Hemorrhoids are caused due to excessive pressure in the rectum, compelling
the blood to stretch and bulge the walls of veins leading to their rupture.
Some of the common causes and risk factors for hemmorhoids include:
Straining bowel movements due to constipation or hard stools
Sitting on the toilet for a long time
Pregnancy and Childbirth
Heavy lifting (5)
Lack of erect posture
Higher socioeconomic status
Elevated anal resting pressure
Spinal cord injury
Loss of rectal muscle tone
Anal intercourse (3).
Faulty bowel function due to overuse of laxatives or enemas; straining
during bowel movements (1)
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