Haemorrhoids, also known as piles, are swellings that contain enlarged blood vessels that are found inside or around the bottom of the rectum and anus. Hemorrhoids are vascular structures in the anal canal. In the normal state , they are cushions that help with stool control. They become pathological or piles. when swollen or inflamed. At this point the condition is technically known as hemorrhoidal disease. They're most common in adults of 45-65 years, though men are more likely to get them than women .
Signs & Symptoms of Hemorrhoid: Pain, and swelling in or around the rectum and anus, especially during defecation. Low fiber diet and smaller caliber stool causes a person to strain when having a bowel movement, increasing the pressure within the blood vessels. Spinal cord injury and lack of erect posture. If proper diagnosis not taken for hemorrhoid diseases it may be serious and sometimes life threatening disease present with similar symptoms as hemorrhoids. Diseases that have similar symptoms are rectal cancer, anal fissures, anal abscesses, anal fistula, and perianal hematoma among others.
Prevention of Hemorrhoids: In order to prevent hemorrhoids, avoid straining during a bowel movement. Also, increase your water intake. Drinking adequate water can keep your stool from hardening.Symptomatic hemorrhoids are thought to affect at least 50% of the US population at some time during their lives, and around 5% of the population is affected at any given time. Extrapolated Prevalence 2,310,337 Population Estimated Used 60,424,2132. Both sexes experience about the same incidence of the condition, with rates peaking between 45 and 65 years. They are more common in Caucasians and those of higher socioeconomic status.