Frequently asked questions

Haemorrhoidal cushions are vascular structures in the anal canal that are present in everyone. The haemorrhoidal cushions swell to ensure proper closure of the anus. These cushions can however cause problems when they enlarge or get inflamed. This occurs when the blood vessels in the haemorrhoidal tissue swell due to excessive pressure exerted on weakened tissue, for instance by straining to move stool. Contributing factors include obesity, nutrition, irregular bowel habits (constipation or diarrhea), pregnancy and anal intercourse. There are two types of haemorrhoids: internal haemorrhoids which are located inside the anus and external haemorrhoids, that protrude outside the anus.

There are two types of haemorrhoids: internal haemorrhoids, which are located inside the anus and external haemorrhoids that protrude outside the anus. Swollen or inflamed internal haemorrhoids will usually cause less discomfort, while external haemorrhoids cause the majority of problems for those who suffer them. Both need to be treated. Although haemorrhoids themselves are not dangerous or life threatening, infected haemorrhoids can cause serious complications.

You may have developed haemorrhoids (also known as ‘piles’), if you experience the following symptoms: blood in your stool or toilet bowl, blood on your toilet paper, incomplete and painful bowel movements, itching and/or irritation in or near the anus, a painful lump in or near your anus, or pain while sitting. We do suggest you consult your general practitioner if you are not sure whether your symptoms are caused by haemorrhoids. Bleeding and pain from your rectum could be symptoms of a more serious illness. Many people feel embarrassed when facing the problem and frequently seek medical care only when the case is advanced.

The best way to prevent haemorrhoids, and to prevent them from re-occurring, is a healthy lifestyle with a good mix of (fibrous) nutrition and exercise, regular toilet habits and personal hygiene.

Nutrition: increase your fibre intake. Eat sufficient grains, fruits and vegetables and drink plenty of fluid (no alcohol) – recommended are 1.5-2 litres a day.

Exercise: exercise daily and aim for a healthy weight as obesity may increase the risk of haemorrhoids.

Toilet habits: avoid straining while attempting to defecate and avoid laxatives as they can aggravate haemorrhoids. Spend as little time as possible on the toilet, but at the same time do not rush your natural needs. Go to the toilet regularly and do not not to hold it in. This could result in constipation, causing you to exert more pressure.

Personal hygiene: using regular toilet paper, wipe the anal area gently but thoroughly – front to back – after each bowel movement. In addition, you may use moist wipes designed for adult bathroom use or baby wipes. If you have already developed haemorrhoids, we advise you use HemoClin Wipes.

A combination of hygiene and topical treatment is key.

Hygiene: be gentle when wiping after each bowel movement, so as not to damage the haemorrhoidal tissue. You can either only use HemoClin Wipes, or use regular toilet paper first, followed by a final clean with HemoClin Wipes. Clean the anal area regularly with a gentle stream of water (do not use soap or scented cleaning agents). Avoid scratching, which could damage skin and worsen the condition. Push the flabby haemorrhoid(s) gently back inside.

Treatment: use HemoClin Original, Tube or Spray to treat (and prevent) anal discomfort and haemorrhoids.

Haemorrhoids affect approximately 50 percent of the population and appear to be distributed evenly across both male and females. Your chances of getting haemorrhoids may increase with irregular bowel habits, constipation or diarrhea, genetics, little exercise, low fibre diet, pregnancy and delivery, obesity, age, sitting for long periods of time andanal intercourse.

No, haemorrhoids are not contagious. Genetic factors do play a role. If you have family members suffering from haemorrhoids, the chances that you will also get them increase.

Haemorrhoids are usually quite uncomfortable but are not dangerous or life threatening. Haemorrhoidal symptoms can disappear after a few days but will eventually return, often worse. Use HemoClin Original, HemoClin Tube or HemoClin Spray for rapid relief from haemorrhoids and anal discomfort. Consult your practitioner if you experience fever, sudden sharp pain around the anus or excessive bleeding during bowel movements.

HemoClin is a suitable treatment whilst pregnant or nursing, however it is important to consult your doctor, midwife or pharmacist before using any medicine at that time.

HemoClin Spray contains a liquid, HemoClin Original and HemoClin Tube contain a gel and HemoClin Wipes are saturated with a lotion. The active ingredient for all HemoClin products is derived from the Aloe barbadensis plant, well known for its healing properties.

HemoClin Spray, HemoClin Original and HemoClin Tube are based on the patented 2QR complex, which is proven to block harmful bacteria and support the natural healing process. See the video on how 2QR complex works in the media section of this website.