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Haemorrhoids, piles

Haemorrhoids:  Haemorrhoids, also called piles, are swollen and inflamed veins in your anus and lower rectum. Haemorrhoids may result from straining during bowel movements or from the increased pressure on these veins during pregnancy.

Haemorrhoids may be located inside the rectum (internal hemorrhoids) or they may develop under the skin around the anus (external haemorrhoids). Haemorrhoids are common.

Most haemorrhoids are mild and sometimes don't even cause symptoms. When there are symptoms, these usually include: bleeding after passing a stool (the blood will be bright red), an itchy bottom, a lump hanging down outside of the anus, which may need to be pushed back in after passing a stool.
Things that can increase your risk of haemorrhoids include:
  •     being overweight
  •     being over the age of 45
  •     being pregnant 
  •     having a family history of haemorrhoids
The symptoms of haemorrhoids often clear up on their own or with simple treatments. Some people with haemorrhoids are reluctant to see their doctor. However, there’s no need to be embarrassed – all doctors are used to diagnosing and treating haemorrhoids.

You should speak to your doctor if your symptoms don't get better, or if you experience pain or bleeding.


Always seek the advice of your doctor before taking herbal remedies


Health Issues

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