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Are Hemorrhoids More Common in Men than in Women?

Gender, Age, and Your Chances of Getting Hemorrhoids.

While the internet is a wealth of information about virtually every topic, there are some myths that keep popping up. We’ve created this article to provide men and women throughout the country with factual information about hemorrhoids and how to treat them, and debunk some of the common myths about who is more likely to get hemorrhoids.

Gender and hemorrhoids. Is there a connection?

Nearly 75% of all Americans will have hemorrhoids at some time in their life, and there is no proven connection between men and hemorrhoids or women and hemorrhoids. While there have been studies completed that suggest men may be slightly more prone to hemorrhoids, current thinking is that men are more likely to seek treatment, and women are inclined to suffer through in the hope the hemorrhoids disappear. Unfortunately, hemorrhoids rarely go away on their own.

What are the typical hemorrhoid causes?

Hemorrhoids are often caused by:

  • Constipation
  • Diet
  • Pregnancy and childbirth
  • Obesity
  • Heavy lifting
  • Long periods of sitting
  • Diarrhea

With the exception of pregnancy and childbirth, these causes are equally likely for men or women.

How do you get rid of hemorrhoids?

While there are many current treatments for hemorrhoids, none of them offer the level of comfort and convenience found with the CRH O’Regan System. The proprietary CRH O’Regan System employs a delicate suction device that gently pulls down the affected tissue so a trained physician can place a rubber band around the base. The procedure is painless – there are no pain-sensing nerves at the base of the hemorrhoid – and fast, typically taking less than a minute to perform. Most patients are able to return to normal functions on the same or next day.

The CRH O’Regan System is ideal for men and women across the country who want a painless, fast, and worry-free way to remove their hemorrhoids.