Piles also known by the name of hemorrhoids are a very common medical condition wherein the tissue gets swollen inside or around the anus canal. This can cause discomfort like pain during the passing of stools, irritation, and even bleeding. Generally, piles can disappear on their own but in some cases, there is a need for specific piles treatment. Some changes in lifestyle and some home remedies can help you from the discomforts of hemorrhoids.
Home remedies for hemorrhoids:
Some of the effective home remedies that can provide relief from the discomfort associated with piles are as follows:
- Usage of warm baths: Warm bath are highly helpful in easing the swelling caused in piles and it can also reduce the level of irritation. Warm water is filled in the tub and the lower back portion is immersed in a water tub. The addition of ingredients like Epsom salt or apple cider vinegar may help in reducing the irritation further and can reduce swelling of the area.
- Usage of coconut oil: Coconut oil is considered a good natural moisturizer. Applying it to the swollen area may help in providing relief from swelling and irritation.
- Usage of Ice packs: Piles are associated with flairs and pain. This can cause huge discomfort. Using ice packs can provide relief from flair and pain.
- Usage of Aloe Vera: Aloe vera is considered to have anti-inflammatory effects on the body and is thus widely used for healing wounds. Applying aloe vera thus helps in providing relief from the burning sensation, irritation, and itching caused by piles.
Apart from the above certain medicines like anti-inflammatory drugs and ointments which contain hydrocortisone can help in providing relief from the pain, swelling and discomfort caused due to piles.
But there are certain conditions where there is a need to get doctor consultation, and even surgery. Piles treatment varies from person’s health condition, age and other health factors. For example, the piles treatment in Bangalore can comprise of non-surgical as well as surgical treatments. The surgical treatments have become advanced and many piles treatment in Bangalore provide effective and easy laser pile surgery.
Laser treatment as the effective option for piles:
Laser treatment is preferred in those patients when the medication and other non-surgical methods fail to provide the preferred results and relief. Generally, it is preferred in patients who are facing huge discomfort and are having difficulty in doing daily life routines. Laser treatment is carried out by experienced piles surgeons with the help of laser devices.
Other surgeries of piles require complex procedures and takes time to heal. The person is required to follow the post-surgery guidelines and it takes time to heal. On the other hand the laser treatment makes the surgeon to focus only on the specific area, is minimally invasive procedure, and takes less time to do the procedure.
Laser surgery for treating piles is highly prereferred due to its numerous benefits. It requires less invasive procedures, causes less blood loss, leads to no scar formation, causes no surgical complications, and decreases the risks of infection when compared to other open surgery methods. The laser treatment for piles provides comfort and recovery at faster pace and is highly effective. The cost of the treatment using laser therapy for piles can vary from place to place. For example, in Hyderabad it can cost you around 30,000 INR to 1,50,000 INR while piles treatment in Bangalore using laser therapy can cost you around 45,000 INR to 1,20,000 INR.
Piles can be categorised into various grades based on the medical condition. Generally, the grade-1 piles are cured through non-surgical options like medicines, ointments, lifestyle changes, and home remedies. Even laser therapy is widely used to treat Grade-1 piles. But as the complexity of the disease increases as in case of grade-4 piles also known to be as thrombosed hemorrhoids, the complexity of the surgery increases and the options of the surgery may change. In some cases, there might be a need of open surgical methods and even the laser surgery complexity can increase in such cases. There is a need for the patient to consult a good proctologist to get the sound advice on the surgery and its methods.
Finally, one should have to adapt the correct bathroom habits to control or to avoid piles. Generally, people tend to strain a lot while passing stools and straining can elevate the problem further. In case the bowel movement did not occur despite 2 minutes of waiting in the bathroom, then it is advised to avoid straining, and to get up and tray again after some time. Avoid using toilet papers that are hard or irritating. Avoid using perfumed toilet papers, and commercial baby wipes as the piles are sensitive and perfumes and other chemicals on the wipes can worsen the situation.
Piles are a common condition that can heal mostly on their own. Moreover, natural methods, certain bathroom habits, and certain medicines can help you to get relief from basic conditions. But if the symptoms do not improve it is necessary to consult the doctor and get the best advice on surgery or other methods of treatment.
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