• Overview

    Hemorrhoids are one of the most common rectal disorders. They affect men and women equally and typically develop in people over the age of 30. Over 80% of Canadians will suffer from hemorrhoids at some point in their lives. Some people have a genetic predisposition which makes them more prone to developing hemorrhoids and it is estimated that 25% - 35% of pregnant women will develop hemorrhoids in their third trimester. Hemorrhoids are generally resolved with simple and effective, over-the-counter treatments but some individuals may require surgery to resolve this common disorder.


    Understanding Hemorrhoids

    Hemorroidsare typically caused by repeated or constant pressure to the anal or rectal veins. As pressure increases, blood begins to pool, causing veins to swell. The swollen vein(s) begins to stretch the surrounding tissues, creating a hemorrhoid


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