Haemorrhoids are unwelcomed lumps that can appear inside and around your bottom. While they may improve on their own, there are things you can do to prevent and treat them.

What are the symptoms of haemorrhoids?

Sometimes, haemorrhoids can sneak by unnoticed without causing any trouble. But when they do make their presence known, it's important to be aware of the signs. Keep an eye out for bleeding after a trip to the loo, itching, a lump outside your anus, mucus discharge, and a combo of soreness, redness, and swelling.

What causes haemorrhoids?

Haemorrhoids are mainly caused by an increased pressure in the veins of your anus and rectum. That pressure leads to swelling and discomfort. So, factors like straining during bowel movements, obesity, and pregnancy can contribute to the development of haemorrhoids.

How to treat haemorrhoids

But don't worry, relief is on the way! In many cases, those lumps will calm down on their own within a few days. However, if you want to speed up the process, there are topical treatments or even oral medication that can provide some much-needed relief. They help ease those symptoms and make passing stools a bit smoother. For added support, chat with your local pharmacy team about which options are best for you. We’re here to help!

So remember, haemorrhoids are a common issue and you're not alone in dealing with them. With some self-care and proper treatment, you'll be feeling better in no time. Take care and always reach out to your pharmacy team if you need a helping hand. We’re there for you, even in the most "behind-the-scenes" situations.