Hemorrhoids are a fact of life and although they are also often a source of humor, their presence is no joke. Though usually not a critical health risk, the pain they generate is critical for sufferers. Treating hemorrhoids is a serious matter for a majority of people around the world because by the age of 50 over half the population will develop hemorrhoids that require some form of treatment. Ten to twenty million Americans are living with active hemorrhoids, and spend over 250 million dollars yearly on over-the-counter products – with five million seeking medical treatment. Hemorrhoid treatment would be unnecessary if people would alter just a few simple daily practices including diet, their bathroom routine and overall health habits. Please read further to learn which hemorrhoid treatment option is best for you, including your own preventative measures – written by one of the top hemorrhoid surgeons in America.