I know that if you are suffering from external hemorrhoids then you are going to want a treatment that works – not to spend hundreds of dollars on this and that which help a bit, but never provide the long term solution that you are looking for.The first thing to do is take a long hard look at why you have got the hemorrhoids in the first place; do you know if your parents had them – sad to say, some people are just more likely to get them than others, and this predisposition is hereditary! This doesn’t mean that you can’t get rid of them, just that you will always need to be careful. Are you pregnant? Well the good news is that you may be rid of your hemorrhoids once you have had your baby – but giving birth can also give you hemorrhoids! Do you take enough exercise? If you move, so do your bowels in a regular way with less chance of being constipated. On the other hand, if you have to stand a lot for your work, this can exacerbate hemorrhoids because of the gravity factor!For me, it was a combination of all these factors which led me to look for external hemorrhoid treatment. I wanted a natural solution rather than chemical or surgical, if that was possible, and was glad when I found just the right solution. However, it is important for you to get as much information as you can about hemorrhoids to allow you to make informed choices for yourself. Everyone has different priorities, and reacts to treatments in different ways.