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What is the Treatment for Haemorrhoids?

Discover effective treatments for haemorrhoids, from dietary changes to surgical options, to relieve discomfort and manage symptoms. Stay informed and prioritize preventive care.

  • 23 Feb 2024
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Haemorrhoids, also known as piles, are swollen veins in the lower rectum and anus. They are a very common condition that affects millions of people at some point in their lives. While sometimes haemorrhoids go away on their own without treatment, other times, lifestyle changes or medical procedures may be needed to relieve symptoms. In this post, we will discuss the various options for haemorrhoids treatment based on their severity and what methods can help provide relief from the itching, pain and bleeding that often accompanies this frustrating condition.

 

Treatment of Haemorrhoids

Various haemorrhoids treatment options are available, including:

Home Treatment

  • Eat a balanced diet

It is important to eat a well-balanced diet to keep your stomach and digestive system healthy. This can be done by simply avoiding fatty, junk, and spicy food, which will give you a healthier digestive system and keep your problems at bay.

  • Use topical treatments

The use of a cream or suppository containing hydrocortisone can help you with this problem. This medicine you can easily get in markets without a prescription.

  • Maintain good personal hygiene

It is always important to maintain good hygiene. Wash the anal region properly every time you go to pee or bowel movement to avoid any sort of skin infection, which can deteriorate the skin condition and could make peri-anal irritation worse.

  • Take pain relievers by mouth

A person with a condition of haemorrhoid can take acetaminophen (Tylenol, others), aspirin or ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin IB, others) to help relieve discomfort or irritation.

With these treatments, your symptoms should go away quickly within a week. If you don't get relief, you must contact your healthcare provider sooner to treat severe pain or bleeding.

 

Other Treatments

The other treatments for internal haemorrhoids include:

  • Injection (sclerotherapy)

It is a procedure where a chemical is injected into the haemorrhoid, which numbs the pain, and stops any bleeding. This injection will help to decrease the size of haemorrhoids throughout about 4 to 6 weeks.

  • Rubber band ligation

This is a procedure where a very tight elastic band is placed around the haemorrhoid to cut off its blood supply, which causes the haemorrhoid to fall off and pass out of the body within 7 to 10 days of treatment.

  • Coagulation 

This coagulation technique uses laser or infrared light or heat to harden and shrivel the small, bleeding internal haemorrhoids.

 

Surgical Procedures

This procedure is done when the other heamorrhoids treatment options haven't worked, or the person has large haemorrhoids. So, the healthcare provider might recommend one of the following surgical procedures:

  • Hemorrhoidectomy 

In this procedure, the surgeon will remove an extra tissue haemorrhoid that causes bleeding by using a technique called hemorrhoidectomy. 

  • Haemorrhoid stapling

This procedure, called stapled haemorrhoidopexy is performed to block blood flow to internal haemorrhoidal tissue. 

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Conclusion

In conclusion, haemorrhoids are an uncomfortable condition that is easily treated with the medical options available today. Whether it’s dietary changes, medical aids, topical treatments or the more invasive methods such as surgery, there are many effective ways to manage it. However, the best thing you can do for yourself is to take care of your body and practice preventative measures like eating a high-fiber diet. Lastly, having health insurance policy could be beneficial to cover any associated medical costs; just remember to stay informed about the details of your plan.

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