Piles (hemorrhoids) constitute the most common
proctologic disease. In fact, it's estimated that, in the
industrialized countries, around 50% of the population aged over 50
suffer, or have suffered from recurrent hemorrhoid problems.
high incidence of piles and the non-specificity of the clinical
symptoms need a precise differential diagnosis, in order to exclude
other disease of the lower GI tract, in particular the
The treatment of the hemorrhoid disease should be guided
by an accurate clinical evaluation: nowadays it is possible to
choose among a wide range of different treatments according to the
severity of the disease and symptoms: from the conservative
treatment (diet, lifestyle, topic oral treatment), to the outpatient
procedure, to the different surgical options.