Poor lifestyle choices mainly including diet and lack of exercise are a few reasons why people in India are at increased risk of developing piles & fissures.
In 2017, research published by the Indian Journal of Surgery stated that every year, the estimated number of people who have been diseased with Fissure & Piles are 10 million in numbers. However, it’s an estimated percentage, but you can’t deny that it’s surprising.
When the veins around your anus feel enlarged, piles are caused and developed.
In general words, the fundamental reason for causing piles is when your anus or rectum feels strain or pressure.
If you talk about the causes of piles and the risk factors, you will find that piles may occur due to the following reasons (see infographic) :
In Case Of Pregnancy –
Pregnant women often experience constipation, and the uterus also gets bigger when a lady is pregnant, which puts pressure on the veins and allows them to swell.
These swollen veins contribute to the development of piles in pregnant women.
No matter what your age is, everyone is at the risk of developing piles. But if you consider this research, piles are more common as people get old.
Trusted scientific research concludes that Haemorrhoids are oh-so-common by the age of 45-50.
The main reason for developing piles in old age is that older people are more susceptible to developing constipation.
So the strain on the anal area while passing stools causes the veins to swell and enlarge. The weakened supportive tissues around the anus in old age contribute further to the development of piles.
Chronic Constipation or Diarrhea –
Constipation is one of the most common complaints in India. Lack of sufficient dietary fibre, poor eating habits and highly spicy food which is a characteristic of Indian food is mainly responsible for developing chronic constipation.
Chronic constipation is another cause of piles because you feel burdensome passing stool. In medical terms, chronic constipation means uncommon bowel movements.
As discussed earlier, the strain caused on the veins in the anal area due to constipation causes them to swell and cause piles.
When Sitting Too Long Become Your Lifestyle –
Yes! It’s true that prolonged sitting causes piles. One of the significant causes people ignore about the pile causes is that they sit for too long.
Don’t sit for too long, particularly on the seat of the toilet. When the pressure is increased in the lower abdominal region, Hemorrhoids, or piles, develop.
Heavy Lifting Can Make Piles Worse –
Adrenaline checking exercise or running like a Bolt can make your piles worse and allow them not to heal quickly. So, avoid vigorous exercise and heavy weight lifting.
You Are Overweight:
You might have heard several times that obesity is the house of disease. It’s true! There’s a relationship between obesity and piles. If someone has an extra weight more than required, the blood vessels and veins surrounding the anus shrink.
Piles or Hemorrhoids run in families. If you have piles, it might be because you got it genetically.
You Do Too Much Anal Sex –
Too much of anything comes with a disadvantage, and so is anal intercourse! If you are a man, you should understand your beloved’s problem that doing anal intercourse can boost fissures or make it worse than ever before! Anal-loving ladies should also understand their partner’s problem.
Piles Symptoms: How It Feels Like When You Have Hemorrhoids?
Haemorrhoids don’t always alert you with certain signs and symptoms. Often there are no symptoms of piles until you either start bleeding while passing stools or you have pain or burning sensation in your anus.
However, seek ayurvedic medicine for piles at the earliest if you experience any of the indications mentioned below:
- Constant itch and pain in the anus region
- Bleeding when passing excreta
- Purple, pink or blue bumps around the anus that may bulge out
Itching and Pain In the Anus
In most cases of piles itching and pain in the anus is the main complaint that draws attention to the presence of piles.
The pain is moderate to severe in intensity. There may be an itching and burning sensation in and around the anus either solely or accompanied by severe pain.
Bleeding Per Rectum While Passing Excreta
Bleeding may or may not be present in piles. As discussed earlier, bleeding is almost exclusively present if you have internal piles. External piles usually do not present with bleeding.
There are certain other digestive tract diseases which may also cause blood in stools.
For example, ulcerative colitis and dysentery may also cause bleeding from the anus while passing stools. So to distinguish between these conditions, take notice of the colour of the blood.
If the blood is darker (sometimes blackish), or has clots it means that this is not coming from the anus (piles). The blood is usually fresh, bright red in colour if it is originating from haemorrhoids.
A feeling of Lump (Irregular Mass) In or Around The Anus
A lump in the anus is usually felt with a hand seen with the naked eye if you have external piles.
In the case of internal piles, you may have an abnormal feeling of having a mass inside your anus but it is not seen by the naked eye from outside unless the pile progresses to 3rd degree.
There are several causes of piles. It is important to understand what causes piles in your case because that will help in fixing the root cause for lasting relief. Also, understanding piles symptoms are important to diagnose the problem before it gets worse.