If you need quick relief from the symptoms of piles, haemorrhoid creams, ointments or suppositories can help ease the symptoms for a while. And sometimes a high fibre diet, drinking plenty of fluids or use of laxatives can help to relieve or decrease the size of your piles. But if that doesn’t work and you are looking for lasting relief, you’ll need to find another form of treatment. Here is some information to help you decide which one is best for you.
Piles treatments fall into two categories: Surgical and non-surgical.
Surgical (usually requires a general or regional anaesthetic)
Transanal haemorrhoidal dearterialisation (THD) or haemorrhoidal artery ligation (HALO)
Non-surgical (usually does not require any anaesthetic)
Bipolar Electrocoagulation using Diathermy
Here are some of the features of the eXroid treatment:
No preparation (e.g. no enema)
No hospital stay
Non-invasive—no cutting or needles
Outpatient—walk in, walk out—procedure
Each treatment takes 10-30 minutes
Nearly all patients resume normal activities the same day
50% of patients cleared with one treatment, 80% with two
Approved for reimbursement by all major insurance companies
If you compare these features with other treatments, you may decide that eXroid is for you.
Please note that no treatment for haemorrhoids is 100% safe or 100% effective for all patients, and eXroid is no exception— there are some risks with even the safest and most effective treatment.
The eXroid electrotherapy treatment was approved in June 2015 by the UK’s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). NICE is a governmental body which provides national guidance and advice to improve health and social care.