Although I am one of the leading hemorrhoid doctors in Los Angeles, I believe that one of my jobs is to try as hard as possible to put myself out of a job.
Why? It is simply a fact that many cases of hemorrhoids go away on their own, and I would be remiss if i didn’t share some of the best techniques with my loyal readers.
One recent article on home remedies for hemorrhoid treatments came from the Mayo Clinic by way of the Chicago Tribune, offering sage advice to a concerned reader about the best way to treat and prevent hemorrhoids without a trip to the proctologist:
One of the key factors in preventing hemorrhoids is being able to pass stool regularly without straining. There are a number of lifestyle changes you can try to help make that happen. They include exercising regularly, eating a healthy diet that is high in fiber, drinking plenty of fluids and avoiding sitting for long periods.
These are the basics. Once you dispatch with the above steps, you may graduate to ointments, sitz baths, or more vigorous exercise and activity.
But if hemorrhoids keep reappearing despite your best efforts to keep them at bay, there may be another underlying cause. Contact your hemorrhoid doctor and make an appointment for an evaluation. You may find the problem lies “deeper” than you thought.