Hemorrhoid Facts

Facts About Hemorrhoids

A collection of swollen tissue and blood vessels in the lower rectum or anus, hemorrhoids are caused by having too much strain on the rectum – and they can be painful and unpleasant.

While home remedies such as creams, suppositories and warm baths can provide temporary relief, only hemorrhoid removal can completely treat the problem.

What else should you know about hemorrhoids? Here are just a few facts:

  • According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), 10.4 million people in the U.S. suffer from hemorrhoids.
  • Only 3.5 million people, or 1 in 3, seek medical treatment each year for their hemorrhoids.
  • Left untreated, hemorrhoids can get progressively worse over time, growing in both size and number.
  • Most chronic sufferers develop hemorrhoids in three locations.

While most people are diagnosed with hemorrhoids after age 30, the truth is, they’re common among all kinds of people from all kinds of backgrounds. Common causes of this often painful condition include:

  • Chronic constipation
  • Chronic diarrhea
  • Pregnancy and childbirth
  • Obesity
  • Sitting too long
  • Heavy lifting
  • Age

The CRH O’Regan System has the opportunity to reach this large population of sufferers – and provide definitive relief.

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