Hemorrhoids Treatment Options

If you are suffering from hemorrhoids, then you probably want to understand what options are availabe to treat the issue. At the present time, there are a multitude of hemorrhoid treatment options from surgical options, natural remedies, topical ointments, and cryogenic devices.

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What is the best treatment option?

We believe that this depends on the following factors:

  • Your current health condition
  • Severity of the symptoms
  • Amount you can afford

 


OTC and Natural Treatements - Recommended for the majority of hemorrhoid cases

There are several effective treatments available today that will provide long term relief.

Hemorrhoid Treatments Reviewed

 
Advanced Health Choices has researched the marketplace to help visitors select the best treatment solution for their Hemorrhoids.
Click here to review products that met all of our criteria - fast acting, no irritation, no harmful side effects, and excellent results. All of these products were extremely effective at eliminating hemorrhoids, and preventing future occurrences.


The Importance of the Ingredients

The ingredients present in any formula should address strengthening the vascular system. The proper combination should address the weakened state of the vein(s). Without question the most effective products contain Witchazel (or Witch Hazel) as a primary ingredient. This herb has a long tradition of use to treat multiple circulatory conditions including hemorrhoids. Witchazel is known to help Hemorrhoids externally when used as a liquid extract, but is also effective for both internal and external conditions when taken orally; however, proper preparation and usage is essential.

 

Review the top-rated treatment options.

 

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Creams, Ointments & Suppositories - Recommended for pregnant or nursing Mothers and for temporary relief of burning & itching

Running to your local pharmacy to purchase all the latest and greatest creams and ointments may seem like the best place to start, but be aware that many of the most common ointments, creams and suppositories do little to help and many may prolong the healing. Short term relief for long term agony may be the trade-off with some of the topical options for easing your hemorrhoid symptoms.


Surgery - Recommended for extreme cases of hemorrhoids

The most extreme cases of hemorrhoids stem from what is called prolapsed hemorrhoids. These hemorrhoids have grown to the point where they are an external appendage and cause great discomfort. Many suffering with prolapsed hemorrhoids are recommended by their doctor to consider a surgical approach to their suffering. However, there is currently no known cure for hemorrhoids, and docotor's will not guarantee that your hemorrhoids will not return. Typically your doctor will recommend one of the following options:

  • Rubber band ligation or ‘banding'.
  • Scierotherapy, the process where a doctor injects a chemical into your hemorrhoids. The injected chemical obstructs the flow of blood and causes the Hemorrhoid to shrink until it falls off.
  • Coagulation, use such technologies as laser therapy, or electrical current, and may also involve the use of infrared light to burn away the Hemorrhoid.
  • Hemorrhoidectomy, involves removing the hemorrhoid surgically while under local or a general anesthetic.

 

Treatment Option Cost Time (Days) Permanent
Cure?
Recovery Time
hemorrhoidectomy $$$$$ 1 Day No 3-4 weeks recovery in bed
Scierotherapy $$$$ 1 Day No 1 week recovery
"Banding" $$$ 1 Day No Removes external hemorrhoids only

In today's economy, many have lost health benefits and can't afford a surgical procedure. Some types of surgery cost upwards of $10,000.