Hemorrhoids Treatments – Cure Hemorrhoids

Hemorrhoids Treatment – Cure Hemorrhoids

As a hemorrhoids sufferer, you most probably would have tried all manner of hemorrhoids treatments.  I am sure that you, as would any other sufferer, would want to find a way to remedy hemorrhoids forever.  The main problem that most people have is that in order to treat hemorrhoids effectually, you need to know what particular type of hemorrhoids you are suffering with.

 

What Exactly Are Hemorrhoids?

In a nutshell, hemorrhoids are swollen veins inside the rectum and around the anus that may in some individuals also protrude from the anus.  Hemorrhoids are actually very similar to varicose veins. These veins, also known as cushion veins, will typically enlarge under pressure and then lose their pliability which results in sac like protrusions forming in the anal canal.

Possible Causes of Hemorrhoids

Prolonged sitting
Prolonged standing
Lifting heavy objects
Straining bowel movements (constipation)
Pregnancy
Obesity
Lack of exercise
Lack of dietary fibre
Food allergies
Symptoms of Hemorrhoids

Itching
Burning
Pain
Bleeding or spotting after bowel movements
Inflammation
Swelling
Irritation

Types of Hemorrhoids

There are several different types of hemorrhoids.  These are classified dependent on their location and by the degree of discomfort and pain that the sufferer may experience.

Internal hemorrhoids are found inside the rectum and are generally pretty painless.  Sometimes this type of hemorrhoids will bleed, and the blood is a bright red colour due to the rupture.

Internal Hemorrhoids

External hemorrhoids, also known commonly as piles, can be found under the skin around the opening of the anal passage.  These swell up until they look like a bunch of grapes (these have also been given the nick-name of grapes) due to their dark blue or purple colour.  They can also be agonisingly painful.

External Hemorrhoids Picture

Prolapsed hemorrhoids are basically speaking collapsed internal hemorrhoids.  These hemorrhoids then protrude to the outside of the anus, and are often accompanied by a mucous discharge which has an unpleasant odour, and on most occasions heavy bleeding.  Quite often prolapsed hemorrhoids can become thrombosed, which is to say that they have blood clots that form within them.  This prevents them from withdrawing back into the anus.  Thrombosed hemorrhoids can be very excruciatingly painful.

Prolapsed Hemorrhoids

Hemorrhoids Treatment Approaches

Conservative measures.  The simplest method is to follow a sensible dietary regime.  Introduce fibre supplements and exercise.  These methods are effective for the treatment of most types of hemorrhoids, with the exception of thrombosed hemorrhoids.

Infrared Photo-Coagulation.  This method treats minor internal hemorrhoids using infrared heat.  It is not as painful as other treatments but more often than not it needs more than one visit to the doctor in order to alleviate the problem.  Additionally, it is also not always 100% successful or effective.

Infrared Photocoagulation

Sclerotherapy.  This hemorrhoids procedure involves injecting the hemorrhoids with a chemical which makes them shrink.

Hemorrhoids Sclerotherapy Injection

Laser Treatment.  This particular procedure is gaining is gaining in popularity as the physicians choice of treatment.

Hemorrhoids Laser Treatment

Rubber Band Ligation.  This procedure involves using small rubber bands which tie off the blood supply at the base of the hemorrhoids.  With the circulation removed, the hemorrhoids soon detach and are ejected from the body with the normal passing of stools.

Hemorrhoids Ligation

Surgery.  This is the last resort of treatment when all the other methods are unsuccessful.  Surgery is effective in 95% of cases, though as with all surgery, the patient should be made aware of the dangers. In certain cases, a second surgical procedure may be necessary if the hemorrhoids return.

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