Hemorrhoids are dilated veins, or varicose veins, located inside of the anal canal (internal hemorrhoids), or at the anal opening (external hemorrhoids). Luckily there are viable treatments for hemorrhoids and in most cases they can be prevented. Since the condition of hemorrhoids almost always tends to deteriorate over the years, safe, gentle and effective treatments for hemorrhoids are encouraged as soon as they are discovered.

Hemorrhoids bother about 89% of all Americans at some time in their lives. Hemorrhoids caused Napoleon to sit side-saddle, sent President Jimmy Carter to the operating room, and benched baseball star George Brett during the 1980 World Series. Over two thirds of all healthy people reporting for physical examinations have hemorrhoids.

It is best to treat hemorrhoids and their causes when they first appear. With a little research you can find a home remedy for hemorrhoids that can help you towards a final cure.

It is easy to find an over-the counter preparation that can afford you a little temporary relief. However, your goals should be to find the causes and eliminate them, then locate a way to effectively treat even external hemroids to get rid of them

You can even find an external hemorrhoid treatment that works, if you need it.

You could also just ignore your hemroid problem until it gets really bothersome. Many go this route, but it is not recommended. It’s fairly easy to treat and correct hemorrhoid problems at the outset.

Neglected and left alone, the problem can grow to where it is beyond simple, easy solutions. If they get bad enough, expensive (and painful) surgery may be your only viable alternative…

DISCLAIMER: I hope this helps, but please note that I (the author here) am not a doctor or other licensed medical specialist. You should consult with your physician before taking any medical advice from the Internet.

Contributed by Arnold T. Jones