How are piles treated?

Although if you are suffering with piles also called hemorrhoids, they get resolved on their own without any external treatment. But very often, piles treatment in dubai is generally prescribed to minimize the discomfort and itching and may be even pain that you may experience. Your doctor would recommend you the following treatments with certain lifestyle changes:

Dietary changes – because too much straining during a bowel movement is one of the causes of piles, which is due to constipation, therefore a change in diet is often suggested in order to avoid constipation. Consumption of fruits and vegetable and eating cereals along with drinking lots of water will increase your fiber intake, which helps in avoiding constipation and thus piles. And if you are already suffering with the condition, a fibrous diet would make the stools softer helping to reduce any pain during excretion.

Ointments, creams, pads and other medications– in order to soothe out, the swelling and redness around the anus area caused due to hemorrhoids, your doctors may prescribe certain over-the-counter medications that usually include witch hazel, hydrocortisone or some other active ingredient that help in relieving pain and itching.

You must always remember that all such creams, ointments and other OTC medications do not cure your hemorrhoid. These just relieve you from the symptoms of this condition. You should not use more than two of them simultaneously until prescribed by your doctor.

Corticosteroids & Painkillers – corticosteroids may be prescribed by the doctor to minimize inflammation and pain. Your doctor may also prescribe a painkiller medicine that is  suitable for you. A laxative is also recommended by the physician if you suffer with severe hemorrhoidal pain due to constipation.

Banding – your doctor might recommend this procedure for grades 2 and 3 hemorrhoids. In this the doctor ties the base of the hemorrhoid with an elastic rubber band to cut off the blood supply. The hemorrhoid dries up and fall off.

Sclerotherapy – this procedure is an alternative to banding and is used to get rid of grades 2 and 3 hemorrhoids. Here where a  medicine that makes the hemorrhoid shrink is injected into the hemorrhoid, which then shrivels up.

Infrared coagulation – in this procedure, infrared light is used to burn the hemorrhoid tissue which then sheds off.

Surgery –your doctor may also recommend a surgery for removing grades 3 or 4 hemorrhoids which are larger in size and  for which the methods mentioned above have failed to work. A hemorrhoidectomy surgery is used to remove the hemorrhoidal tissue that causes bleeding using a local anesthetic and sedation, a spinal anesthetic, or a general anesthetic. Hemorrhoid stapling is done to block the blood flow to the tissue of the hemorrhoid. Although less painful, there are greater chances for hemorrhoid recurrence and rectal prolapse after this.