Piles (a.k.a hemorrhoids) indicate swelling of the veins in the anus and lower rectum. Hemorrhoids can form in the rectum (internal) or beneath the skin around the anus (external).
Approximately three out of four adults have hemorrhoids from time to time. Hemorrhoids have numerous causes, but usually, the cause is not known.
Fortunately, there are efficient options to treat hemorrhoids. People can also get aid with a few home treatments and a few lifestyle changes.
Symptoms normally depend on the kind of hemorrhoid.
Symptoms might involve:
This usually can’t be felt or perceived, and they seldom cause distress. But in some cases, during passing stool, one may experience:
If blood accumulates in an external hemorrhoid forming a clot, it can cause:
It is not right to assume rectal bleeding is due to hemorrhoids because this can also occur with other diseases, including types of cancer. It is important to seek emergency care if one has large amounts of rectal bleeding, lightheadedness or dizziness.
Hemorrhoids can often go away on their own without treatment, and symptoms like pain and bleeding may last one week or slightly longer. Simultaneously, one can practice these to ease symptoms:
If symptoms get more serious or interfere with everyday life, medication is a must. Also, if no changes are observed after a week of home treatments, a healthcare provider may treat hemorrhoids with:
Surgical treatments involve:
Frequency: India reports 1 million new cases of piles every year. An estimated 50-85 per cent of cases are reported among people within 45-65 years.
PGC Resolution: Spreading awareness and controlling piles cases in India. Providing guidelines and information on healthy diets and measures for controlling hemorrhoids.