Hemorrhoids Are More Common Than You Think

Hemorrhoids are very common. In the United States, about 1 in 20 Americans over age 50 have hemorrhoids. 

What are hemorrhoids?

Also known as piles, hemorrhoids are swollen veins in the anal and lower rectal areas. They are very similar to varicose veins.

Hemorrhoids develop from increased pressure on the veins around the anal or rectal area. It can be a result of constant straining during a bowel movement, sitting for prolonged periods of time, obesity, pregnancy, and heavy lifting.

Do hemorrhoids need to be treated?

Although hemorrhoids are rarely serious, they can be a painful nuisance.

Depending on the type of hemorrhoids you have, you may experience itching or irritation around the anal region, pain or discomfort, a hard lump near the anus, and bleeding.

In rare cases, hemorrhoids may lead to anemia, severe pain (which can happen to strangulated hemorrhoids), and blood clots. 

How hemorrhoids can be treated?

Years ago, hemorrhoid treatment was a painful procedure that involved surgery and an uncomfortable recovery. This old perception of hemorrhoid treatment is what still keeps some people with hemorrhoids from seeking treatment today. 

The specialists at the Premier Hemorrhoid Treatment Center in Knoxville want you to know that thanks to the use of gentle lasers, hemorrhoid treatment these days has now become quicker, easier, and painless. Our favorite treatment is a hemorrhoid laser treatment called IFC.

What is IFC?

IFC stands for Infrared Coagulation. It’s the world’s leading non-surgical treatment option for hemorrhoids.

In this procedure, a small probe is used to transmit short bursts of infrared light on the affected areas. This cuts off blood supply to the hemorrhoids, causing it to shrink and eventually forming a scar on the anal canal wall. 

The scar tissue helps hold and keep the vein in the treated area from swelling. 

Premier Surgical’s Hemorrhoid Treatment Center in Knoxville, the ONLY dedicated hemorrhoid center in East Tennessee, features IFC treatment! 

If your hemorrhoids are not getting better with home remedies, then call our confidential HEMORRHOID HOTLINE for a consultation at (865) 588-9952 or request an appointment today online at .https://www.premiersurgical.com/hemorrhoid-treatment-appointment-request/

 

Reference:

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/hemorrhoids/symptoms-causes/syc-20360268

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