What causes Haemorrhoids?

Haemorrhoids are a condition in which the veins around the anus or lower rectum are swollen and inflamed. They may result from straining to move stool.


Additional causes that increase your risk of developing haemorrhoids include but are not limited to:

  • Irregular bowel habits, constipation or diarrhoea
  • Genetic predisposition
  • Little exercise
  • Nutrition, low fibre diet
  • Pregnancy and delivery (mostly temporary condition)
  • Obesity
  • Aging
  • Sitting long periods of time
  • Anal intercourse