Hemroid Treatment – Are Hemroids Treatable?
Hemroids are described as a condition in which an itching or painful mass of dilated veins in swollen anal tissue occurs. Hemroids or piles are the medical terms used for the condition of varicosity or swelling and inflammation of veins in the rectum and anus.
External Hemroids and internal Hemroids are the two most common types of Hemroids.
Hemroids are very much treatable. They can be treated by natural ways and medical treatment. Severe Hemroids can only be treated by surgery.
The following are some tips to get temporary or instant Hemroid relief.
• A warm sitz bath using a bidet, extendable showerhead, cold compress, or topical analgesic like Preparation H, can provide temporary Hemroid relief.
• A sufferer should keep the area clean and dry using Hemroids creams or suppositories.
Hemroids Treatment through Natural Ways
The following are some natural ways of Hemroids treatment:
• Controlling constipation and diarrhea.
• Drinking large amounts of water and eating fiber-rich bulking agents such as plantain and psyllium to help create a soft stool that is easy to pass to lessen the irritation of existing Hemroids.
• Taking herbs and dietary supplements such as butcher’s broom, horse chestnut, bromelain, and Japanese pagoda tree extracts to strengthen rectal vein walls. Recent studies have supported natural botanicals such as Butchers Broom, Horse Chestnut, and bioflavonoids as an effective Hemroid treatment.
• Topical application of natural astringents and soothing agents, such as Witch Hazel (astringent), Cranesbill and Aloe Vera.
• Reducing rectal pressure and improving postures using the squatting position for bowel movements.
Medical Hemroid Treatments
Chronic or severe cases require medical Hemroids treatments. The following are some standard medical Hemroids treatments.
• Hemroidolysis/Galvanic Electrotherapy is a painless and highly effective Hemroids treatment. It includes the desiccation of the Hemroid by electrical current.
• Dilation is the treatment comprising of stretching of the anal sphincter muscle, but has side effects.
• In Rubber band ligation therapy, elastic bands are applied onto an internal Hemroid to cut off its blood supply. Within several weeks, the withered Hemroid is sloughed off during normal bowel movement.
• In Sclerotherapy or injection therapy, sclerosant or hardening agent is injected into Hemroids. It causes the vein walls to collapse and the Hemroids to shrivel up.
• In Cryosurgery treatment, a frozen tip of a cryoprobe is used to destroy Hemroidal tissues.
• In Laser, infared or BICAP coagulation treatment, laser, infrared beam, or electricity is used to cauterize the affected tissues.
• Hemroidectomy is a surgical procedure to excise and remove Hemroids.
Surgery is the only treatment option for very severe cases, like prolapsed, thrombosed, or strangulated Hemroids.