Many drug companies desperately do not want revealed to the public that over-the-counter hemorrhoid treatments may worsen problems and cause skin damage. "Steroid creams in particular may cause permanent damage or ulceration of perianal skin," states Laurie Barclay, MD, and Charles Vega, MD in their medical study published in the February 16, 2008 issue of BMJ.
Brand-name hemorrhoid treatments have touted the relief effects of their products for years, but they have not addressed the problem itself, leading sufferers to settle for short-term solutions that mask the pain and ignore the problem.
And there are a lot of people using hemorrhoid products. At any time, at least 10 million people in the United States suffer from hemorrhoids - approximately 1 out of every 20 people nationwide, and nearly half of all pregnant women.
Rebecca Gomez was one of these sufferers. In response, she has developed anuleaf AD, a new treatment device designed not only to relieve hemorrhoid sufferers of their symptoms, but to also aid in healing the condition.
anuleaf AD is an adhesive device that relieves friction between the inflamed anal area and gluteus muscles. This unique mechanism provides fast relief of pain and itching to heal hemorrhoids more rapidly. anuleaf AD can be applied at the onset of pain to help prevent full-blown attacks, and following surgery to help improve outcomes.
"I wanted a treatment that would allow people to get back to their normal lives as soon as possible without dependency on chemical treatments," says Gomez. "When someone uses anuleaf AD, they treat the condition discreetly, while promoting faster healing of the condition itself. By ending the continuous friction and rubbing that prolong this condition, anuleaf AD helps sufferers save both their time and their money."
By reducing friction and irritation, anuleaf AD aims to be a new kind of hemorrhoid treatment that Gomez says is missing from today's market. "For most people, anuleaf AD takes your pain away immediately like no other product available, and breaks the vicious cycle of pain."