Haemorrhoid is a common medical condition. It affects about 75 percent of people at some point in their lives. It is most common among adults in the age group 45-65. The risk of developing haemorrhoids is higher in pregnant women. Fortunately, it is a preventable condition. The easiest way to prevent haemorrhoids is to keep your stool soft, so that it passes easily and you don’t have to strain. The following measures can help to prevent haemorrhoids and lessen symptoms.