Hemorrhoids, also known as piles (Bawaseer), are caused by swollen and enlarged blood vessels around the back passage – which triggers discomfort, itching and irritation. Other symptoms include bleeding or mucus discharge after passing a stool, soreness, visible redness and swelling. At least have the population will suffer from piles at some point in their lives.
Dr Dawn Harper, GP, has revealed the facts on piles – dispelling common myths and misconceptions around the conditions. “Since straining on the toilet is one of the most common reasons why haemorrhoids develop, avoiding constipation and having to strain is vital to improve symptoms,” said Dr Dawn.
“Eating a healthy diet that contains plenty of fresh fruit, vegetables and other fibre, drinking plenty of water, keeping active and keeping stress levels under control all help the bowel to function properly.”
“Haemorrhoids can affect the young too and are not just a factor of age although the risk increases with age, as your bodies supporting tissues get weaker, making the condition more prevalent in older people,” explained Dr Dawn.
How to Cure Hemorrhoids at Home
“Weight lifting with poor technique may increase the pressure in the rectal veins increasing the risk of haemorrhoids,” said Dr Dawn.
“If you do have haemorrhoids regular exercise can help heal them and if you are susceptible to haemorrhoids, light regular exercise such as yoga, swimming or walking can help keep the colon more regular without placing a strain or increased abdominal pressure which can lead to haemorrhoids.” source