Haemorrhoids, also known as piles, are small lumps or swellings caused by varicose veins that develop on the rectum and the anus. Affecting both men and women of any age (although more likely in people over 50), they can occur due to factors such as prolonged straining (while on the toilet), a sedentary lifestyle and constipation. It is usually recommended that simple lifestyle changes through diet and exercise be implemented when diagnosed with the condition.
Although haemorrhoids are not harmful and in most cases in time heal on their own, they can cause a variety of uncomfortable and painful symptoms such as anal bleeding, itching, irritation and soreness. Haemorrhoid medications are therefore often prescribed to reduce the discomfort caused from piles and alleviate uncomfortable symptoms.
euroClinix offers a wide variety of prescription haemorrhoids treatments to allow you to find the most effective pain relief haemorrhoid treatment for you. All you are required to do is complete an online consultation with one of our registered doctors to ensure that your selected haemorrhoids treatment is suitable for you. Once you place an order with us, your treatment will be sent to you using our free and discreet overnight delivery service.
Xyloproct is an ointment is a treatment that provides effective relief for haemorrhoids (piles). Using the two active ingredients lidocaine and hydrocortisone, this medication alleviates unpleasant symptoms such as irritation, swelling and inflammation. Xyloproct also comes with an applicator to treat internal piles.
Uniroid-HC ointment is a haemorrhoids treatment that treats external ands internal piles. Using the active ingredients cinchocaine and hydrochloride, this medication alleviates symptoms such as inflammation and irritation. Uniroid-HC suppositories are also available to treat internal haemorrhoids.
Anugesic-HC is a haemorrhoids treatment used for external and internal piles. This treatment contains a number of ingredients which work together to alleviate the discomfort caused by haemorrhoids. Anugesic-HC is also available as suppositories to treat internal piles.
What are haemorrhoids?
Haemorrhoids or piles are small blood filled lumps that are caused by the increased pressure placed on the varicose veins. Developing on the rectum or the anus, they can be experienced by both men and women of any age, though your chances of developing the condition increase as you get older. Although haemorrhoids initially develop inside the anus (known as internal haemorrhoids), they can occasionally protrude and become external haemorrhoids.
What causes haemorrhoids?
As haemorrhoids are caused by an increase of pressure on the veins in the rectum and anus, factors such as straining when using the toilet, and constipation are thought to be key contributors to the formation of piles. Likewise, if you are obese, it is thought that your chance of developing haemorrhoids is significantly increased. You are also more susceptible to haemorrhoids if you are pregnant or over 50 years of age. Changes in your lifestyle, such as including exercise in your daily routine to avoid a sedentary lifestyle and increasing your consumption of fibre to avoid constipation, are usually recommended.
What are the symptoms of haemorrhoids?
Not everybody with haemorrhoids will experience symptoms. However, the most common symptoms include bleeding after every bowel movement, mucus discharge after bowel movements, itchiness, swelling and inflammation and soreness around the anus or rectum. You may also experience the constant feeling that your bowels are full and need to be emptied. A pile may also prolapse (move outside of the anus).
Can haemorrhoids be treated?
Although haemorrhoids are usually harmless and in time should disappear on their own, symptoms can often be painful and cause great discomfort. Haemorrhoid treatment provides effective short-term relief of these symptoms and helps to alleviate any irritation caused by the piles.
What haemorrhoid treatments are available?
Haemorrhoids are available in a number of treatments in the form of creams, lotions, ointments or sprays, all which are effective methods for treating external haemorrhoids. Some of these medications also come with a detachable nozzle, which can be attached to the medicine to treat internal piles. Likewise, some treatments are also available as suppositories, providing an additional treatment method for internal piles.
For haemorrhoids that are more severe, further treatments options may need to be considered, such as banding, injections, infrared coagulation and surgery. However, a doctor will prescribe or recommend the most suitable option for you.
Can I order haemorrhoid treatment online?
Yes, euroClinix offers a discreet consultation service to help patients find the most suitable and effective haemorrhoids treatment. During the process you will be asked to answer key medical questions to determine your suitability for the treatments we offer. If you are approved, your medication will be discreetly shipped to your door.