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Hemorrhoids (Piles)

Hemorrhoids (Piles) - How to prevent?

Hemorrhoids (Piles) - Causes and Risk Factors

There are multiple factors resulting in a person having symptomatic piles. These are generally associated with any condition that can cause an increase in intra-abdominal pressure, including:

  • Persistent straining during bowel movement and chronic constipation or diarrhoea, or even prolonged sitting on the toilet. The extra pressure during prolonged straining causes these vessels to swell and enlarge.
  • Inadequate fibre intake
  • Obesity
  • Genetics. The tendency to develop haemorrhoids may run in the family.
  • Tumour. A less common factor is the existence of an intra-adbomonial or pelvic tumour.
  • Pregnancy. A common cause for piles for women is during pregnancy, where the growing foetus and labour exertion causes pressure on these blood vessels.

Hemorrhoids (Piles) - Diagnosis

Hemorrhoids (Piles) - Preparing for surgery

Hemorrhoids (Piles) - Post-surgery care

Hemorrhoids (Piles) - Other Information

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