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A 42-year-old male asked:

Can stress, anxiety, and elevated heart rate from emotional confrontations cause hems to develop and or rupture? also, does elev. hrt rate increase bp?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Hemorrhoids: Are more often related to severe and chronic constipation, straining at stool, obesity, pregnancy, anal intercourse, and low-fiber diet. Heart rate and blood pressure can increase during times of stress and anxiety. But elevated heart rate is not the cause of increased bp. Psychologists and psychiatrists can help you with stress and anxiety.
Dr. Judith Tellerman
Clinical Psychology 43 years experience
Please see a Colorectal Surgeon for a thorough examination and recommendation for treatment and then see a Clinical Psychologist with expertise in multiple types of psychotherapy to help you cope with emotional stress and trauma since this can worsen your physical health.
Last updated Jul 9, 2021

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