What are hemorrhoids?

When blood vessels in the rectum becomes swollen, they can develop into hemorrhoids. There’s internal and external difference when it comes to hemorrhoids. Internal hemorrhoid is within the rectum and the external hemorrhoid is within the anus.

Risk factors for causing hemorrhoids includes
1. Overweight
2. Pregnancy
3. Prolonged standing or sitting
4. Difficult bowel movements
5. Coughing, sneezing, vomiting
6. Holding breath while exerting something physically

You can lower down your risk by being more active, stay hydrated, eat more fiber, have regular diet and maintain regular bowel movement.

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