There are a countless number of hemorrhoid treatment options available to you. Choosing the one that is right for you depends on a variety of factors, including the severity of your condition as well as your personal lifestyle. Since so many options exist, you should find the combination of methods that are right for you as well as your condition.
Maintaining a diet that is high in fiber is extremely important. There are many ways to add more fiber to any diet, such as pills, powder that is added to water, as well as a whole host of foods. Some of the everyday foods include whole grain cereals, green vegetables, and fruits, and beans. Water should always be included when ingesting anything that is high in fiber. Water will also help soften the stool causing less strain when using the restroom which will help reduce pain and irritation. Fiber and water will both help prevent constipation.
If the itching and burning is becoming too intense you may want to consider over the counter creams which will temporarily relieve the pain, itching, and burning that you may be experiencing. There are a variety of creams available from manmade to all natural.
Soaking in lukewarm water for ten to fifteen minutes a couple of times a day will also help relieve the itching and burning. Try not to add anything to the water as it could contain perfumes and that could irritate the skin causing more irritation. If soaking in a bath is not appealing, then try placing an ice pack on the anus. Make sure to cover the ice pack with a cloth. This, as well can be done two to three times a day, or even more if needed.
For more severe cases, surgery may be the only hemorrhoid treatment option. You can consult with doctor about surgery and if it is right for you. There are a variety of surgery techniques that are use. Some are invasive and extremely painful, but almost all the methods are extremely effective.
One method of surgery requires removing the growth, and in some cases the tissue around the growth with a scalpel or laser. Also there is a procedure where a rubber band is placed around the hemorrhoid to cut off the blood supply with the intent of shrinking and eventually disappearing all together. Another technique includes freezing away the growth with the intent of getting rid of it.
Even after surgery a diet that is high in fiber as well as a daily exercise regimen is still highly recommended. Though surgical procedures are extremely effective, the success of your surgery weighs heavily in your post op care.