What are Hemorrhoids?

Hemorrhoids happen when the walls of the blood vessels in the lowest part of your rectum are swollen and get irritated, especially when you poop.

What causes Hemorrhoids?

There are some causes of Hemorrhoids, but are not limited to:

  • Aging
  • Anal intercourse
  • Chronic constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Heavy lifting
  • Genetics
  • Obesity
  • Pregnancy
  • Sitting for too long

How are Hemorrhoids treated?

You can have hemorrhoids treated at home to minimize symptoms.

In case home treatments do not offer satisfactory results. We may recommend getting a rubber band ligation. This procedure should only be performed by a medical professional. It involves the cut circulation to hemorrhoid by placing a rubber band around it.

This condition causes loss of circulation to hemorrhoids, forcing them to shrink.

There is another option of performing injection therapy or sclerotherapy. This procedure consists of a chemical injection into the blood vessel directly to reduce the size.


Increase water intake and exercise regularly to prevent constipation and avoid sitting for long periods, especially on hard surfaces like concrete or tile.

Consuming foods that are high in fiber can minimize the risk of developing hemorrhoids in the future. It helps create bulk in the intestines, which softens the stool, making it easier to pass.

Good dietary fiber sources include:

  • brown rice
  • carrots
  • oatmeal
  • pears