Hemorrhoids can have severe consequences for your quality of life. They can cause pain, itching, and bleeding, which in turn can damage your relationships. Home treatments like creams and medicated pads only relieve symptoms; they don’t treat the root cause. Hemorrhoid banding is a non-surgical procedure that permanently eliminates hemorrhoids. It is quick and comfortable and avoids the restrictions and complications associated with surgery.
Hemorrhoids are swollen vessels that can cause bleeding, itching, and pain. They are a common problem, especially in older people. While hemorrhoids aren’t life-threatening, they can make everyday activities such as having a bowel movement painful. Hemorrhoids treatment, for example, hemorrhoid banding, is a simple, quick, and safe procedure that can relieve itching, burning, and pain. It is one of the least invasive hemorrhoid treatments available. During the hemorrhoid banding procedure, a rubber band is placed around the blood vessels in the anus or lower rectum, effectively “strangulating” the hemorrhoids and preventing them from bleeding. Hemorrhoids that aren’t bleeding should naturally shrink and detach after a few days. While some patients might need multiple treatments, most can find relief from their itching, burning, and pain within a few days. Patients should drink plenty of water and use stool softeners to help with bowel movements while they recover from their hemorrhoid banding. They should also avoid taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs for four to five days before and after the procedure to reduce their risk of bleeding.
Hemorrhoid banding is an office procedure that can be completed in just a few minutes. The process is relatively painless, although some patients experience a dull ache in the rectum or feel they need a bowel movement right after the procedure. Over-the-counter pain relievers or mild narcotics can help reduce the discomfort for several days. Patients should eat high-fiber foods to prevent constipation and straining during bowel movements as they recover from hemorrhoid banding. Hemorrhoid banding can be a more comfortable and effective treatment than other hemorrhoid options, such as sclerotherapy or surgery. A study showed 60 to 80 percent of hemorrhoid patients experienced complete healing after this minimally invasive procedure.
3.Fewer Side Effects
While the banding procedure may cause discomfort, it is much less than the pain and bleeding associated with other hemorrhoid treatments. The process can be performed in a doctor’s office, and patients don’t require sedation. Most of the time, patients go back to work the same day. To reduce the risk of complications after the treatment, avoid avoiding straining in the bathroom and try to have regular bowel movements. You should drink plenty of water and take fiber supplements to prevent constipation. You should also soak in a sitz bath or use a bidet for clean and gentle cleansing of the anal area.
4.Fewer Invasive Procedures
Hemorrhoids are tiny veins that grow near the anus and rectum and can cause bleeding, itching, and swelling. While hemorrhoids often go away with home treatment, seeing a gastroenterologist is essential to ensure they do not indicate a more severe condition. During the hemorrhoid banding procedure, our doctors use a remarkable scope to view the hemorrhoids, then insert a small tool with a rubber band through the anoscope. Doctors also provide detailed instructions regarding stool softening, hydration, and warm sitz baths for optimal recovery and pain management after the procedure. This prevents post-procedure complications, which are minimal with this technique.