Piles or Hemorrhoids are swollen veins in the anus or around the anal opening. Due to unhealthy eating habits and sitting constantly for prolonged hours, piles are common in the majority of the population. The disease of piles has been found in people for many years now. But the number of cases of patients, including men women and even children has been increasing drastically over the past few years.
There have been many evident cases of women getting piles during and after their pregnancy or childbirth. During pregnancy, the widely protruded belly carrying a child of few weeks puts a lot of extra pressure on the blood vessels around the lower back and pelvic area. Also, at the time of childbirth, Due to the strain to push the infant out produces extra pressure on the blood vessels around the pelvic and anal area. This may lead to anal diseases, most commonly piles.
Piles in men may be a cause of several reasons. The veins in and around the pelvic and anal area may have swollen because of constant stress or veins. There are two types of piles. The first one is external piles which can be easily identified. These are found under the thin skin around the anus and anal opening. They can also bulge out and form small and hard protruding bulge shaped cluster which can be swollen, itchy, and painful and may bleed too.
The other type of Piles is the internal piles. They are usually located around the lower part of large intestines. They are generally not painful. This type of swelling may bleed too. This blood may come out of the anus with stool. Such piles can cause pain while and after stool. It is suggested to get it treated. Avoid sitting constantly for prolonged hours. Stay physically active and drink a lot of water. Consume a sufficient amount of fiber in the diet.
Symptoms of Piles in both males and females
The symptoms of piles are pretty evident. But most people are not aware of the symptoms of piles and fail to identify that they have piles. Piles, it goes undetected for a long time may lead to serious anal diseases including cancer. Below are some symptoms of piles. Make sure you realize you have piles if you feel those symptoms.
- Pain and irritate in the anus and towards the anal opening. This is because of the swollen veins.
- Red blood in the stool and experiencing unbearable pain during bowel movements.
- Swelling due to swollen lymph around the anus.Itchy skin.
Treatment for Piles
The treatment for piles is the same in both men and women. Earlier, the patient had to go through an open surgery which was very painful. But now, you can get the pain free laser surgery for piles. Laser treatment for piles is the permanent cure of piles. The procedure is completely pain and hassles free. The patient can eat normally and follow his regular schedule after a few hours of the surgery.
Men and women both have got permanent cure from piles by this laser surgery.