10 Causes of Hemorrhoids

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Cause #2: Obesity

Obesity refers to the accumulation of excess body fat to an extent where it negatively affects the health of an individual. People are considered to be obese when their body mass index (BMI) is 30 or higher.

Obesity has been associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular diseases, sleep apnea, type 2 diabetes, cancer, and depression. It has also been linked to a higher risk of hemorrhoids. This has been thought to be due to the excessive pressure placed on the lower abdomen area by the excessive weight, which exerts more stress on the anal and rectal veins.


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