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Piles, or, as they are often known,hemorrhoids, present one of the most common diseases on Earth.Basically, piles are a product of bad nutrition and a hard stool following it. This causes over straining of the muscles during bowel movement and the appearance of swelling inside of the rectal area, or on the surface of the anal area.

Regarding the position of the lump,piles can be classified into several types. Gradually the first type are those lumps inside the anal area, which may bleed but cannot be seen. Secondly there is a type which can be seen after the bowel movement but returns by itself. The third type needs to be placed back after bowel movement since it will hang outside the anal region if left alone. Finally, the fourth type are the external piles which cannot be put inside and are usually the most painful and problematic.

All unusual behaviors of our organism during and after bowel movement may serve as an alarm for piles.Bleeding, itchiness, pain, irritation, unusual excrements and swelling are the most common causes. Nevertheless, one should consult with a doctor before coming to any conclusions since these symptoms may work for other illnesses as well.

Before diagnosis, doctors may examine the problematic area by using a glove covered finger or a tube-like instrument with a camera on the top. Only after noticing piles one can be sure that he or she is suffering from them.

When healing piles, a patient can help himself. Taking warm baths, keeping the anal area clean and non-irritating as well as avoiding excessive straining during bowel movement does significant help. Also, nutrition, with a large intake of fibers or their supplements, followed by a equal intake of fluids is crucial when treating piles.

As far as medicines are concerned, use ointments or cremes to deal with irritation or itching. Laxatives that do not strain the anal muscles can also be used to soften the stool and prevent piles from further inflammation.

There are some approaches that involve a visit to the doctor's. Banding, when a doctor ties an elastic band around the pile cutting off the blood supply to it and forcing it to dry out and, eventually, fall off, is one of them. This can also be achieved by injecting pile with a solution which eliminates them in a short time span. This is called .

Usage of infrared lasers and freezing with liquid nitrogen is also possible but less available.

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