Treatment For Hemorrhoids
posted: May 13, 2022.
If you are suffering from hemorrhoids in New Lenox, IL, you need relief. The professionals at Digestive Disease Consultants with offices in New Lenox and Bourbonnais, IL, offer all the services that you need to diagnose and treat hemorrhoids.
What is a hemorrhoid?
A hemorrhoid is an enlarged blood vessel that budges around the rectum or anus. The rectum is the lower area of the colon, which is the large intestine. When the vessels bulge, the skin gets thin and there can be bleeding. There are two types of hemorrhoids, internal and external.
An internal hemorrhoid is located within the anus. It is usually painless, but it may protrude and bleed during bowel movements.
External hemorrhoids are typically painless unless they get extremely swollen or a clot develops.
What causes hemorrhoids?
The exact cause of hemorrhoids is not known. The rectal veins sustain a lot of pressure due to the fact that humans are upright. Some things that may contribute to hemorrhoids are constipation, straining when having a bowel movement, aging, and sitting on the toilet for extended periods of time. The fact is, that many people suffer from hemorrhoids and often wait for a long time to seek treatment.
How to treat hemorrhoids
Many people choose to use home treatment for this condition. In minor cases, you may be able to control some of the symptoms such as inching with ointments and creams. But this is just a temporary solution. Lifestyle changes may also be suggested by your doctors, such as drinking more water and eating more fiber. Sitz baths can also help. However, for definitive treatment, a visit to a gastroenterologist is called for to treat hemorrhoids in New Lenox, IL.
The CRH O’Regan System® is a painless and effective way to treat hemorrhoids. This treatment uses gentle suction to place a band made of rubber on the base of the hemorrhoids. The band can be in place in less than a minute. It will cut off the blood circulation and within a few days, the hemorrhoids will shrink and then fall off. You probably won't even know when it happens. This works best on internal hemorrhoids that protrude during bowel movements.
Other treatment options are available depending on the type of hemorrhoids you have. It is important to discuss all the potential options with your gastroenterologist.
You can count on the dedicated doctors at Digestive Disease Consultants to treat your hemorrhoids in NewLenox, IL, and Bourbonnais, IL. They have treatment options that they are happy to discuss with you. To get a consultation, give the offices a call at (815) 937-5200.