There is no singular cause for hemorrhoids. However, the most common cause of hemorrhoids – straining to force out a hardened stool – can be prevented. Prevention is always preferable to treatment, but if you already have hemorrhoids what can you do? Based on research and personal experience, you must do many of the same things to help hemorrhoids heal faster as you would to prevent them from developing in the first place. So, let’s start with preventative measures. … Continued on the new Holistic Health & Living blog.