Hemorrhoids are a painful condition that afflict many adults at some points in their lives. The condition arises when difficulty in passing fecal matter causes excessive muscle straining and/or prolonged defecation time, leading to anal canal vein stretching and subsequent hemorrhoidal stress.
The condition typically affects people who have chronic constipation due to diets low in fibre, constipation due to medicines, and rectal pressure in pregnant women.
The most common symptoms of hemorrhoids include bright red blood in the feces, and a physical feeling of the hemorrhoid folds bulging out of the anal canal area.
A physician can tell if you have hemorrhoids by asking about your past health and doing a physical examination. Treatment is often simple, and involves a fibre rich diet, exercise, and the use of over-the-counter remedies such as stool softeners and laxatives.
Our pharmacy can also formulate compounds from physician prescriptions which include blood vessel relaxants, anti-inflammatory components, and cooling agents to relieve discomfort and accelerate healing. We also produce in-house suppositories for painless localized delivery of medications to the anal area. Come talk to us and learn more about our treatments and how to avoid hemorrhoids.