About 75% of all Americans will have hemorrhoids at some point in their lives. Hemorrhoids are not gender-, race- or age-specific. They occur in both men and women and are most common among adults ages 45 to 65. Many women get hemorrhoids while they are pregnant or after childbirth.
The Emotional Toll of Hemorrhoids
Hemorrhoids can affect your outlook on life. Learn how hemorrhoids can affect your emotions—and what you can do to feel better.
“Finally, I talked to my doctor and she told me some ways to manage the pain and itching. I also learned that a lot of people have hemorrhoids and it’s not something to be so embarrassed about. Now I can talk to my husband about how I’m feeling and I don’t feel so alone.” Read about Maryann’s Personal Relief Plan
Did you know?
Q: Can I exercise when I’m having a flare-up?
A:There is no reason to avoid exercise because of hemorrhoids, unless it is uncomfortable. If you have had hemorrhoid flare-ups in the past, you may want to avoid exercises that increase pressure in the anal area because that can trigger a hemorrhoid flare-up. Read more