| | Re: Does Venapro, Avatrol, Hem-Relief work?
I feel your pain. My experience with the pills alone is that they don't do that much. They're more holistic in nature. In other words, if you're looking for that "cure" with the pills, you're not going to get it. However, the stuff in them is generally proven to help. Ultimately, you have to change your bathroom habits and eating habits to really battle hems efficiently. I haven't read one thing on hems that doesn't suggest not straining on the toilet and I personally think that's what led to mine.
That all being said, here's some certain relief. I have found this suggestion in very few places, so I hope it helps you. It's a combination of Nitroglycerine and Vaseline, 1 part nitro to 20 parts Vaseline, applied directly to the outside of the anus. This solution was something I found in the New England Journal of Medicine, so it's reliable and it's also worked for me very effectively - by far the most effective thing I've tried.
There are a couple of drawbacks. First of all, you'll have to see your doctor for a prescription. It's very likely your GP won't have heard of this, but they'll understand the use of the stuff and will likely give you the prescription. Nitroglycerine opens up the cappilaries to get the blood flowing, which is the main cause of hems - that pressure produced by bad blood flow. The other drawback is that the combo can cause headaches due to the increased blood flow. It's totally worth it though.
WARNING: I am not a doctor, so consult yours before trying this ointment.