Approximately 10 million Americans suffer from hemorrhoids. That’s approximately 4 to 5%. Persons who are at greater risk of hemorrhoids tend to be a little bit older. We’re talking 45 to 65 years of age. However, in the younger age group, one out of three athletic males may experience hemorrhoids, and as far as women go, that hemorrhoids are very common during pregnancy because of increased intraabdominal pressure, which is then translated down to the a rectal area.