Haemorrhoids also called piles, are very painful and cause much discomfort. As you age, your risk of hemorrhoids increases. That's because the tissues that support the veins in your rectum and anus can weaken and stretch. This can also happen when you're pregnant, because the baby's weight puts pressure on the anal region. The easiest strategy to prevent haemorrhoids is to keep your stools soft, so they pass easily and avoid straining during bowel movements. The following are the most effective techniques to prevent haemorrhoids.