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Read Hemorrhoids consultations on the Kangpe website. Contact doctors online for Hemorrhoids treatment advice.

About Hemorrhoids


Hemorrhoids are swollen veins in the lowest part of your rectum and anus.Commonly referred to as piles.

They are formed when walls of these blood vessels stretch so thin that the veins bulge and get irritated, especially when you Excrete.

Hemorrhoids are one of the most common causes of rectal bleeding.


There are generally two types of  Hemorrhoids

  • Internal Hemorrhoids (originating in the rectum) : Internal hemorrhoids are far enough inside the rectum that you can't usually see or feel them.

  • External ( originating in the anus) : they are  located underneath the skin that surrounds the anus, and are lower than internal hemorrhoids.


Causes of Hemorrhoids

An accumulation of pressure in the lower rectum can affect blood flow and cause the veins to swell. This can occur from extra weight when you are obese or pregnant.

Hemorrhoids can also be caused by Standing or sitting for long periods, chronic diarrhea, eating a low-fiber diet, coughing and  vomiting.

Physically challenges, like lifting something heavy and Pushing during bowel movements are known causes of  Hemorrhoids.

Treatment of Hemorrhoids

Patients diagnosed with hemorrhoids are advised to soften their stools by increasing the amount  fiber in their diets.  Fruits, vegetables, cereals and grains are rich  in fiber.

Questions you can ask your doctor about Hemorrhoids

If you are experiencing symptoms of hemorrhoids. Consult doctors online; making use of the Kangpe App or website.

Ask doctors on kangpe about home remedies for treating Hemorrhoids and the availability of over the the counter drug prescriptions for Hemorrhoids.

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