Hemorroids

Hemorroids

Hemorrhoids are dilated veins which occur in and around the anus and rectum. They may be external or internal, which means they may be visible and felt or not. A common cause of Hemorrhoids is the standing position, in which all of the blood above the rectum exerts pressure on the rectal and anus areas. Other conditions that contribute include: poor bowel habits, constipation, diarrhea, pregnancy, obesity, and frequent straining during bowel movements.