Hemorrhoids also called piles, are swollen veins in your anus and lower rectum, similar to varicose veins. Hemorrhoids can develop inside the rectum (internal hemorrhoids) or under the skin around the anus (external hemorrhoids). Nearly three out of four adults will have hemorrhoids from time to time. Hemorrhoids have a number of causes, but often the cause is unknown. Fortunately, effective options are available to treat hemorrhoids. Many people get relief with home treatments and lifestyle changes.
• Itching or irritation in your anal region
• Pain or discomfort
• Swelling and lumping around anal region
• Painless bleeding
• Leaking feces
Risk factors that may cause Hemorrhoids
 Pregnancy – Most common among pregnant woman because when their uterus enlarges, it presses on the vein in the colon, causing to bulge

 Aging – Common among adults 45-65
 Diarrhea- Can occur after cases of chronic diarrhea
 Chronic constipation- Because straining to move stool puts a lot of pressure on the walls of blood vessels
 Sitting for too long
 Heavy lifting
 Anal intercourse
 Obesity
 Genetics
How can we prevent Hemorrhoids?
It is not always possible to prevent hemorrhoids, but you can do following to reduce the risk,
 Consume high fiber food
 Be more active (Avoid sitting for long periods of time)
 Avoid pushing if constipated
 Drink plenty of water