IT IS TIME TO TALK ABOUT HEMORRHOIDS

– By Dr. Allison Karolak – Ultroid –

We all try to be honest with our doctors because we know that they cannot help unless they are aware of our symptoms. Sometimes we hope that they are mind-readers and will ask us if we are suffering from a particular debility, so that we do not have to initiate the conversation. Such is the case with hemorrhoids. How many people suffer with the symptoms of bleeding, itching, or burning of hemorrhoids? It is estimated that between 60% and 80% of people will experience the symptoms of hemorrhoids at some point in their lives. In fact, half of the people over the age of 50 are suffering from hemorrhoids and only a small percentage of them seek treatment. Why? Well, for several reasons. Probably the most common reason is a sense of embarrassment. We just don’t talk about hemorrhoids, or problems “back there.” Maybe it is because we are afraid of the treatment that the doctor is going to offer, and many of us have heard of the pain associated with the treatment. Is it going to be a messy cream or ointment or even worse—surgery? One physician reports, “I suffered for two years because I did not want any painful treatments. Then I heard about the painless Ultroid procedure and had it done. The next day, my symptoms were resolved! I could not believe that I, as a physician, did not know that this alternative existed.”

The time has come to speak up. There is no reason to feel embarrassed because hemorrhoidal disease (HD) is a medical condition just like any other. Also, now there is relief from hemorrhoids! We are not alone, and virtually everyone gets HD at some or multiple points in their lives. Doctors are now performing the Ultroid procedure in many places around the world, with 95% effectiveness and no pain or complications in over 40,000 procedures. The treatment takes about 6-10 minutes depending on the severity. It is performed in a doctor’s office, does not require anesthesia, preparation or any change in patients’ daily activities before or after the procedure. It can even be performed during the patient’s lunch break and they may return to work immediately with immediate relief. Through its unique technology, Ultroid creates a natural reaction inside the body which shrinks the hemorrhoidal tissue and the symptoms resolve. Most patients require just one or sometimes two treatments to resolve their problems associated with HD and relieve their symptoms for good. Ultroid is the only FDA-cleared device in the world for the treatment of all grades or sizes of hemorrhoids and is covered by most insurance companies, including Medicare. The procedure is safe with very low risk of complications because there is no cutting, no burning and no wound.

Doctors are encouraging their patients to talk about hemorrhoids because now there is a pain-free, safe and effective alternative to hemorrhoid surgery, rubber band ligation and messy over-the-counter preparations. Lifestyle modifications are included as a preventive measure. Patients should be sure to drink plenty of water and choose foods high in fiber as part of a healthy diet.

Dr. Alvaro Bada, M.D., P.A. in Pt. Charlotte is currently performing the Ultroid procedure. If you would like to make an appointment with Dr. Bada he is located at 18308 Murdock Circle, Suite 101, Port Charlotte, FL 33948.

He can be reached at (941) 255-0069. If you want more information call Dr. Bada.

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