The most desirable hemorrhoid treatment is one which allows you to be able to reduce them with non surgical techniques.
Here is a HUGE CLUE to having success with hemorrhoid treatment:
Whether surgery is required to remove them or not, the cornerstone of any long term success in reducing or completely removing hemorrhoids is in lifestyle and dietary changes.
With all of the various options that are out there, the question that naturally comes up is "what is the Best Hemorrhoid Treatment?"
To some degree the answer to that question depends upon whether you are looking for external hemorrhoid treatment or internal hemorrhoid treatment. You may even be searching for information about thrombosed hemorrhoid treatment, but regardless of the type of hemorrhoids you are suffering from there are some things you can do to get immediate relief.
Temporary relief of pain and discomfort can be had by some of the crèmes and ointments, but the prevention of recurring symptoms will require you to change your ways. These changes will include increasing your fiber intake to a level between 20-35 grams.
High fiber foods like bran, shredded wheat, whole grain breads, and certain fruits and vegetables can help make a big difference. Fiber supplements which contain vegetable fiber like bran that is indigestible are helpful and can provide other benefits in addition to preventing constipation.
Lower cholesterol levels, reduced risk of colon polyp and cancer development can be enjoyed while also helping to prevent symptomatic hemorrhoids.
A fiber supplement may take several weeks or possibly months to achieve full benefit but is not habit forming nor harmful.
A fiber supplement is always preferable to a stimulant laxative because the latter is prone to abuse and overuse. Many prescription and over the counter medications can slow the movement of the bowel and can contribute to constipation.
These include aluminum containing antacids, pain killers, diuretics, iron supplements, calcium supplements, blood pressure medication, iron supplements, antidepressants, tranquilizers, and other psychiatric medications.
It is essential that you drink enough fluids (8-10 glasses per day of water preferably). Alcohol and caffeinated drinks tend to be dehydrating and therefore do not count toward your fluid intake.
Exercise, even in a moderate amount helps the digestive system to work more efficiently and to regulate the movement of the bowel. It isn’t as critical to soften the stool with these methods as it is to regulate the bowel movements.
The goal is to have a soft, bulky, easily cleaned type of stool while avoiding the opposite ends of the spectrum namely constipation or diarrhea. Almost all kinds of anal problems can be prevented when this is achieved.
As was stated at the beginning of this article, some temporary relief can be had with the use of crèmes and suppositories and even pills. Below is a brief listing of some of the more popular approaches.
The first type is creams and ointments where a topical treatment is rubbed on your outer rectal area and is intended to soothe blood vessels. This creates a relaxation of the tissue so that it does not bulge out so much.
Once the tissue does not bulge, the hemorrhoid will be less likely to flare up. This is great for some relief in the short term, but unfortunately you are practically guaranteed to flare up again.
The second type that is very popular comes in the form of suppositories which are inserted into the rectum for the purpose of delivering moisture to the hemorrhoid and creating a lubricating effect once the next rectal pressure comes.
The idea is to ensure the hemorrhoid heals without rupturing again. For some it works well, for others not so well, but it's worth seeing.
The third type is pills that are taken orally. They help regulate blood pressure in the system. This can have its side effects but overall it's used to tighten vein tissue so that the hemorrhoid is less susceptible to problems.
It's a very top down approach that has its benefits but can also induce real side effects. These three types are the most common and once these are exhausted, you still have options such as cryotherapy or surgery. It all depends on the individual case and what you can tolerate.
In my personal experience, it's best to first try the safer home hemorrhoid treatment options before going to the extreme measures. Even if the pain is unbearable, you can still gain relief from these methods. It’s just not pleasant long-term either.
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