Hemroids are masses of areolar tissue containing numerous small arteries and veins in the rectal area. They are actually natural in the Excretory Orifice canal, designed to protect and cushion the Excretory Orifice canal. Hemroids rarely cause symptoms by themselves until excessive intrarectal pressure pushes hemroids downward. When the hemroidsal tissue enlarges and descends downward into the Excretory Orifice canal, they are called "prolapse," also known as "piles". They are termed internal or external hemroids dependent on their position in the rectal area. They are also classified as first-degree, second-degree, third-degree or fourth-degree dependent on the distance they protrude into the Excretory Orifice canal.
9 million people in U.S. alone seek medical treatment for hemroids each year. In additon, it is estimated that 22 million hemroids sufferers do not visit a physician. It is estimated that 80 percent of us will have a debilitating hemroids at least once in our lifetime. Hemroids is a very common condition especially in people over 50.
Bleeding, itching, burning and pain are the most common symptoms. Blood is typically bright red. It may spurt or drip from the Excretory Orifice. Pain may range from mild to severe from the edema and inflammation of the hemroidsal tissue.