Risk Factors Of Hemorrhoids

Hemorrhoids: Signs, Symptoms, and Complications

Hemorrhoids can develop from increased pressure in the lower rectum due to:

  • Straining during bowel movements

  • Frequent bowel movements

  • Sitting for long periods of time on the toilet

  • Having chronic diarrhea or constipation

  • Using laxative or rectal enema unnecessarily

  • Advanced age that makes tissues supporting the veins in rectum and anus become weak and stretch

  • Chronic cough

  • Being obese

  • Regular heavy lifting

  • Cirrhosis that results in bulging veins in the anus area

  • Genetics with family history of hemorrhoids

  • Being pregnant when baby puts pressure on the anal region

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