While almost half of all humans will suffer from hemorrhoid symptoms at some point in their lives, hemorrhoids are not usually considered to be a severe health problem. However, when hemorrhoids get bad, then severe hemorrhoids treatment becomes quite important fairly quickly. Considering all of the miserable things that a bad case of hemorrhoids can cause, most people are motivated to create a hemorrhoids treatment plan rather urgently. Doing your research is the first step down the road to successful management and healing of severe hemorrhoids.
Of course, before you can come up with a severe hemorrhoids treatment plan, it helps to classify exactly what severe hemorrhoids are. Severe hemorrhoids are any hemorrhoid that produces symptoms that seriously interfere with your daily life or work. Many severe hemorrhoids are thrombosed, which means that they have a blood clot stuck in them. Severe internal hemorrhoids are often prolapsed outside the body and won't go back in without being pushed back in, and even then they mostly wont stay in. Severe internal hemorrhoids may also be strangulated by being cut off by the anal sphincter. All of these qualify for severe hemorrhoids treatment and should be treated as soon as possible.
Considering the extreme symptoms that really nasty hemorrhoids often cause, one of the first priorities for severe hemorrhoids treatment is usually fast symptom relief, especially when the hemorrhoid pain is severe as well.
1... Over the counter ibuprofen and naproxen are two oral medications that can quickly bring the pain of severe hemorrhoids down. They are so useful in severe hemorrhoids treatment because they are non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications that both block the nerves and actually reduce the inflammation that causes much of the itching, burning and pain of severe hemorrhoids.
2... When it comes to severe hemorrhoids treatment and pain relief, many are tempted by the idea of prescription narcotic painkillers. Most prescription narcotics aren't habit forming, so that's not their main objection in severe hemorrhoids treatment. Instead, the biggest problem - aka side effects - that narcotic painkillers pose is that they often cause constipation. When you're trying to put together a severe hemorrhoids treatment plan, constipation is usually the last thing you want to suffer.
3... Sitz baths are often quite good for severe hemorrhoids treatment. Basically, you draw a few inches of water as hot as you can stand and you sit in it for up to twenty minutes at a time. You can do this as a severe hemorrhoids treatment for up to four times per day. Some people say that you can add things to a sitz bath, but for severe hemorrhoids treatment you should use plain, clean water.
4... Though it sounds like an extreme way to treat severe hemorrhoids, following up a sitz bath with five minutes of sitting on a towel-wrapped icepack can be a very good idea. This way of obtaining severe hemorrhoids relief, works by alternating hot and cold in the hemorrhoidal area, which increases the circulation to the hemorrhoid. Of course, sitz baths and icepacks don't do any good as permanent severe hemorrhoids treatment, but they can help with symptom relief on a day to day basis.
5... If you're dealing with an external hemorrhoid, nothing beats hemorrhoid ointments for relief of severe hemorrhoids and its symptoms. Severe hemorrhoids treatment ointments have immediate numbing agents for pain relief, along with moisturizing and soothing ingredients to get burning and itching under control in double quick time. If you're trying to do severe hemorrhoids treatment for an internal hemorrhoid, oral pain medication is a better bet because ointments are only for external hemorrhoids treatment, unless in suppository form.
Of course, once you've got the hemorrhoid symptoms under control, the next thing to go after is permanent once and for all treatment of those severe hemorrhoids.
There are only a few oral medication prescriptions that can really help with severe hemorrhoids treatment over the long term. Vasodilators are one of the most common severe hemorrhoid medications that most doctors will really prescribe. However, it may be worth your time to sit down and talk to your doctor about all of the potential severe hemorrhoid treatment medications, considering that new medications are coming out all of the time.
One of the possibilities you need to keep in mind for severe hemorrhoids treatment is that you may be able to combine herbal hemorrhoid treatment with a less invasive form of surgery or prescription, for the maximum benefit with the least possible amount of risk. Herbal hemorrhoids treatments for severe hemorrhoids often focus on herbs and nutrients that directly work to strengthen hemorrhoidal tissues and get the hemorrhoid vein walls back in shape. When used in conjunction with a good hemorrhoids diet and exercise plan, herbal hemorrhoids treatments really have been able to work wonders for those willing to investigate them. Venapro is one such herbal based product that you may want to seriously consider - the photos show very, very severe hemorrhoids being healed.
