The Simple, Non-Surgical Hemorrhoid Treatment
The CRH O’Regan System® for hemorrhoid banding, or rubber band ligation, is a painless, proven and effective solution to the problems associated with internal hemorrhoids. It is a simple treatment that can be performed in just minutes with little to no discomfort. There is NO preparation or sedation needed, and most patients are able to return to work the same day.
Hemorrhoids are nothing to be embarrassed about – in fact, about 50% of the population will suffer from them by the age of 50. For many, ointments and creams will only mask symptoms to provide temporary relief. They do not address the root of the problem that is causing the itching, bleeding, and overall discomfort. If you’re serious about getting rid of hemorrhoids once and for all,
it’s time to consider a definitive treatment.
Getting Quality Hemorrhoids Treatment
Hemorrhoids, also known as piles, are swollen veins in the rectum and anus that can cause discomfort, itching, and bleeding. It is a common condition that affects millions of people around the world. The swellings can develop for different reasons, such as aging, pregnancy, and constipation. If you are suffering from hemorrhoids, it is important to understand the diagnosis, causes, symptoms, medication, and procedures available for treatment.
To diagnose hemorrhoids, a doctor will perform a physical exam and check the anus and rectum for any signs of swelling, bleeding, or other symptoms. In some cases, the doctor may recommend a colonoscopy or sigmoidoscopy to examine the inside of the rectum and colon. At Gastroenterology Of The Rockies, we have a thorough procedure for diagnosing piles or hemorrhoids.
Hemorrhoids can be caused by a variety of factors, including straining during bowel movements, sitting for long periods of time, obesity, pregnancy, and a low-fiber diet. Here is a list of the most common factors that can contribute to the development of hemorrhoids.
Pregnancy: During pregnancy, rectal tissues often become weaker, and hormones cause veins to relax and swell. Hemorrhoids may occur in up to 35% of pregnant women.
Aging: Hemorrhoids are common in adults over the age of 50 years, but young people and children also develop them.
Diarrhea: Multiple or repeated episodes of diarrhea may lead to the development of hemorrhoids.
Chronic constipation: Straining the bowels to move stool may result in hemorrhoids.
Sitting for long: Hemorrhoids can also develop when you spend a long time in a seated position, such as on a toilet.
Diet: Low-fiber foods have been shown to contribute to hemorrhoids.
Other factors are repeatedly lifting heavy objects, anal intercourse, weight, and genetics.
The most common symptoms of hemorrhoids include rectal bleeding, itching, and discomfort.
Hemorrhoids can also cause pain and swelling around the anus, as well as the feeling of a lump near the anus.
There are several medications available for hemorrhoid treatments. Over-the-counter creams and ointments can help to reduce swelling and provide relief from itching and discomfort. These medications may contain ingredients, such as hydrocortisone, witch hazel, or numbing agents.
In addition to topical medications, oral medications such as pain relievers, stool softeners, and laxatives may also help to ease symptoms and promote healing. Here at Gastroenterology Of The Rockies, we use a simple, non-surgical hemorrhoid treatment that is very effective.
Procedures for Hemorrhoids Treatment
In some cases, procedures may be necessary to treat hemorrhoids. The most common procedures include:
Rubber band ligation: This procedure involves placing a rubber band around the base of the hemorrhoid to cut off its blood supply, causing it to shrink and fall off within a few days.
Sclerotherapy: In this procedure, a chemical solution is injected into the hemorrhoid to shrink it.
Infrared coagulation: Infrared coagulation uses heat to shrink the hemorrhoid.
Hemorrhoidectomy: This is a surgical procedure that is often used to remove large or severe hemorrhoids.
Hemorrhoids can be prevented, especially if you have experienced them before. To prevent hemorrhoids from developing or recurring, it is important to maintain a healthy lifestyle. This includes eating a high-fiber diet, drinking plenty of water, and exercising regularly. Avoiding long periods of sitting or standing can also help to prevent hemorrhoids.
Hemorrhoids can be quite painful and discomforting, but with proper diagnosis, treatment, and prevention, it is possible to manage the symptoms and improve your overall quality of life. If you are experiencing symptoms of hemorrhoids, do not hesitate to speak with us today to discuss the best treatment options for you or your loved one.