Hemorrhoids are or will be a fact of life for about 50 percent of the adult population. Of that percentage, a number will suffer from hemorrhoids that won’t go away on their own, despite the use of over-the-counter creams and lifestyle changes. While seeing a doctor for hemorrhoids may not appeal to you, a minimally invasive procedure could provide permanent relief.
Hemorrhoid banding, also called rubber band ligation, is the most commonly used procedure to treat hemorrhoids, proving successful in 70 – 90 percent of cases. During the procedure, the doctor places a band around the hemorrhoid to cut off its blood supply, causing the hemorrhoid to shrivel, die and eventually fall off. Those who opt for the procedure are usually less likely to need another treatment compared to those who have coagulation treatment.
Hemorrhoid banding is usually performed under local anesthetic and works best on small- or medium-sized hemorrhoids that are located inside the anus. If you have suffered in silence for too long, find a treatment center near you today.