Though not a frequently discussed topic, hemorrhoids are part of a normal, healthy anatomy and are actually cushions of vascular tissue. Hemorrhoids occur when the tissues swell and bleed in the rectum, causing pain or discomfort. Most people simply tolerate the problem because they are often frightened by the thought of traditional surgery.
An estimated 50% of Americans will, at some point in their lives, suffer from hemorrhoids. Small hemorrhoids can be treated with diet and medication, but for more complex conditions, surgery may be required. However, there are several alternative procedures available to eliminate or shrink hemorrhoids!