What Causes Hemorrhoids?

What causes hemorrhoids is not known, exactly. However, undo pressure on the rectal veins seems to be the cause. This is a result of the upright posture of being human, sitting for long periods of time or standing for long periods of time. Other factors that contribute to hemorrhoids are:

  • Pregnancy – Read Charlotte’s Story
  • Aging
  • Gaining weight or losing weight – This is also explained in Charlotte’s story
  • Obesity
  • Chronic constipation or diarrhea
  • Heredity
  • Straining during bowel moments
  • Abusing the use of laxatives
  • Spending long periods of time on the toilet, i.e., reading

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