Hemorrhoid treatment

Medical treatment options for hemorrhoids

The treatment options for hemorrhoids are mostly aimed at relieving symptoms.

What can be done to reduce symptoms?

- Sit in a warm bath, 2-3 times per day for around 15 minutes.
- To relieve pain and swelling it sometimes help to sit on ice packs
- Medication creams or suppositories for treating hemorrhoids can be applied to the area.
- Eat high-fiber products, fresh vegetables, fresh fruit and whole grains. This will decrease the chances of having constipation.
- Drink a lot, drinking around 2 quarts of water (around 8 glasses) is healthy and helps with the stool.
- Exercize regularly, walking, swimming.

If these home remedies against hemorrhoids don't help, you can always decide to go in for surgery.

Painless hemorrhoids treatments

Rubber band ligation - a rubber band is placed around the base of the hemorrhoid. This will cut off circulation and will cause the hemorrhoid to die off.

Other "painless" methods:

Sclerotherapy / Injection
Hemorrhoidal Arterial Ligation (H.A.L.)
Bipolar Coagulation
Super Freezing

Laser is also a popular option, while not painless it is often the quickest procedure and produces great results. It can be performed with less difficulty for the doctor and the patient in comparison with the other options available. Laser can also be used in combination with other treatments.