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Yesterday we spoke of farting and hemorrhoids . . . so today let's finish this topic.

So what is this "pain in our butt" really all about???

Well . . . "Hemorrhoids" are swollen veins in the lower rectum and are also called "piles".

Now . . . Internal "hemorrhoids" are usually painless, but tend to bleed. And can develop from increased pressure in the lower rectum due to straining during bowel movements, sitting for long periods of time on the toilet, or having chronic diarrhea or constipation.

Where external "hemorrhoids" may just cause pain. The most common cause is also repeated straining while having a bowel movement. And are usually found beneath the skin that surrounds the anus.

So what irritates hemorrhoids?

Well . . . other than what we mentioned above . . . straining!

Certain foods can cause a flare up and if you consume these foods all the time . . .

they can leave you in a world of discomfort.

Foods to avoid would be . . .

Cheese, chips, fast food, ice cream, meat, prepared foods such as some frozen dinners and frozen snack foods and processed foods such as hot dogs.

So how do we cure this discomfort???

Well . . . a mild case of "hemorrhoid" symptoms will normally go away on their own.