Everything you need to know
At Stratum Dermatology Clinic, we specialise in looking after skin conditions on all areas of the body, including some areas that people can often get rather embarrassed about. If you are in the uncomfortable position of always needing to scratch your bottom, you may be one of the nearly 5 million people who suffer with haemorrhoids in the UK each year.
Haemorrhoids are swollen veins in the bottom which occur when the blood vessels stretch so thin that the veins bulge and get irritated, especially when under pressure. It is not known what causes haemorrhoids, but common factors which lead to their development include constipation, straining on the toilet, pregnancy and labour, being overweight and genetic factors. Although haemorrhoids can affect anyone at any point in their lives, as you get older the risk of having piles does increase.
If you think you might be suffering with haemorrhoids, the eXroid team are on hand at Stratum Dermatology Clinic to help correctly diagnose you and get you treated if suitable.
HOW DOES ELECTROTHERAPY HAEMORRHOID TREATMENT WORK?
Over 90% of patients who have the eXroid electrotherapy haemorrhoid treatment report a return to their normal activities on the same day.
eXroid takes a personal approach to your haemorrhoid treatment and the expert advisors can help you get the best advice and help you need, so you can be free from piles sooner than you thought.
The eXroid® treatment is suitable for all 4 grades of haemorrhoids, so even if your GP can’t refer you for NHS treatment, you can be treated by eXroid without the need to wait until things get worse.
It is the lowest risk and most effective treatment for haemorrhoids in the UK. There is minimal or no discomfort during and after the procedure and there is no need for anaesthetic, cutting, heat or stitching, meaning no time off work. Appointments (including diagnosis & treatment) can take less than an hour, so you can fit your appointment conveniently around your life.
The eXroid procedure uses electrotherapy, which has been clinically researched for over 150 years.
It is non-surgical and is carried out in a clinic by a GMC registered consultant. There is no cutting, stitching or heat applied. The low electrical current stimulates a chemical reaction, which seals off the feeding blood vessels, resulting in the haemorrhoid being starved of its blood supply and it shrinks accordingly, with associated symptom reduction.
The effect continues to work to close the vessels for up to 4 weeks. The aftercare team will be in touch at this point to hear your progress, review your doctor notes and talk to you about the need for any further treatment.
THE BENEFITS OF ELECTROTHERAPY HAEMORRHOID TREATMENT
The majority of patients who have this non-invasive haemorrhoid treatment say it is a straight forward treatment which has minimal to no discomfort. Over 90% of patients said they were able to go back to their daily activities on the same day as treatment.
This treatment is unique as it:
- Treats all four grades of internal haemorrhoid disease
- Requires no hospital stay, no bowel prep and no anaesthesia so you can walk in and out with no downtime required
- Is very quick
- Is painless
- Is very effective
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
ARE PILES VERY DIFFICULT TO TREAT?
Piles can be treated very easily and effectively through lots of different treatment methods. Popular treatments include:
- Dietary change
- Over-the-counter prescription creams, ointments and suppositories
CAN HAEMORRHOIDS GO AWAY ON THEIR OWN?
DO PILES CAUSE COLON CANCER?
DOES EATING SPICY FOOD GIVE YOU PILES?
CAN WORKING OUT CAUSE PILES?
CAN SITTING ON A COLD OR WET SURFACE LEAD TO PILES?
CAN ANYONE GET PILES?
IS THE PROCEDURE PAINFUL?
The eXroid® electrotherapy treatment is one of the gentlest and least invasive treatment options available. Everyone has different degrees of sensitivity but for most is is not painful with minimal or no discomfort experienced.
HOW LONG DOES TREATMENT TAKE?
DO I NEED MY DOCTOR TO REFER ME FOR TREATMENT?
HOW MUCH DOES THE PROCEDURE COST?
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WHY HAVE ELECTROTHERAPY HAEMORRHOID TREATMENT AT STRATUM DERMATOLOGY CLINICS?
We understand that some skin conditions, particularly in embarrassing areas can be difficult to talk about and to seek treatment for. We are able to assess and advise on all the conditions which may affect this embarrassing bit of anatomy in a very discreet and professional manner.
We work with leading experts in the field of dermatology and proctology to ensure you have the best experience and treatment. The eXroid® treatment is carried out by GMC registered consultants and has two NICE approvals. Stratum clinics are regulated by the Care Quality Commission, are part of the British Association of Dermatologists and are top rated by patients on Doctify. Both Stratum Dermatology Clinics and the consultants who work here are recognised by the main healthcare insurance providers.
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