Hemorrhoids or piles is among the most common anorectal diseases. According to a recent study, up to 75% of people may suffer from hemorrhoids at some point in life.
Hemorrhoids are inflamed and swollen tissues and veins in the rectum. They form because of excessive pressure on the vein in the rectal area, mostly due to chronic constipation. Other causes of hemorrhoids include lifting heavy weights, pregnancy, obesity, a low-fibre diet, etc.
People who suffer from hemorrhoids experience symptoms like stinging pain during bowel movements, discomfort while sitting, swelling, and itching in the anal region and also rectal bleeding. Bleeding hemorrhoids can cause infection. Thus, it is highly advised to seek medical treatment for the condition as soon as you notice the mentioned symptoms.
Many people tend to rely on home remedies and over-the-counter medications to get rid of hemorrhoids. However, it is not safe and it is advised not to do so without consulting a proctologist. Indulging in self-treatment without consulting a doctor can cause you severe complications of piles.
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Do not try the following treatment for hemorrhoids:
Alcohol for piles treatment
Alcohol is harmful for both application and consumption for piles patients. Not just piles, alcohol can cause or aggravate various health issues. Alcohol is a big no for people who suffer from hemorrhoids.
Some people tend to apply isopropyl alcohol on the hemorrhoids which is too risky. Using it on irritated hemorrhoids with open an open wound can aggravate the inflammation and make the pain and burning unbearable.
In addition, alcohol has dehydrating effects on the body and its regular consumption may cause difficulty in bowel movements. Passing large and hard stools can be extremely painful with hemorrhoids.
This in effect leads to the flare-up in hemorrhoids symptoms like swelling, inflammation, and anal bleeding. Frequent ingestion of alcohol is associated with increased blood pressure.
High blood pressure exerts excessive pressure on the veins that further pressurize the pelvic and anal regions.
Alcoholism can also lead to liver damage that can have a negative impact on piles. So, saying no to alcohol is the safest option for you to stay away from piles complications.
Cow urine for piles treatment
Cow’s urine has been widely known as an ayurvedic remedy that many people believe can treat piles and several other ailments.
However, according to proctologists, it is not safe and reliable to use cow urine for piles treatment. Retention of urine in the affected region can lead to infection.
Consuming cow urine often leads to stomach infections if there are any harmful bacteria in it. Also, as urine is a waste material, people who consume cow urine pressurize their kidneys to filter out the waste again. Hence, cow urine is just not the right solution for hemorrhoids.
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Kerosene oil for piles treatment
Kerosene oil can be extremely dangerous to use for piles treatment. Frequent exposure to kerosene oil or its consumption can cause intoxication which leads to headache, nausea, dizziness, and vomiting.
In addition, long-term usage of kerosene oil on external hemorrhoids may even result in the forming of the skin or dermal cancerous cells.
A medical study conducted in 2010 reported that in the rare case of kerosene self-injection for irritated external hemorrhoids, the patient died within 24 hours due to a heart attack. Thus it is not at all advised to use kerosene oil to cure hemorrhoids.
If you have followed any of these above-mentioned measures to cure piles, get in touch with a proctologist without any further delay. You will be relieved to know that safe and permanent treatment for piles is easily available nowadays.
Which is the safe treatment for treating hemorrhoids?
Understandably, finding a solution to get rid of hemorrhoids as soon as possible can be a little daunting when you do not have the proper knowledge. Fortunately, laser treatment is the safest and most effective treatment available to treat hemorrhoids.
Our proctologist and surgeons of Pristyn Care are well trained in performing laser surgery for piles. Our doctors have successfully conducted several surgeries for piles, even severe cases.
Advanced laser treatment is a high-precision procedure that cures piles in just one day. It is performed under the influence of anesthesia (local or general) depending upon the condition of the patient.
The surgeon directs laser energy through the radial fiber into hemorrhoid affected region. The laser also obstructs the swollen nodes start and thus they start shrinking from inside.
Laser treatment can cure both internal and external hemorrhoids without causing any complications or side effects. Also, the chances of recurrence are nil in the case of laser surgery.
Surgeons prefer laser treatment for piles as it offers the following benefits:
- There are no cuts or wounds during the procedure
- Painless surgery
- Minimal blood loss
- You can rejoin work or college from the next day only
- Fast and complete recovery within 5-7 days
- Minimal discomfort from the surgery
- You can head back home on the same day- same-day discharge from the hospital
- It takes about only 30 minutes to complete laser surgery
- No major dietary restrictions
- Gives the most aesthetic results as compared to traditional open surgery
- Nil chances of infections and complications like damage to the sphincter, or fecal leak, etc
- The success rate is very high-more than 95%
To make laser treatment for piles more affordable to our patients, we offer the following benefits:
- No cost EMI option
- Free follow-up consultation within a week following the treatment
- Safe pick-up and drop service on the day of the laser treatment at the hospital
- Approval of insurance claims by our team on the behalf of the patient
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You can get in touch with us on call or go to the ‘Book Appointment’ icon to schedule your consultation with one of our expert proctologists near you. Our medical coordinator will confirm the consultation slot according to your preference and will also answer your queries or concerns.
It can be agonizing to go through the stinging pain and other trouble of piles every day. Also, leaving it untreated for a long time can lead to further serious health risks. Thus, it is necessary to seek proper treatment without any delay. Following any curative measures without the approval of a specialist can put you in a difficult spot. Only a specialist can recommend you the best effective treatment to get rid of hemorrhoids once and for all.