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How do I Choose the Best Hemorrhoid Pillow?

Malcolm Tatum
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Updated May 23, 2024
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People who suffer with hemorrhoids know that having a good quality hemorrhoid pillow can make a huge difference in getting through the day. However, not all pillows of this type are capable of providing the best level of support and cushioning for every hemorrhoid sufferer. This means that some care must be taken in selecting the right pillow.

Many people find hemorrhoid relief by utilizing an inflatable pillow. Sometimes referred to as a doughnut, pillows of this type have several advantages. The most obvious is that the pillow can be as firm or as soft as needed to provide maximum relief. From this perspective, going with this type of cushion may be a better option that purchasing a foam support pillow, which only offers one constant level of support.

Another advantage of the inflatable hemorrhoid pillow has to do with travel. The inflatable device can be compressed to fit into luggage without taking up a great deal of space. This type of pillow can also be deflated and tucked neatly into a purse or computer bag, making it available for quick relief of hemorrhoid pain at any time.

For some, inflatable devices do not provide the desired amount of cushioning. When that is the case, a foam hemorrhoid pillow is a viable option. Also shaped like a ring or doughnut, the foam body of the pillow holds its shape even after considerable use. Because a hemorrhoid cushion constructed with foam is somewhat inexpensive, it is relatively easy to purchase several and leave them at strategic locations. This can eliminate the need to constantly transport a pillow back and forth during the course of the day.

When the hemorrhoid pillow is a key component in the ongoing treatment of hemorrhoids, getting the advice of your doctor will prove important to the selection of the right pillow. Your physician can advise you about the shape and contour of the pillow that will provide maximum relief and support, based on the severity of your condition. Asking your doctor for what to look for in a pillow will save a great deal of time and prevent you from going through a lot of trial and error before coming across the ideal hemorrhoid pillow.

Keep in mind that a higher price does not necessarily mean a better pillow. There are a number of brands on the market that are moderately priced and provide a great deal of relief to hemorrhoid sufferers. Instead of being primarily concerned about price, make sure the pillow you choose will help you be more comfortable and not place pressure on your hemorrhoids. This will help expedite the healing process and allow you to get back to a normal life sooner rather than later.

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Malcolm Tatum
By Malcolm Tatum , Writer
Malcolm Tatum, a former teleconferencing industry professional, followed his passion for trivia, research, and writing to become a full-time freelance writer. He has contributed articles to a variety of print and online publications, including PillowGuide, and his work has also been featured in poetry collections, devotional anthologies, and newspapers. When not writing, Malcolm enjoys collecting vinyl records, following minor league baseball, and cycling.

Discussion Comments

By anon246410 — On Feb 09, 2012

Like this article. Thanks. We just ordered a donut pillow online and are looking forward to sitting on it!

Malcolm Tatum

Malcolm Tatum

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Malcolm Tatum, a former teleconferencing industry professional, followed his passion for trivia, research, and writing...
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