Hemorrhoids are the most common anal disease. It is said that more than half of adults have hemorrhoids, indicating a general disease. However, it is said that only 1 out of every 4 patients are taking some sort of care because of the difficulty noticing hemorrhoids, mild subjective symptoms at an early stage, and embarrassment at the time of consultation.
Hemorrhoids are mainly caused by lifestyle and stress. For example, in those who are in a sitting position for a long period of time, such as office workers with a lot of desk work or drivers, the veins around the anus are compressed, and consequently the aggregated area of blood vessels congests, which may cause hemorrhoids. Also, constipation or diarrhea due to a disturbed eating habits or unbalanced diet damages the anus at the time of a bowel movement, which may cause hemorrhoids. Or, disturbed autonomic nerves and poor blood circulation in the anus due to stress may cause hemorrhoids.
There are various reports on gender and age, but hemorrhoids should be recognized as a disease that occurs in anybody in principle.
There are three types of hemorrhoids: hemorrhoids (piles), anal fissure, and anal fistula. The most common type is hemorrhoids (piles).
Hemorrhoids (piles) have two types: those formed inside the anus (internal hemorrhoids) and those formed outside the anus (external hemorrhoids). Hemorrhoids (piles) formed inside the anus (internal hemorrhoids) are said to be most common.
Hemorrhoids (piles) inside the anus (internal hemorrhoids) are characterized by difficulty in noticing compared with other hemorrhoids. Bleeding occurs as a symptom, but it generally causes little pain. Therefore, people fail to notice it or leave it even if they notice it. However, if it is left untreated, the condition may worsen and surgery may be required. It is important to deal with it early.
As care methods for hemorrhoids, daily life habits should be improved first, but there are also methods such as "using OTC drugs" and "visiting a hospital." Find care that is suitable for your current status.