Piles treatment for diabetic

People with diabetes face additional problems while going for surgical procedures. If diabetes has not been in control for a long time or frequently high blood sugar, the patient is likely to have increased risks. Similarly, in piles surgery for diabetics, the better the control of your diabetes, the better are the chances of an excellent surgical outcome. 

Piles Treatment for Diabetes patient

Medicines to treat piles have certain negative effects on blood sugar. This may cause problems for patients who take medicines for diabetes. Now, the question is what are the options for patients with diabetes who suffer from piles? 

Here are some home remedies for piles that go well with diabetes patients:

  • Eat a lot of fiber-rich food such as fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds and whole wheat grain. 
  • Avoid straining during bowel movements and do not sit for long periods on the toilet seat. 
  • Sitz baths can also be very relieving. Sitting in lukewarm water for 10-15 minutes after every bowel movement reduces pain, soreness and discomfort. 
  • Avoid spicy, oily food and caffeinated and carbonated beverages to prevent constipation. Constipation may aggravate piles. 
  • Before using any over-the-counter ointments or products, consult a doctor. 


Do you want to undergo surgery for piles?

It is important to get the details from your healthcare provider regarding your piles surgery and diabetes. Make sure you do not forget to ask this:

  • How will diabetes be managed during surgery?
  • What should I eat before surgery?
  • When can I take my insulin dose?
  • What if I get an episode of high blood sugar on the day of the surgery morning?
  • Should I take oral medicines or stop them before surgery?

If you want to undergo surgery, here are some tips to manage risk in diabetes: 

  • As already mentioned, diet plays a vital role in controlling your diabetes. 
  • Protein diet is an important part of the healing process and helps in faster wound recovery. 
  • Exercise is also helpful in controlling your sugar levels. Start it now. 
  • Quit smoking and alcohol.
  • Do not take stress about the surgery. Both physical and mental stress can elevate blood sugar levels. 

What are the risks associated with surgery for a diabetic patient?

  • Slow and poor wound healing
  • High blood glucose or low blood glucose (hypoglycemia) can be an issue after surgery.
  • Other possible infections maybe pneumonia, urinary tract infection.
  • The levels of sodium or potassium may show a significant rise or fall, resulting in heart problems. 

Is there any other treatment option for diabetic patients to treat piles?

  • Anesthetics: Anesthetics are used externally on the perianal region and helps relieve pain and burning. 
  • Astringent: However, it does not provide relief from pain but helps in drying the tissues overlying piles. Witch hazel helps in reducing inflammation, burning and itching.
  • Protectant: These include cocoa butter, glycerine, mineral oil that work as a physical barrier over the skin and the mucus membranes. It prevents water loss and inflammation due to piles. 

Take Away

Who says it is not possible for a diabetic patient to undergo piles surgery? It is not. You can undergo safe surgery followed by a quick recovery. Controlled diabetes may not lead to any complications, therefore, making extra effort to control diabetes before the surgery will be worth the effort. 

You can get rid of piles by focusing on lowering blood sugar levels in the leading weeks to the surgery and after a few weeks of the surgery. It can impact the overall outcome of the surgery and decrease the recovery time. 

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