Hemorrhoids are swollen veins in the lower part of the anus and rectum. If these veins are in good and healthy conditions, they function normally, controlling the stool. When the walls of these vessels strain, they become irritated. At some point in life, over 50 percent of people suffer from them, with similar frequency in men and women. This condition mostly occurs in people of age from 45 to 65 years. Although hemorrhoids can be unpleasant and very painful, they can be easily healed and prevented. For example, ointments containing hemp and oak bark extractions, colloidal silver, or just pure hemp balms, which are available in our online store, are a good help in treating them.