means more time for all the other things they want to get done. All this is bad news for hemorrhoid sufferers – unless you know to make some simple modifications to your diet and eating habits which will help counterbalance these effects.
Over the past 25 years of consulting hemorrhoid sufferers, I have found a strong link between eating habits and hemorrhoids. The good news is that these habits can be easily reversed, and hemorrhoids can be cured. To cure hemorrhoids if the above applies to you, it’s important to set aside time to sit down and eat slowly and on time. Just chewing your food sufficiently before you swallow can take so much pressure off your digestive system.
I know from experience that suggesting to hyper-active hemorrhoid sufferers that they need to learn to relax, is easier said than done. But there are some very effective clinically-tested natural treatments which can help assist enzyme function in the digestive system. These can help reduce pressure on the colon, thereby reducing the incidence of hemorrhoids. Of course, relaxation and reduction of stress will help cure hemorrhoids, but a holistic approach will bring relief and results.