Common Causes of Hemorrhoids

How your gastroenterologist in Katy, TX, can help you get relief from hemorrhoids

Hemorrhoids can be embarrassing and painful. They can disrupt your life. Fortunately, your gastroenterologist can help you get relief from hemorrhoid discomfort. Dr. Hyon Kang at Gastroenterology Consultants Of West Houston in Katy, TX, provides a wide range of gastroenterology services, including the treatment of hemorrhoids.

Hemorrhoids are caused by pressure and constriction of the veins in the lining of the rectum and anus. People who sit for long periods of time, like truck drivers, are especially prone to suffering from hemorrhoids.

You can also develop hemorrhoids due to:

  • Pregnancy
  • Carrying excess weight
  • Straining during bowel movements

Hemorrhoids can be very uncomfortable and can take several days or weeks to resolve on their own. They can also result in bleeding through your clothing.

You may be able to use over-the-counter hemorrhoid medication cream on a small hemorrhoid, to cause the hemorrhoid to shrink.

Large, recurrent hemorrhoids or hemorrhoids which are resistant to over-the-counter treatments should be evaluated by your gastroenterologist, who may recommend a procedure known as hemorrhoid banding.

During a hemorrhoid banding procedure, a band is placed at the base of the hemorrhoid. The band cuts off blood supply to the hemorrhoid, causing it to shrink. Within a few days of banding, the hemorrhoid falls off.

Hemorrhoid banding can provide permanent relief from the discomfort and embarrassment of hemorrhoids. It’s a great treatment solution because it is:

  • Painless, and requires no sedation
  • Quick, with treatment completed in a few minutes
  • Easy, requiring no preparation for the procedure
  • Convenient, requiring no downtime

You don’t have to suffer the pain and embarrassment of hemorrhoids when relief is just a phone call away. To learn more about the causes and treatment of hemorrhoids, call Dr. Hyon Kang at Gastroenterology Consultants Of West Houston in Katy, TX. You can reach him in the office by calling (281) 895-2186, so call today.

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