Banding for Hemorrhoids – A Brief History
In ancient times bandages were used to stop bleeding from wounds. They were made out of various materials such as wool or linen. Today, bandaging is done with gauze, cotton or other substances. These materials are called bandages because they hold the wound closed. When the patient’s skin becomes infected, it needs to be sealed up again.
This is what bandaging does. However, when the patient suffers from hemorrhoids, these same materials do not work well enough. There is no way to seal them properly and they become inflamed and painful. Also, in these cases the bandages have to be changed more often. This is why there are special products on the market for treating piles. A product that is frequently used is banding.
Banding for Piles Today
Banding is a roller made of flexible plastic which contains a mixture of water and salt. This mixture is used to dehydrate the hemorrhoidal tissue and to destroy it over time. This product is recommended by doctors for treating piles. It helps to heal the hemorrhoids. The banding mixture causes the hemorrhoidal tissue to die and fall off by itself.
It is a relatively new method for healing hemorrhoids. Banding is done at home. It can be used for both external and internal hemorrhoids.
How does Banding Work?
The bandage has to be changed every second day. This liquid product destroys the hemorrhoidal tissue and can be used for both external and internal hemorrhoids. Banding is not painful. It is comfortable to wear and easy to change. It contains no chemicals and can be used for sensitive skin. The bandage has to be changed after eight hours and the procedure is repeated for about two weeks. If you are suffering from external hemorrhoids, the bandage has to be changed daily. If you are using it for internal hemorrhoids, it should be changed every second day. The procedure can take up to two months. You should talk to your doctor about how to use the product best for you.
Where Can You Get Banding?
Banding is available at some chemists in the United States. It can also be ordered online. However, you should always talk to your doctor before you start using this or any other treatment. There are several treatment options nowadays for piles and you need to choose the one that is best for you. If you don’t feel comfortable with a certain treatment, it is best not to use it. Piles are a common condition and most people can treat them at home. However, if you feel that you need professional help, it is best to seek it.
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