Q What is the treatment of Piles?
In the initial stages, a lot of treatment options are
available such as high fibre diet,
Banding[place small rubber bands around the hemorrhoids to cut off the blood
supply], Sclerothrapy [inject the hemorrhoids with a drug that drastically
shrinks them], Cryotherapy[the hemorrhoid is essentially frozen off], Infra-red
coagulation or laser[the hemorrhoid is burned off, cauterizing the ends] etc. These modalities provide good relief
in initial stages but do not help much
in the later stages of the
disease. In advanced stage, only Surgery provides long lasting relief.
Stapler method of treatment has revolutionized the surgical treatment of piles.