New Clinical Trials for Hemorrhoids
Hemorrhoids may not be a life threatening condition and do not last forever, but they can be extremely painful and embarrassing. Are large number of adults will experience hemorrhoids before the age of 50. Unfortunately, not much is known about what actually causes Hemorrhoids.
Through hemorrhoid clinical trials, researchers can gain a better understanding of what causes hemorrhoids and devise new more efficient ways to treat or prevent them. If you have struggled with hemorrhoids in the past or are currently dealing with a hemorrhoid and are interested in participating in a hemorrhoid clinical trial, please review our list of current trials.
What are Hemorrhoids?
Hemorrhoids, also called piles, occur when veins in the lower rectum or the anus become swollen and painful. There are two different types of hemorrhoids that can arise and both can be extremely unpleasant. The two forms of hemorrhoids are:
- Internal Hemorrhoids
- External Hemorrhoids
External hemorrhoids are more common than internal hemorrhoids and form outside the anus, while internal hemorrhoids form inside the rectum or anus. Although hemorrhoids are treatable they will cause temporary pain and itching, and can make sitting down very difficult.
Hemorrhoids may cause extreme discomfort, but the good news is there are several treatment options out there. To help combat the pain, there are a number of over-the-counter medicated hemorrhoid ointments and creams available which can be applied externally.
You can also opt for a medical procedure such as a rubber band ligation or a chemical injection into the blood vessel to reduce the swelling. Be sure to discuss these options with your healthcare provider before going through with them.
However, your best bet is to take steps to prevent a hemorrhoid from occurring. If you are prone to getting hemorrhoids and are trying to help prevent them, you should switch to a high fiber diet. Dietary fiber helps the body digest food more easily and allows stool to be passed with less effort.