Haemorrhoids are also known as piles and nearly three out of four people will suffer with haemorrhoids at some point in their life. Haemorrhoids are swollen veins and muscle around your anus or in your anal canal and can be extremely painful.
Here are our 5 top tips to manage the pain you experience with Haemorrhoids while waiting to have them treated.
1. Wet Wipes
Wet wipes are a great way to sooth the pain of Haemorrhoids. If you are looking for even more relief keep your wet wipes in the fridge as this can help reduce even more pain. Make sure when buying your wipes that they don’t contain alcohol and they are fragrance free.
2. Avoid Constipation
High fibre foods can help you avoid constipation. Apples, Pears and Lentils contain a high amount of fibre but if you feel the need to add more into your diet then there are plenty of supplements out there to help save the day. Please discuss this with your pharmacist. Finally, avoid spicy foods, nuts, coffee and alcohol.
Try not to stay seated for long periods of time as this only increases the level of pressure on the area. Take short walks throughout the day and make sure you stretch at regular intervals.
4. Gentle Bathing
Gently bathe at around 40ºC for around 15 – 20 minutes per day if possible as this can help soothe the pain and help with any side effects.
5. Purchase a cushion
Donut cushions are designed to help people who suffer with Haemorrhoids. They alleviate direct pressure and provide high quality support and comfort.
Our 5 top tips are a great way to help reduce the pain of Haemorrhoids however they do not cure the condition.
At The Whiteley Clinic we offer the revolutionary Rafaelo Procedure to treat Haemorrhoids. The Rafaelo Procedure is a safe and effective treatment for internal haemorrhoids, using the established technology of radio frequency ablation, it gets to the root cause of the condition.
The Rafaelo Procedure often only takes one 15 minute treatment session and requires minimal post-operative after-care. It is a walk-in walk-out procedure meaning there is no need for long hospital stays and patients can get back to their normally daily activities very soon after treatment. Symptoms should also improve almost immediately.
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