HEMORRHOIDS: Diagnosis, Causes, Symptoms, Prevention & Treatment

Here are the things we need to know about Hemorrhoids

HEMORRHOIDS – Here are the essential things we need to know about Hemorrhoids including its causes, diagnosis, symptoms, prevention, and treatment.

Hemorrhoids or locally known as ‘Almoranas’ in the Philippines are swollen veins located around the anus or in the lower rectum.

Around 50 percent of adults usually suffer the signs and symptoms of hemorrhoids at the age of 50 years old.


Almoranas is unpleasant and painful but they are treatable through proper medications and it is also preventable.

Here are the following things that you should know about the illness:


  • Obesity
  • Pregnancy
  • Straining During Bowel Movement
  • Chronic Diarrhea
  • Regular Heavy Lifting
  • Family History
  • Sitting for Long Period of Time
  • Aging


  • Digital Examination
  • Visual Inspection

Signs & Symptoms

  • Itching in the anal region
  • Pain
  • Irritation
  • Bleeding
  • Swelling around anus
  • Painful bowel movement
  • Fecal leakage
  • Hard lump near anus


  • Pain reliever
  • Fiber supplements
  • Medications
  • Cold compress
  • Creams and ointments
  • Analgesics
  • Surgery


  • Drink plenty of water
  • Don’t strain
  • Regular Exercise
  • Avoid sitting for a long period of time
  • Eat high-fiber foods
  • Maintain body weight

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