Facts of Hemorrhoids

At least four-fifths of adults in Europe and North America will experience hemorrhoids at some point in their lives. Doctors say a large number of people who go and have a checkup are found to have hemorrhoids.

The older you are the more likely you are to suffer from hemorrhoids. This does not mean, however, that young people and children do not get them. Hemorrhoids are much more common among men than women. A woman is most likely to get them when she is pregnant.

Fast facts on hemorrhoids

  • Hemorrhoids can be uncomfortable for many people, yet they are easily treated and prevented.
  • Hemorrhoids are more common in men than women.
  • A female is more likely to get hemorrhoids while pregnant.
  • The likelihood of suffering from hemorrhoids increases as a person ages.
  • Hemorrhoids occur when the veins surrounding the anus are inflamed.
  • Occurrence of hemorrhoids can be due to pregnancy, aging, chronic diarrhea, constipation, straining to move a stool, sitting for long periods, anal intercourse, obesity and genetics.
  • Bleeding occurring in the anal area, itching, discomfort, swelling may indicate hemorrhoids.
  • A doctor can carry out tests to confirm if you have hemorrhoids.
  • In most cases patients can take simple measures to alleviate symptoms while the problem heals on its own.
  • Sometimes medicines and surgery are needed to treat hemorrhoids.

Are you suffering from hemorrhoids? There are many non-surgical and even painless options for treating hemorrhoids but it is best to seek medical attention as soon as possible. Call a hemorrhoid specialist today and get the treatment you need!

Source: Medical News Today


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