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​Hemorrhoids: Traditional and Alternative Treatment

Hemorrhoids can be treated very effectively with a selected diet, proper hygiene, active lifestyle or properly selected medicines.

Hemorrhoids: Traditional and Alternative Treatment

When Would You Need a Doctor?

If you have:

  • urinating problems,
  • fever,
  • bleeding,
  • inability to empty the bowel .

Prevent the Progression

Best way to prevent is a softener for stool or laxatives. Do not forget the food, lots of vegetables and liquid. But there are times when the simple methods mentioned above is not enough. In the most severe cases may require surgery, for example, if chronic hemorrhoids is detected.

Most common ones are:

  • Hemorrhoidectomy. Doctor makes incisions round the anus to cut the hemorrhoids. You can apply local or general anesthesia. Hemorrhoidectomy is usually an outpatient procedure that does not require lengthy rehabilitation. Of course, post the surgery, the patient feels relieved - pain passes, swelling, stop bleeding channel, but incisions are done in a sensitive place and can require stitches to tender and painful areas.
  • Transanal circular muco-submucosal resection. Essence of this new operation is to conduct circular resection and inserting dropped mucosa with hemorrhoids. But it is not circular resection of the entire colon, which is done often and which may develop after stricture of the rectum. During surgery removed only part of the rectal mucosa, which is above the so-called dentate line. Bloodless surgery, hemorrhoids eventually shrivel up and disappear. This procedure thus reduces pain and has almost no complications.
  • Sclerotherapy. Chemical injection is done around the blood vessel, which helps hemorrhoidal nodes dissolve and disappear. 

Although it can reduce pain, hemorrhoidectomy can provide long-term results. Talk with your doctor to discover which procedure is better for you.

Possible Risks

Surgery for hemorrhoids is a very common method and is considered safe, but risks still remain:

  • bleeding
  • infection
  • individual reaction to anesthesia,
  • problems with urination,
  • inability to control your intestine, which leads to involuntary emptying.

Usually hemorrhoidectomy recovery takes nearly 2 weeks. In some cases, full recovery may take 3-6 weeks.

Surgery treatment has been long-established and proven effective, but even so, it is important to continue to consume a lot of fiber and monitor hygiene.

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