Treatment of uncomplicated hemorrhoids with a Hemor-Rite

Hemorrhoidal disease has been one of the most common human ailments. Hippocrates (460–377 BC) in the Hippocratic Corpus made reference to hemorrhoids and proposed medical and surgical treatments. Galen (131–201 AD) in De Medicina described hemorrhoid ligation and extirpation of hemorrhoids, as well as their complications. Maimonides (1235–1305 AD) in his Treatise on hemorrhoids noted the importance of diet and detailed a number of treatments to alleviate hemorrhoidal symptoms, including “fatty chicken broth.” He also recommended medicines to be applied as suppositories, creams, or enemas to eliminate or prevent symptoms.