What are hemorrhoids: Causes and treatment

What are hemorrhoids: Causes and treatment

Hemorrhoids are swollen veins around the anus or in the lower rectum.

Although hemorrhoids can be quite uncomfortable, they aren’t life threatening and often go away on their own without treatment.

Hemorrhoids are painful, cause severe itching, and difficulty in sitting. Fortunately, they’re treatable.

To minimize pain, soak in a warm tub of water for at least 10 minutes every day.

If you’re constipated, you can also use an OTC fiber supplement to help soften your stool.

You can buy both hydrocortisone and hemorrhoid cream online.

Increasing your water intake. Drinking enough water can keep your stool from hardening.