By: Yuri Nikitin
Hemorroids represent one of the most common colorectal complaints heard by family physicians. Each year approximately 10.5 million Americans experience hemorrhoidal symptoms. They are the bane of pregnant women, overweight people, and a large percentage of the American population over the age of 30. In fact, hemorroids will strike at least 50 percent of the population, according to national statistics. That's a lot of people suffering from this nasty condition.
Although, there are ways that people can prevent the onset of hemorroids, or help reduce the pain caused by them, some patients may end up needing surgery. For years, physicians and patients have been a