What no one tells you about hemorrhoid creamApproximately half the population by the age of 50 will have had at least one hemorrhoid. How common hemorrhoids are may not come as a surprise given the level of availability of hemorrhoid remedies like creams and ointments at your average pharmacy, but your options don’t stop there. At Premier Hemorrhoid Treatment Center in Knoxville, we offer nonsurgical treatment of hemorrhoids, particularly infrared coagulation. But, which is more effective, hemorrhoid creams or infrared coagulation?

Hemorrhoid creams don’t treat the source of the hemorrhoid

While cost and availability are not an issue, given their broad availability, the primary issue with creams is they don’t treat the source of hemorrhoids. As Dr. Stone Mitchell, Premier Hemorrhoid Treatment Center’s treatment specialist explains hemorrhoids are swollen veins around the rectal area that are often the result of excess pressure in the pelvic or rectal area. For people at increased risk of suffering from hemorrhoids, including those in professions that require long periods of sitting, the creams don’t actually treat the swollen veins. They do contain medicine to numb the swollen tissue or provide some other type of temporary symptom relief, but allow the actual problem to persist and rely on the body to repair itself.

Infrared coagulation effectively treats the source of the hemorrhoid for lasting relief

Creams are convenient and cheap, but a quick and painless hemorrhoid treatment that is 95% effective is available. Infrared coagulation, the #1 hemorrhoid treatment recommended at Premier Hemorrhoid Treatment Center in Knoxville, is, in most cases, about 95% effective.  Infrared coagulation is a non-surgical treatment that can eliminate the source of a hemorrhoid with short bursts of warm light. All it takes is a series of a few quick and painless treatments and you can enjoy lasting relief from your hemorrhoid pain. You can’t get it at your local pharmacy, but the treatments are typically completed right in the office and require no recovery time.

If you are suffering from hemorrhoids, it is important you consider seeing a hemorrhoid treatment specialist to devise the optimal treatment plan for you. There’s no reason to let the problem persist. You want to be confident your treatment plan includes the most up-to-date treatment options, like infrared coagulation, to provide lasting relief from hemorrhoids.

To get started on the path to lasting relief, give Premier Hemorrhoid Treatment Center, the only dedicated hemorrhoid treatment center in Knoxville, a call today at (865) 588-9952 to schedule a consultation.