HEMORRHOIDS "Feel the Mint"
What are Hemorroids?
For many, hemorrhoids are an enormous embarrassment. But they really needn't be. Hemorrhoids are among the most common of all health ailments, striking an estimated eight out of ten of us throughout our lifetimes. Even Napolean suffered hemorrhoids. It is said that the distracting pain of the emperor's hemorrhoids contributed to his crushing defeat at Waterloo.
But hemorrhoids don't have to be your Waterloo. Much like varicose veins, these swollen veins in the anus are partially hereditary, but they can also be caused by and be remedied by such things as diet and toilet habits.
Oil your inner workings. Once you've increased the fiber and fluids in your diet, your stool should become softer and pass with less effort. You may help your bowels to move even more smoothly by lubricating your anus with a dab of petroleum jelly, says Edmund Leff, M.D., a colon and rectal surgeon in private practice in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona. Using a cotton swab or your finger, apply the jelly about 1/2 inch into the rectum.
Hemorroids and Skinner's Salve
Using a cotton swab or your finger, apply Skinner's Salve to the uncomfortable area. The salve will shrink the blood vessels and provide relief.