Most doctors are much more likely to start talking about surgery whenever it comes to treating severe hemorrhoids. There are a number of surgeries for severe hemorrhoids out there, and they range from minimally invasive all the way to complete hemorrhoid removal. Only you can decide what lengths you're willing to go to for the sake of permanent severe hemorrhoids control.
When you're talking about severe hemorrhoids treatment, you're generally talking about some powerful medications or procedures. Naturally, therefore, severe hemorrhoids treatment often comes with a number of risks.
When you're thinking of surgery for severe hemorrhoids treatment, there are some powerful reasons to keep it as minimally invasive as possible. Likewise, when you're considering medications for severe hemorrhoids treatment, there are some good reasons to find the mildest possible medication that will get the job done. The biggest risk with any severe hemorrhoids treatment medication tends to be the possibility of allergic reactions. It's possible to be allergic to just about anything, so always be sure to read both the active and inactive ingredients list on any hemorrhoids treatment you're considering. If you've ever had an allergic reaction to any ingredient in your proposed severe hemorrhoids treatment, then you need to avoid that particular treatment.
Each individual medication for hemorrhoids, both herbal and prescription alike, should also come with a list of most common side effects. Do take the time to read through this list carefully. If you don't think that the risks listed are worth the benefit, then don't take the severe hemorrhoids treatment in question.
Surgical remedies for severe hemorrhoids is usually quite effective, but it can also bring a number of risks that you may be unprepared to deal with. Severe hemorrhoids surgery has between 95% and 99% complete effectiveness because it removes the hemorrhoid and all of the weakened tissue around the hemorrhoid, but side effects can include shock, infection, bleeding, serious pain, muscle damage, nerve damage and fecal incontinence. These effects of severe hemorrhoids surgery can be temporary or they might be permanent. It really pays to make sure you've got the best surgeon for hemorrhoids treatment in your area before you get the surgery you're looking at.
Of course, once you've gone through a severe hemorrhoids treatment program, you probably never want to do it again for any reason, or more precisely, risk getting those horrible hemorrhoids back. That's why hemorrhoid prevention is an important part of any severe hemorrhoids treatment plan. In addition, if you get severe hemorrhoids once, you're much more likely to get them again in the future. The reason is that it takes a lot of blood pressure to create a hemorrhoid in the first place. Your first hemorrhoid was just the weakest point in the vein. You can bet that all of that blood pressure was stretching every other weak point in the vein walls that will eventually become hemorrhoids if you don't take hemorrhoid prevention steps. Even if you had one of the severe hemorrhoids surgeries that removed all of the weak tissue right around your current case of hemorrhoids, you can bet that severe hemorrhoids treatment may be needed somewhere else.
So, how do you keep from getting severe hemorrhoids in the future? The best way to go about it is to remove the hemorrhoid causes. If your severe hemorrhoids were caused by a poor diet and no exercise, well, you should probably change that as part of your long term severe hemorrhoids treatment and prevention plan. Even if there is another base cause for your hemorrhoid problem, a good hemorrhoids diet and exercise program is still important to any attempt at a permanent cure.
Of course, the last part of any severe hemorrhoids treatment and prevention program is treatment or management of any underlying health problems that are contributing to the severe hemorrhoids in question. Crohn's disease, irritable bowel syndrome, diabetes, high blood pressure and even pregnancy can all cause severe hemorrhoids, as can stomach viruses that cause constipation or diarrhea. Of course, not all of these health conditions are curable. In the case of pregnancy, of course you probably don't even want to "cure" it, nor it is a health problem per se. However, you should work to manage these types of hemorrhoids as much as possible to minimize the chance of them turning into those nasty ones.
Severe hemorrhoids treatment usually isn't easy, nor is it done quickly. Any attempt to craft a severe hemorrhoids treatment plan without surgery should include about a six month timeline. Even with surgery, you should take both pre and post-operative time, pain, and downtime into account. After your current crop of hemorrhoids have successfully vanished, the prevention phase of your severe hemorrhoids treatment program will last for the rest of your life.
On the bright side, severe hemorrhoids treatment does work. With the right treatment plan you can banish those horrible symptoms for good. In addition, a good hemorrhoids diet and exercise plan will improve your overall health and give you years of high quality life and plenty of energy. With the right severe hemorrhoids treatment plan, your hemorrhoids will be gone and a stronger, healthier lifestyle is yours.
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Written by Loni Ice, Edited by Donald Urquhart