Medical treatment of hemorrhoids is aimed initially at relieving symptoms.
Measures to reduce symptoms include:
· Warm tub baths several times a day in plain, warm water for about 10 minutes.
· Consumption of a hemorrhoidal supplement or application of a hemorrhoidal cream or suppository to the affected area for a limited time.
Even when your hemorrhoids itch you will need to resist the urge to scratch it. Scratching can result in infections and may trigger severe harm towards the region. In the event you should, then take a wet cloth and pat, the region and cleanse it. The itching sensation may be brought on from the region not becoming clean, so patting having a wet cloth will cleanse the region and relieve a few of the itching.
Preventing of the recurrence of hemorrhoids will require relieving the pressure and straining of constipation. Doctors will often recommend increasing fibre and fluids in the diet. Eating the right amount of fibre and drinking six to eight glasses of water/fluid will result in softer, bulkier stools. A softer stool makes emptying the bowels easier and lessens the pressure on hemorrhoids caused by straining.
Eliminating straining also helps prevent the hemorrhoids from protruding.The best way to prevent hemorrhoids is to keep stools soft so they pass easily, thus decreasing pressure, and to empty bowels without undue straining as soon as possible after the urge occurs. Exercise, including walking, and eating a high fibre diet, help reduce constipation and straining by producing stools that are softer and easier to pass. Good sources of fibre are fruits, vegetables, and whole grains will help to keep your bowls regular and the stools softer.
In some cases, hemorrhoids must be treated endoscopically or surgically. These methods are used to shrink and destroy the hemorrhoidal tissue. The doctor will perform the procedure during a hospital visit.
A number of methods may be used to remove or reduce the size of hemorrhoids such as painless non-surgical techniques, lasers for hemorrhoids, harmonic scalpel for hemorrhoids, and the use of hemorrhoid medications.