What you should know about hemorrhoids
- They are common. In fact, 75% of the population will suffer from them by the age of 45. Symptoms: The most common symptoms of hemorrhoids that drive patients for treatment are anal pain, itching and bleeding.
- OTC Relief. Many hemorrhoid sufferers start to address the problem by adding fiber and water to their diets. They then try over the counter ointments and creams which only mask symptoms to provide temporary relief. They do not address the root of the problem that is causing the pain, itching, bleeding, and overall discomfort.
- Laser hemorrhoid treatment. Many patients come to the office seeking relief through laser treatment and freezing. However, those options are outdated and no longer recommended. There are newer and better treatment methods that are quicker, painless and more effective.
- Why a Gastroenterologist? The specialty called gastroenterology involves the digestive tract and gastroenterologists are experts in colonoscopy and managing many GI problems. Dr. Kazi is one of the Valley’s premier gastroenterologists and is experienced in the use of the CRH O’Regan ligation system. Also use radio frequency ablation for hemorrhoid treatment.
What you should know about anal fissures
Anal fissures are small and often painful tears in the skin that lines the anus. Similar to hemorrhoids, they can occur while passing hard, dry or large stools, during prolonged straining of the bowel, during chronic diarrhea, or during childbirth. Anal intercourse may also cause anal fissures. Most can also be treated without surgery.