Hemorrhoids (Piles) Causes

What causes Hemorrhoidal Disease (Piles)?

Hemorrhoids are caused by the increased pressure in the veins of your anus or rectum.
One of the main causes is excessive straining during bowel movements.

Some of the common causes are

  • Chronic constipation
  • Bowel disorders
  • Prolonged periods of standing or sitting
  • Obesity
  • General weakness of the body tissues
  • Mental tension
  • Heredity factors
  • Dysentery
  • Hormonal changes during pregnancy
  • Strenuous physical exercise
  • Prostate problems in older men
  • Straining, to empty the bowels
  • Eating a low-fiber diet
  • Chronic diarrhea
  • Cancer or growth in pelvis or bowel, which puts pressure on abdomen
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