Hemorrhoids. hemorrhoids are due to increased pressure in the anal area from straining etc. So to avoid straining drink 2.5 -3.5 liters o water /gatorade a day , hig hfiber foods, like 1 cup oats ,brown rice ,lentils or barley a day, avocados, strawberries, kale. For the short term discomfort try OTC prep-H or prescription anusol. F/U with doc.