Hong Kong Haemorrhoid Centre layout1
Hong Kong Haemorrhoid Centre layout2 Hotline :
2117 0926
Hong Kong Haemorrhoid Centre layout3
Hong Kong Haemorrhoid Centre layout4 Hong Kong Haemorrhoid Centre_about us Hong Kong Haemorrhoid Centre_what is hemorrhoids Hong Kong Haemorrhoid Centre_treatments Hong Kong Haemorrhoid Centre_prevention Hong Kong Haemorrhoid Centre_our clinics Hong Kong Haemorrhoid Centre_reference info Hong Kong Haemorrhoid Centre layout5 Hong Kong Haemorrhoid Centre layout6
Hong Kong Haemorrhoid Centre layout7
Hong Kong Haemorrhoid Centre_contact us
Hong Kong Haemorrhoid Centre_dot1 Prevention of Haemorrhoids
Hong Kong Haemorrhoid Centre layout8
Hong Kong Haemorrhoid Centre layout12
Hong Kong Haemorrhoid Centre topic1 Prevention of Haemorrhoids

There is no guaranteed way of preventing piles, but a high fibre diet is a good place to start. This will reduce the risk of constipation and the straining to pass a stool that can cause haemorrhoids. General recommendations are:

Eat plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables (at least five portions every day)
Cut down on fat (especially animal fat), sugary food, refined and processed food * Eat plenty of pulses (eg peas, beans, lentils) * Eat plenty of wholegrain foods (use the wholemeal varieties of bread, pasta and breakfast cereals) * Drink alcohol in moderation

A high-fibre diet is also best if you already have haemorrhoids. This helps to prevent constipation and avoid the straining to pass a stool that can make haemorrhoids worse.。

For most people with haemorrhoids, the condition is mild and can be treated with over the counter (OTC) medicines that tackle the symptoms, usually in the form of ointments or suppositories. Haemorrhoids caused by pregnancy may go away after the baby has been born.

Various preparations and brands are commonly used. They do not 'cure' haemorrhoids. However, they may ease symptoms such as discomfort and itch. A bland soothing cream, ointment, or suppository may ease discomfort. They can be used as often as you like. Several brands are available without a prescription.

One that contains an anaesthetic may ease pain better. You should only use these for short periods at a time (5-7 days). If you use it for longer, the anaesthetic may irritate or sensitise the skin around the anus. One that contains a steroid may be prescribed by a doctor if there is a lot of inflammation around the haemorrhoids. Steroids reduce inflammation and may help to reduce any swelling around a haemorrhoid. This may help to ease itch and pain. You should not normally use these for longer than one week at a time.

Very painful prolapsed haemorrhoids are uncommon. The pain may be eased by an ice pack (or bag of frozen peas) pressed on for 15-30 minutes. Strong painkillers may be needed.

Haemorrhoids of pregnancy usually settle after the birth of the child. Treatment is similar to the above.

Health Information Links: Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic CentreHong Kong Colonoscopy CentreHK Colonoscopy Centre HK Specialists Centre (Gastroenterology & Hepatology)
Hong Kong Haemorrhoid Centre layout16
Hong Kong Haemorrhoid Centre layout17
Hong Kong Haemorrhoid Centre layout18
Hong Kong Haemorrhoid Centre layout19