Mythbuster: What Doesn’t Cause Hemorrhoids

mythsWhen it comes to hemorrhoids, it’s sometimes hard to separate fact from fiction. There’s lots of false information out there, so it’s good to have a few facts when it comes to treating and preventing, hemorrhoids.

First of all, hemorrhoids can be a one-time issue. Just because you have them once doesn’t mean that you’re doomed to a life of treating flare-ups. While they do recur for some people, that’s not always the case.

Second, hemorrhoids do not cause colon cancer. They are created by pressures on the anal area from irregular diet and bowel movements, which could be symptoms of cancer, but are not related to the hemorrhoids themselves.

And lastly, it’s often said that hemorrhoids are a problem for older people only. While it’s true that the chances of development hemorrhoids does go up once you’re over 50, they can happen to anyone, at any age, even children.

If you’ve got questions about hemorrhoids, contact your health care professional. He or she is armed with all the facts you’ll need to put these and other myths to rest once and for all.

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