Piles are swellings that contain enlarged blood vessels, and are found inside or around the anus.
Haemorrhoids don’t usually cause symptoms, and some people don’t even know they have them.
But, some signs of piles include an itchy soreness around the anus, and a mucus discharge after passing a stool.
You could help to reduce symptoms of haemorrhoids by taking butcher’s broom supplements, a nutritionist has said.
Butcher’s broom supplements come from a plant in continental Europe.
“Haemorrhoids are a very common anorectal condition that affects millions of people around the world,” said Dr Josh Axe.
“Over half of all people will develop symptomatic haemorrhoids at some point, so it’s common to wonder how to get rid of haemorrhoids.”
“Butcher’s broom can help reduce swelling and inflammation of haemorrhoids.”
In 2002, a study revealed butcher’s broom could treat chronic venous insufficiency.
That’s condition where blood pools in the body, as the amount of blood flowing through veins is adequate.
The findings could be applied to haemorrhoids patients, said Axe.
The anti-inflammatory compounds fund in butcher’s broom roots could cause contraction of veins, he said.
Piles symptoms include bleeding after passing a stool, or finding a lump hanging down outside of the anus.
Haemorrhoids aren’t usually painful, according to the NHS.
Symptoms often clear up by themselves, or by using treatments bought from a pharmacy.
See a GP if symptoms don’t get better, or if you experience pain or bleeding.