Hemorrhoids are swollen tissues that contain veins. Hemorrhoids are also known as piles. These are situated in the wall of the anus and rectum and may lead to minor bleeding or develop small blood clots. Hemorrhoids occur when the tissues get enlarged, weaken, and come free of their supporting structure. This results in a sac-like bulge that extends into the anal area. Hemorrhoids are caused by constant or repeated pressure on the rectal or anal veins. Straining or prolonged sitting during a bowel movement are the most common causes for pressure. Other factors that increase the risk for getting hemorrhoids include diarrhea, constipation, poor posture, lifting heavy objects, and prolonged sitting, pregnancy, eating a diet low in fiber, anal intercourse, and being overweight.
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Last date updated on June, 2014