From Our 2013 Archives

Health Tip: How Did I Get Hemorrhoids?

(HealthDay News) -- Hemorrhoids occur when blood vessels in the rectum become swollen and tender.

The American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons says common risk factors for hemorrhoids include:

  • Having chronic constipation or diarrhea, or pushing too hard during bowel movements.
  • Being pregnant.
  • Having family members who have had hemorrhoids.
  • Sitting on the toilet for long periods.
  • Overusing enemas or laxatives, which can trigger problems with bowel function.

-- Diana Kohnle

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