Treatment

Treatment

Piles (hemorrhoids) can be easily controlled by making a few changes in your diet and lifestyle. Both conventional and alternative practitioners consider diet the best tool for treating piles (hemorrhoids). If you have painful and bleeding piles (hemorrhoids) it is best to consult your doctor as you may require some medication also.

Objectives of treatment

  • Relief of symptoms
  • Prevention of recurrence (reappearance) of piles (hemorrhoids)
  • Prevention of complications
  • Educating the patient

When to consult the doctor
It is advisable to call your doctor if you have

  • persistent or heavy rectal bleeding (bleeding through the anal passage)
  • blood or pus in stool
  • rectal bleeding beginning for the first time at the age of 45 ( when there is an increase in the risk of rectal bleeding from colorectal cancer and other serious digestive diseases)
  • painful or itching piles (hemorrhoids) especially if it interferes with your job performance
  • a change in the normal bowel habit lasting more than two weeks.
  • abdominal pain
  • prolapsed piles (hemorrhoids)