Types and causes of Hemorrhoids



How to cure piles hemorrhoids home remediesAn embarrassing medical condition, Piles is one of the most common ailments. Piles or hemorrhoids are swellings of veins in the rectum area. It causes pain and discomfort during passing stool. There are many causes for piles. Read the types and causes of hemorrhoid.

Types of Hemorrhoids:
There are two types of hemorrhoids, Internal and external.
Internal hemorrhoids are inside the rectum. It can't be feel or seen, they usually don't cause discomfort. Many people don't even come to know if they have one. Harsh straining during defection may injure hemorrhoids surface and cause it to bleed.

External hemorrhoids develops around the anal area.
It forms a soft lump around the anal opening. This type of hemorrhoids are more painful than internal piles. Straining and irritation can cause itching or bleeding.

Causes:
1) Chronic constipation and bowel disorder
Due to prolonged period of constipation, people strain during defecation and exert pressure on the rectal area to pass the stool, This pressure affects the veins surrounding rectal area which may lead to piles.

2) Prolonged Cough or Sneezing
Chronic condition of cough or sneezing can also cause pressure on the rectal area and cause piles to occur.

3) Obesity
Obesity increases the risk of piles, especially if the fat accumulation is more in the lower abdominal area.

4) Pregnancy
Piles can also occur during pregnancy, due to the pressure caused in the lower abdominal area. However, it normally gets healed without medication after childbirth.

5) Aging
Hemorrhoids are more likely as you get older because the tissues that support the veins in your rectum and anus can weaken and stretch with aging.

6) Other causes
Other causes are prolonged periods of standing or sitting, sitting on hard surface for a longer time, mental stress, and heredity.

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