Hemorrhoids

F care systems offers two devices for the treatment of hemorrhoids, namely:
What is a hemorrhoid?
Hemorrhoids are vascular structures in the anus. When they become swollen, people who suffer from this medical condition can experience a lot of discomfort or pain. Although the causes for this condition can be quite diverse, the inconveniences to affected people will always be similar.

Most of the sufferers feel embarrassed and therefore do not dare to go and see a doctor. However, in many cases hemorrhoids can easily be treated. For hemorrhoids of degree 1 and 2, medication can help. When not treated properly, the condition tends to worsen and could develop into degree 3 and 4, which could eventually make surgery inevitable.

Causes
Hemorrhoids can be caused in the following cases:
  • Constipation.
  • Heredity.
  • Obesity.
  • Increasing age.
  • Pregnancy.
  • Chronic diarrhea.
  • Inadequate fiber intake.
Symptoms
  • Itching.
  • Rectal bleeding.
  • Pain in rectal area.
  • Swellings or painful growths around the anus.
Diagnosis
The doctor needs to exclude other diseases that can have similar symptoms as hemorrhoids. Bleeding can also be caused by other diseases such as anal cancer.

Treatment
There are different degrees of hemorrhoids, ranging from 1 to 4. Hemorrhoids in a lower degree (1 and 2) can often be treated at home. With a higher degree (3 and 4) surgery is often needed to remove them. But unfortunately the operation is very painful resulting in a lot of discomfort for the patient and a period of inactivity.

Our EVRF® treatment offers an excellent alternative. This new and improved method is very effective in hemorrhoids of any degree. Treatments happen in a number of sessions (15 to 20) under local anesthesia. A patient hardly suffers from pain or discomfort after treatment. Thus, the post-operative care is minimum and a rapid return to daily activities after each session as possible.

In general, a distinction is made between internal and external hemorrhoids. In addition, there are varying degrees hemorrhoids based on the severity of hemorrhoids. These include:
  • Internal hemorrhoids are inside the anus. Although small in the beginning, they become painful when they get bigger. It is often possible to treat these at home with medication and alternative treatments such as drinking a lot of fluids, eating sufficient fiber and rest.
  • External hemorrhoids are outside (and inside) the anus. They are painful. Surgery is often needed to remove them.

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How to avoid hemorrhoids?
  • High fluid intake.
  • Eating high fiber foods.
  • Getting sufficient exercise.
  • Losing weight when overweight.
  • Avoid of diarrhea and constipation
Possible therapies
Outpatient treatments
  • Coagulation – use of laser, infrared of heat.
  • Rubber band ligation – stopping the blood supply to the hemorrhoids with a rubber band.
  • Injection (sclerotherapy) – injecting a chemical solution that makes hemorrhoids shrink.
Surgical treatments
  • Hemorrhoid removal (hemorrhoidectomy) – removing excessive tissue that causes bleeding.
  • Hemorrhoid stapling (stapled hemorrhoidectomy) – blocking blood flow to hemorrhoidal tissue.