1. 15 years ago


    i am writting you because i am starting to be worry about what i believe is hemorroids. I went to see my doctor almost a week ago and she told me that i have hemorroids. She prescribed a cream and some suppositories, which i have been using for the last 5 days. When i use these medications, the effects seem to be quick, but does not last for long. It is still painful and itchi, although not as much as before i put the cream on.

    My question is, how long would it take to get rid of the pain and itchiness?. Should i try any other medication available, or should i understand that if this cream and suppositories dont work nothing else will?

    Hope you can help me with this.

    Thank you very much


  2. Doc Kelley

    Jun 2005 Administrator

    Hello Carlos,

    Hemorrhoids are the outward signs and symptoms of several problems. Creams and medications can help relieve the symptoms of hemorrhoids, but it helps to understand what caused them so you can do what is necessary to heal yourself.

    Hemorrhoids are varicose veins around the opening of your anus. Varicose veins occur when the walls of your veins become weakened and bulge like a balloon. Anything that causes increased pressure and restriction of the free flow of blood returning to your heart can cause weakened vein walls to bulge.

    1. People carrying excess weight in and around their abdomen and pelvis need to lose weight. Life style changes including exercise and the suggestions in number 2 below will help.

    2. Diet and digestion must be improved to improve bowel regularity and elimination. Diet must include plenty of fresh vegetables for fiber and minerals. Eliminate foods containing simple sugars, flour, and milk or milk products. All of these can cause bowel inflammation and constipation. Supplemental enzymes, taken at the beginning of meals, can help improve digestion. The best enzyme formulas are made by Enzyme Formulations. Check out their website at www.EnzymeFormulations.com.

    3. Supplemental vitamin C with bioflavonoids will help increase the strength of the walls of the veins. 500mg with each meal and at bedtime is a good average adult dosage. Ester C containing a substantial bioflavonoid complex is a good choice.

    Best of Health,

    Doc Kelley

  3. Dear Doctor Kelley,

    It's about my father who is 63 years old. He lives in Sweden and have had a pritty hard life with alcohol (free from 12 years ago), depression, low level of emphysema. Last months he got an inflammation in his body what he probably get rid of with the cortison pills he took. A week or two after that he did another test with his doctor what showed that he now has an infection in his body (high white blood cell count) what the doctor said it might be from his hemorroids (?). I'm involved with nutrition and tries to talk him in to changing his eating habit to more fruits and vegetables to get more fibers and enzymes in his body, plus drinking more water.

    He is now finally ready to listen and want to have something in writing about hemorroids - and what to do. My question is to ask you for some help with something in writing what hemorroids are, what causes it, what to do to prevent it and help/heal it?

    My father is now ready to read and to listen to people with recommendations regarding this subject. Also about to strengtening the immunesystem when he has an high white blood count. Is that right?

    Thanks for your time.

    Best Regards,


  4. Doc Kelley

    Jun 2005 Administrator

    Hello Carina,

    You are certainly on the right track for helping your Dad. Please review my answer to Carlos in this string of questions (just click on "Forum Main Page" at the top of this page). You will see that it contains a good explanation of hemorrhoids and what can be done to help correct them.

    Your Dad's high white blood cell count is an indication that his immune system is actively working to protect him from something. The best things to help his immune system do its job are the same things he needs to improve his overall health anyway.

    These include dietary changes, regular exercise, and supplements, especially enzymes to help digest his food (again see my response to Carlos in this same string). The most important supplements would be ACE (vitamins A, C complex (with bioflavonoids), and E complex), B complex, and minerals (best obtained from lots of fresh, organic vegetables).

    Please look through my website (www.TheNaturalHealthPlace.com ) for more specific dietary and supplement recommendations. Best of health to you and your Dad.

    Doc Kelley

  5. What medicines are you not able to take when you have hemorroids? Please write back as soon as possible, thank you.


  6. Doc Kelley

    Oct 2005 Administrator

    Hello Tony,

    You would not want to take anything that could increase the likelihood of, or have a side effect of, being constipating. Read the side effects and contra-indications to determine if constipation is included on either of those lists for any medicines you use. If so, contact your medical doctor and let him/her know it could be a problem for you.

    Best of Health,

    Doc Kelley

  7. thanx

  8. 14 years ago

    i have hemorroids that come back once sometimes twice a month, they last for about 5-7 sometimes 2 weeks

  9. Doc Kelley

    Mar 2006 Administrator

    Hello Michele,

    Hemorrhoids are varicose veins that occur in the rectum. Varicose veins, whether in your legs or rectum, are caused by pressure preventing the free flow of blood returning to your heart. This restriction occurs most frequently in the pelvis and liver. It is a common occurence with women who are pregnant, where the developing fetus increasingly restricts blood flow.

    As pressure builds, the valves in your veins that prevent blood flowing backward can fail. In addition, the walls of your veins can also weaken and bulge with a varicosity or hemorrhoid resulting.

    Bioflavonoids, part of the Vitamin C complex, are critical for strong blood vessels. I generally recommend a Vitamin C complex containing a bioflavonoid complex. 500 mg. taken with each meal and at bedtime is a typical adult dosage. A buffered C such as Ester C is best.

    Drinking plenty of pure water every day, as well as eating lots of fresh, organically grown vegetables for fiber, help insure frequent, easy, normal bowel movements so no excess pressure occurs in your large intestine.

    Exercise is essential to keep blood returning more easily to your heart. And, very important, is keeping your weight as close to normal as possible. Increased weight, especially in the abdomen and pelvis, dramatically increases the chances for varicose veins or hemorrhoids to develop.

    Best of Health,

    Doc Kelley

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