It is a known fact that approximately half of all Americans will suffer from the painful burning and itching caused by premature hemorrhoids at the age of 50. Because of this embarrassing aspect of this situation, not many people will seek medical treatment for this problem.
Statistics say that only about 50,000 people receive medical treatment for hemorrhoids and less than 20% need surgery. With the statistics of half the population treated against 50,000, this is a very small number.
Some people are more likely to develop premature hemorrhoids than others due to the lack of collagen and elasticity in the body. This will often contribute to the weakness of the rectal veins and rectal walls. These people often suffer from problems similar to hernias.
There are many things that contribute to the appearance of hemorrhoids, but no contribution can be defined as the real cause. In fact, doctors don’t know what the real cause of hemorrhoids is.
Some of the things that are listed as factors are constipation, which causes excessive fatigue. The birth of a child is a common cause of hemorrhoids in women. Sitting for a long time contributes to the development of hemorrhoids.
Some of the things you can do to prevent hemorrhoids or improve the condition are:
- Drink the recommended amount of water a day (usually 8 glasses).
- Eat enough fiber in your diet to keep your bowel movements regular.
- A normal exercise routine also helps prevent not only hemorrhoids but many other diseases as well.