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A 19-year-old male asked:

I have anal haemorhoids have been using anusol but was asking what are its cause and how can take preventive measures?

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 30 years experience
'Rhoids & 'tics: Hemorrhoids & diverticulosis are due to excess intrabdominal pressure (valsalva). In other words, you're pushing way too hard to have a bowel movement. To prevent 'rhoids & 'tics from worsening is to increase dietary fiber & fluids as well as to exercise regularly so that you're not constipated. You don't want veins on forehead to pop out when you poop. Shouldn't need to strain for bowel movement.

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