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Hemorrhoids

Acupuncture can be effective in the treatment of hemorrhoids

Hemorrhoids may be caused by a few different factors. The most common cause of hemorrhoids is repeated straining while having a bowel movement.

Hemorrhoids Definition:

Hemorrhoids are defined as swollen veins at or around the rectum, they may external or internal.

Hemorrhoids Causes:

Causes that increase the chance of developing hemorrhoids include:

  • Straining during bowel movements
  • Sitting for long periods of time on the toilet
  • Chronic diarrhea or constipation
  • Obesity
  • Pregnancy
  • Anal intercourse
  • Low-fiber diet

Hemorrhoids Symptoms:

Symptoms of hemorrhoids include:

  • pain with bowel movement
  • inflammation
  • Painless bleeding during bowel movements
  • Increase itching or irritation around anal region
  • Swelling or lump around your anus
  • fecal incontinence

Hemorrhoids Treatments:

Acupuncture can be effective in the treatment of hemorrhoids by reducing heat and inflammation associated with the discomfort of hemorrhoids as well as preventing hemorrhoids.