Dr. Brand explains how women can prevent hemorrhoid symptoms.
Hemorrhoids can’t be prevented because they are normal structures, but hemorrhoid symptoms and disease in the hemorrhoids can be prevented by trying to avoid things that create a lot of pressure on the anal area. For example, diarrhea or constipation, obesity, lack of exercise, these are a variety of things that are easily within our control that somebody can manipulate to try and either improve hemorrhoid symptoms or reduce the likelihood of them developing.
About Dr. Marc I. Brand, M.D.:
Dr. Marc I. Brand, M.D., received his Bachelor’s Degree in biomedical engineering at the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1986 and graduated from Rush Medical College in 1990. Dr. Brand completed eight years of surgical training at the Cleveland Clinic, including a five-year residency in general surgery, a two-year fellowship in surgical research and a one-year fellowship in colorectal surgery.