Ways to treat hemorrhoids

Written by: Dr. Ramón Díaz Conradi
Published: | Updated: 16/05/2019
Edited by: Top Doctors®

Currently, hemorrhoids are one of the most common ailments. In fact it is estimated that from 30 years of age more than half of the population will develop this disease. Luckily, today there are modern forms of treatment that allow eradicate with little pain.


Medical treatment of hemorrhoids

hemorrhoids image This type of treatment is applied at an early stage, when the hemorrhoids are still mild and internal. The guidelines to follow can be performed at home without surgery.

  • Eating tips: the patient must be hydrated with mild liquid such as water, juices, vegetable broths, etc.. Avoid alcoholic, drinks abundant sodium and caffeine. Nor it is advised eating spicy foods, acidic and too heavy. Ideally, a diet rich in fiber, fruits and vegetables.
  • Hygiene advice: warm water baths are recommended, along with the application of rectal ointment to relieve or reduce pain by hydrating the area, protecting and promoting mucosal healing. Also it recommends the use of laxatives for constipation to avoid it and not sobreesforzar the area to defecate.


Surgical treatment of hemorrhoids

The main feature of this treatment is, as the name suggests, surgery. Colorectal surgeons and experts URGERY General are the only ones who do it and prescribed for hemorrhoids in very advanced stages. Complexity, and postoperative method applied in these operations may vary as required by the patient. Piles may be excised, sealed (with or without laser), repositioned or stapled.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. Ramón Díaz Conradi

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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