Treating Hemorrhoids: 3 Things You Need to Know
Thursday, April 23rd, 2015 | Written by C. Stone Mitchell, MD, FACS
If you spend any time at all looking for information on treating hemorrhoids, chances are you’ve encountered as much bad advice as you have good information. To help dispel some of the myths and inform you, here are 3 things you need to know about treating hemorrhoids.
Hemorrhoids are common, but misunderstood
Hemorrhoids are quite common and about half the population, male or female, will have suffered with them by the time they reach the age of 50. Unfortunately, like other common ailments in sensitive areas of the body, people are embarrassed and often reluctant to discuss their condition, which usually leads to them seeking treatment advice from the wrong sources. Over time this has allowed plenty of myths and misunderstandings about hemorrhoids and their treatment to arise and even flourish.
There are non-surgical treatments that are quick and effective
Chances are, if you’ve talked about hemorrhoid treatments, the one that has definitely come up is the hemorrhoidectomy, which is a surgical procedure to remove hemorrhoids. For many years this was the traditional option for long term relief. With advances in modern medicine, however, all but the most severe cases may not require such extreme measures. Infrared coagulation, a non-surgical treatment, seeks to eliminate the source of a hemorrhoid. It is painless, requiring only a few short bursts of warm light, and is performed right in the office with no anesthesia, incisions, or stitches. Several treatments are required over the course of a few months, but each treatment takes only minutes.
You should consider seeing a hemorrhoid specialist
No matter what is required to bring you relief, even if you require surgery, seeing a hemorrhoid treatment specialist to devise the optimal treatment plan for you is well worth it. There is no benefit to letting the problem persist and having a doctor who is familiar with and takes into account the most up-to-date treatment options available will ensure you get the lasting relief from hemorrhoids you deserve.
If you’d like to talk to a specialist about treating your hemorrhoids and getting you the lasting relief you deserve, give Premier Hemorrhoid Treatment Center, the only dedicated hemorrhoid treatment center in Knoxville, a call today at (865) 588-9952 to schedule a consultation. You can enjoy lasting relief from hemorrhoid pain!