Archives for November 2011

Choosing the Best Hemorrhoid Cream, Gel, or Ointment

With all of the different hemorrhoid creams, gels, and ointments that are available on the market, it can be difficult for a person to know how to choose the best one for them. In short, selecting the best hemorrhoid cream depends on what kind of hemorrhoid you have, how severe it is (or they are), the type of skin you have, what kind of other health conditions you have, and lastly, whether you want to use a natural or pharmaceutical product. When thinking about a hemorrhoid treatment, … [Read more...]

Hemorrhoid Surgery Info & Recovery

Hemorrhoids are clumps or masses of tissues located within the anal canal which contain blood vessels that sometimes become swollen due to diarrhea, pregnancy, or constipation. When the blood vessels enlarge (hemorrhoids) it causes itching, bleeding in the rectum, and sometimes infection. If one suffers from any of the symptoms of hemorrhoids and if treatments such as a fiber rich diet, stool softeners, creams and suppositories, medications, and sitz baths do not work, then hemorrhoid surgery … [Read more...]

How to Prevent Hemorrhoids

Understanding how to prevent hemorrhoids is fairly simple once you know what causes hemorrhoids. Basically, a hemorrhoid is a swollen blood vessel in or around your anal canal that has become enlarged due to some kind of irritation or excessive pressure.  Therefore, learning how to prevent hemorrhoids means learning how to minimize the things that can cause irritation and strain on your veins in your rectum. Practice Healthy Bowel Habits Don’t hold it.  As soon as you have the urge, you … [Read more...]