Haemorrhoids are characterized by either external or internal swollen blood vessels located in the area around the anus. Haemorrhoids may occur as a result of various factors, such as straining to pass a bowel movement, pregnancy, aging and permanent constipation or diarrhea. Anal penetration may also increase the risk of haemorrhoids. Symptoms may be characterized by bloody stool or blood stains on the toilet paper, incomplete bowel movements, rectal itching, or a pliable lump at the anal opening. Haemorrhoids are treated with means such as dietary interventions by adding fibre and fluids to the nutrition. Medications such as creams or suppositories may be applied as well as surgery, increasing physical activity, warm tub or sitz baths, Traditional Chinese Medicine, herbal remedies, Homoeopathy, and Hindu traditional medicine, Ayurveda.
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