What is a Hemorrhoid?
A question that is searched for thousands of time on goggle every month ” What is a Hemorrhoid” and how best can you cure them.
Sometimes hemorrhoids also known as piles can be over complicated by people trying to sell their version of how to get rid of piles.
Hemorrhoid are generally very painful and unpleasant for many people who get them but they can also be easily prevented and more importantly easily cured.
The older you are the more likely it will be that you will get hemorrhoids but that’s not to say that young people don’t get them. More men get piles or hemorrhoids and women generally get them when they are pregnant.
What is A Hemorrhoid?
When the veins around the wall of the anus become inflamed the person has hemorrhoids.
Piles are in fact hemorrhoids that become inflamed and indeed may be very painful for the person involved and often bleed.
Why do you get hemorrhoids?
- Being pregnant
- Chronic Diarrhea
- Chronic Constipation
- Sitting idle for prolonged periods of time
- Anal intercourse
Hemorrhoids can happen both internally and externally of the anal canal so some of the symptoms to look out for are
- Bleeding: usually on the tissue paper
- Itching or discomfort in the general anal area
- Swelling in the anal area
- A lump near your anal canal that may be sore and painful to touch.
There seems to be a general misunderstanding when it comes to piles as we all have them, its when are hemorrhoids become inflamed they become painful and they are called piles.
Nowadays we have coined both the terms hemorrhoids and piles as the one and the same.
When the hemorrhoids are inflamed or swollen piles then form and this blog “How to get rid of piles” is here to help you with your quest.
More about piles
Piles themselves can be various sizes ranging on average from 2 to 4 cm and the most visible ones are the external ones.
The National institutes of health in the USA says that at least 50% of the population at some time in their lives have had piles. Alternatively 5%of all adults have piles at any one time.
In other words if you have piles you are not alone. It may be embarrassing going to your Doctor and asking for a diagnosis but it is so common and nothing to be ashamed of.
It is rare and only in extreme cases that piles have to be surgically removed so please don’t worry about this. If you can learn anything from this blog its all about looking after yourself once you have gotten rid of the initial piles and how best to prevent them in the future.
What is a hemorrhoid is one of the most popular questions asked on medical websites but sometimes the information derived may either be outdated or just wrong. Please feel free to ask any question or leave a comment below. We are here to help you get rid of piles for good.
The picture to your right illustrates exactly what internal hemorrhoids and external hemorrhoids look like.
Please have a look at are other posts to find out how you can cure your hemorrhoids quickly and effectively.
So the next time you hear the question what is a hemorrhoid please remember about this free blog for facts