The main problem with hemorrhoids is constipation
and constipation further worsens hemorrhoids. Hence , it is a vicious cycle. The most important thing is to keep the stools soft. This can be achieved by having ISABGOL(psyllium
husk-laxative) ,dilute 1 tablespoon of isabgol in a glass of clean drinking water and drink immediately once daily at night. Have plenty of fresh fruits like banana and vegetables. Have Oats as a porridge everyday. Soak a handful of raisins in a glass of clean drinking water and leave it overnight. In the morning ,drink the raisin soaked water and eat the raisins. Avoid non-veg like fish, eggs and chicken for the time being.Have a good fibre diet.Any good fibre diet is not good unless you drink plenty of water to encourage good bowel movements. So make sure your friend drinks plenty of water. Exercise 5 days a week if possible.
Actually a GASTROENEROLOGIST or surgeon will be better able to visualise the hemorrhoids with a proctoscope and advise whether surgery is really required or not, according to the grade and severity of hemorrhoids.If it is a minor degree, then just supportive measures like good diet like I mentioned above, Isabgol and plenty of water should be enough. For pain relief she can try Himalaya's PILEX ointment for local application.
Hope your friend feels better soon . Have a nice day :)