Hemorrhoids can seem embarrassing. They’re not talked about in the mainstream media, so you may believe they are a rare condition.
But in fact, they affect many of us. Hemorrhoids – commonly called piles – affect half of the population of the UK at some point in their lives.
Many people are unwilling to seek help so just suffer in silence. For them, bowel movements and sitting on hard surfaces, among other things, are dreadfully painful experiences.
Worst case scenario is surgery, and that means at least an overnight stay in hospital.