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- Keep hydrated
- Keep a check on your weight
- Avoid straining
- Exercise regularly
- Sitz baths
- Tear in anal sphincter
- Slow healing
- Postoperative care
- Anaesthesia complications
Diabetes is a disease that cannot only make you immune to many possibilities but can also cause serious complications. Diabetes can be difficult for anyone to manage. It might seem as if you are doomed when faced with this disease, but all hope isn’t lost. There are several ways to help in reducing the side effects and medication needed. Another important element of these remedies include physical activity, such as yoga and walking.
Most people don’t know that there are treatments for piles. Since most of them have no idea what these treatments are, they suffer in silence.
People with diabetes are known to have an increased risk of getting piles, which is why it is important for them to undergo treatment at the earliest. Also, as a diabetic, you need to take extra care and hygiene when treating your piles so that an infection does not become chronic or even life-threatening.
Diabetics and Piles come with their own set of medication and some of the medication for piles can affect the blood sugar levels causing concerns. It is advisable to consult your doctor and understand the changes need to be made in your medication.
Talking about safe, here are a few home remedies for piles which have been found to be safe for people with diabetics as well:
A high fibre diet helps promote healthy elimination, which is essential for preventing piles from forming. Foods rich in fibre include fruits and vegetables, whole grains like brown rice and quinoa, beans and legumes, nuts, seeds, and certain types of dairy products like cheese and yogurt.
2. Keep hydrated
Drinking plenty of water each day is also a good way to stay hydrated while helping prevent constipation, which often leads to piles.
3. Keep a check on your weight
Being overweight or obese can contribute to the development of piles. Shedding some pounds can help bring down your weight and prevent further complications due to obesity like heart disease and diabetes, which can worsen your pile condition.
4. Avoid straining
Try not to strain or force yourself when passing stools, as this may worsen the problem of piles or cause an internal hemorrhoid to burst. If you need to strain use some tissue paper first so that no blood gets on your underwear.
5. Exercise regularly
Aerobic exercises such as walking, jogging and cycling helps increase circulation in the body and reduces constipation. It also helps burn excess fat and make you feel lighter on your feet.
6. Sitz baths
One of the most effective home remedies for piles. A sitz bath is a warm water bath that you can take in your own home. It is very effective in treating and preventing hemorrhoids. The warm water will help relieve pain and swelling, and it will also help reduce the frequency of hemorrhoids.
If the piles are of Grade III or Grade IV and chronic, you may have to go in for surgery after the necessary tests. If so have a detailed discussion with your doctor and get clarifications for all your doubts and concerns:
- What do I need to do before surgery?
- How will diabetes be managed during surgery?
- What should I eat before surgery?
- When can I take my insulin dose?
- What if I get an episode of high blood sugar on the day of the surgery morning?
- Should I take oral medicines or stop them before surgery?
- How long does it take to recover from piles surgery?
- What precautions should I take after surgery?
- Will my quality of life improve after surgery?
- What are the possible complications?
- Will I need to take time off work following the operation?
Piles surgery is one of the most common procedures performed on the rectum and anus. The risks associated with piles surgery for a diabetic patient are similar to those for anyone undergoing the procedure. Be sure to discuss any specific concerns you have with your doctor.
1. Tear in anal sphincter
The anal sphincter is a group of muscle fibres that surround the anus and loosen during bowel movements. An injury to this area can result in a tear, which creates a channel through which stool can leak out. This type of injury may require additional treatment for healing.
Infection is an uncommon complication after piles surgery, but it is more likely if there is excessive bleeding during or after the procedure. Serious infections can lead to abscesses, fistulas, or other complications that may require additional surgeries.
Bleeding after piles surgery can be serious enough to require further medical treatment such as blood transfusions if not stopped promptly.
4. Slow healing
The wound healing process of piles surgery may be slow in diabetics and they are more likely to have problems with wound healing, due to poor blood supply. In addition, they are also at risk of developing infections or poor scarring if their diabetes is not controlled well.
5. Postoperative care
The postoperative care of piles surgery in diabetics is different from non-diabetics as well, e.g., regular blood sugar monitoring is essential for diabetics after operation as compared to non-diabetics where postoperative blood sugar control can be less frequent.
6. Anaesthesia complications
Although rare, complications from anaesthesia during piles surgery can be serious and life-threatening. Your doctor will discuss the risks associated with your particular anaesthesia before you undergo the procedure.
There is no doubt; you can have piles surgery if you are a diabetic patient. The only thing is that you have to consult your doctor before undergoing the surgery. It is because piles surgery might affect your blood sugar levels, hence your doctor might suggest taking medicines for controlling the blood glucose level before and after the surgery. Having said that, we think it is not at all relevant for a diabetic patient to postpone piles surgery till he/she overcomes his/her diabetes.
Are you or someone in your family/friends circle is a diabetic and looking for the best treatment for piles in Hyderabad? Look no further than Vitality’s Laser Piles Clinics based in 6 different locations, where our doctors, specialised in piles treatment will diagnose and advise the best course of treatment depending on the type and severity of piles to help the patient relieve their discomfort and find a long lasting solution. To book your appointment call 910 850 3674 now!