Tweet It is a simple fact that heavy resistance training and even endurance training increases our susceptibility to getting hemorrhoids. If you lift weights, you are in danger of developing hemorrhoids and that risk develops as you age. At age fifty about half of us will have hemorrhoids. In addition to age, history of pregnancy and obesity are also primary risk factors. For the purposes of this article, we will skip discussion in regards to obesity as we are talking about athletes.
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About the Author: Leigh Good Leigh Good has been writing for magazines and newspapers for more than 10 years. Her work has been published in numerous print and online publications. Good has a bachelor's degree in print journalism from Georgia State University. View Full Profile If you regularly lift weights, you may be in danger of developing hemorrhoids. Hemorrhoids are caused when veins near your anus become swollen, which often occurs when you are straining. Consider talking to a doctor or personal trainer to determine if you are breathing properly when lifting weights to prevent developing hemorrhoids.
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