Treatments for hemorrhoids vary. There are medications and over the counter creams available. Surgeries may be required in some cases, and there are also home remedies that can work wonders.

So what are hemorrhoids anyway? They are enlarged and rather inflamed blood vessels that are located in the rectal area. They can also be interior as well. Some of the symptoms may include: a bulging in the rectal area, bleeding, and sometimes a leakage from your stool. You can wind up with blood on the toilet paper and while this can be a rather scary experience, most of the time is not serious or anything to worry about.

The most annoying result from having this condition is the constant irritation and itching of the area. Wiping with toilet paper just irritates your rectal region even more. Having them can occur from having constipation, diarrhea, a stomach ache, irritable bowel syndrome, or even standing for long periods of time.

For some extreme cases of this problem, visiting your physician is the best course of action to take as your physician may prescribe medicines or in some cases even surgery. Preventing them is the best thing to do in order to avoid experiencing them in the first place. You can do this by changing your diet to include more fiber with such foods as fruits and vegetables and whole grains. Avoid processed foods as they tend to harden your stool and increase your chances of getting these painful happenings.

Another very important factor with avoiding this unpleasant experience is to be drinking plenty of water as this will loosen your stool and put less pressure on the muscles in the anus which can help prevent them in the first place. You also do not want to put off going to the bathroom because this will give your stool more time to harden and you do not want this to happen. Go as soon as you have the urge to go. Get in and get out. Do not take too long a time to empty out. Keep your area as clean as possible and get daily exercise as this can help tremendously too.

Fruits and fruit juices can also aid in helping you. Any kind of dark berry juice combined with apple juice can aid by reducing pain by strengthening the veins. Bananas and oranges are great sources potassium and fiber.

Try and be regular and go to the bathroom at the same time each day and in addition, lose weight if you are overweight because this will ease the pain as well. While there are methods and ways to help with these irritating annoyances. The best way to deal with hemorrhoids is to prevent them in the first place.