Alcohol and Hemorrhoids – Can Alcohol Cause Hemorrhoids?


What is the relationship between alcohol and hemorrhoids and can alcohol cause hemorrhoids? Actually there are many things that can cause someone to get hemorrhoids. So I can understand why you might be searching for the cause of why you’re getting yours.

So, how does alcohol cause hemorrhoids? If you drink 1 or 2 glasses of alcohol a night then chances are this might not be the cause of getting hemorrhoids. However, if you binge drink 1 or 2 nights a week or drink too much to often then you could be dehydrating your body and causing constipation and dry stools. Constipation and hard dry stools are the leading cause of getting hemorrhoids. But this is not the only way you might get hemorrhoids from drinking alcohol.

Drinking 3 or more glasses of alcohol in a night can temporarily raise your blood pressure. If you tend to go out and party and over do it several nights a week you can cause long-term high blood pressure. The hemorrhoidal veins in the rectum are thin-walled veins. These veins tend to swell easily and can cause hemorrhoids problems from the added increase in your blood pressure.

A moderate drinker that drinks no more than one or 2 drinks a day could have a lower blood pressure because it helps lower your daily stress levels and helps you relax after a hard day. However, if it’s over done it can become a serious problem.

What’s considered moderate drinking?

  • Men 65 or younger than 1 to 2 drinks a day is considered moderate.
  • Men over the age of 65 then 1 drink a day is considered moderate.
  • One drink a day is considered moderate at any age for women.

If you have hemorrhoids does that mean you can’t drink alcohol? Yes you drink alcohol however, it would be best that you abstain until your hemorrhoids heal. If you do drink then I recommend that you drink a glass of water before you drink alcohol and drink water again after you drink alcohol. I also recommend that you don’t drink more than 2 glasses a day. By drinking alcohol in moderation and few glasses of water you will lower the risk of getting dehydrated and lower the risk of having constipation or hard stools. This will help give your hemorrhoids time to heal.

Like I said before there are many reasons why you might be getting hemorrhoids. It could be your alcohol use and it could be several things combined. A good natural home treatment will help you find the cause of the problem.