No one likes to talk about them, so there are a lot of misconceptions about haemorrhoids . Let's get knowledgeable with the facts.
MYTH: HAEMORRHOIDS ARE NOT VERY COMMON.
Fact: Haemorrhoids are more common than you might think. A survey of adult Australian revealed that close to half of those surveyed have suffered from haemorrhoids .†
MYTH: ONLY OLD PEOPLE GET HAEMORRHOIDS.
Fact: It's true that chances of having haemorrhoids increase with age, but you can get haemorrhoids at any stage of your adult life.
MYTH: ONLY MEN GET HAEMORRHOIDS.
Fact: Haemorrhoids can affect anyone. They are very common amongst pregnant women.
MYTH: FIT, HEALTHY PEOPLE CAN'T GET HAEMORRHOIDS.
Fact: Overweight people have a higher chance of getting haemorrhoids due to the extra pressure their weight puts on their abdomen. But this pressure can also be the result of constipation, straining, pregnancy or lifting heavy weights.
MYTH: PEOPLE MAY JUDGE YOU IF YOU BUY A TREATMENT FOR HAEMORRHOIDS.
Fact: Many Australians will suffer from haemorrhoids at some time in their life. Statistics indicate that up to 30% of people in western cultures will be affected by haemorrhoids at some point in their lives.,1 chances are the person at the checkout has had the same experience as you.