Hemorrhoids also called "piles", are a difficult and painful condition. It can restrict your movements and interfere with the daily routine, also it may create embarresment in the affected person. They are veins around your anus or anal canal that are abnormally dilated. Hemorrhoids may be located inside the rectum called internal hemorrhoids, or they can develop under the skin outside the anus and are called external hemorrhoids. Statistics studies shows that this is a common problem in the population. About 50% to 70% americans are affected sometime during their lives. By age 50 about more than half adults have this condition. Many women experience increased pressure during pregnancy due, in part because the uterus sits directly on the blood vessels that drain the hemorrhoidal veins, this lead to the formation of hemorrhoids.
Obstruction to the flow of blood in the veins of the rectum, constipation or diarrhea, straining during bowel movements, lack of a high-fiber diet, sedentary life style, prolonged sitting in the toilet, postponing bowel movements, heavy lifting, lack of not enought liquids comsuption and heritage and some of the common causes of this condition. As explain above, pregnancy could be one cause too. Diseases such as rectal cancer can lead to hemorrhoids, frequent use of laxatives and in some patients vitamins deficiency or hypertension.
Syns and Symptoms The most common symptoms are icthing, bleeding, irritation and disconfort.