What are haemorrhoids?
Haemorrhoids (piles) are enlarged and swollen blood vessels in or around the lower rectum and the anus. It’s very common – about 8 million people in the UK suffer with piles (haemorrhoids).
What is eXroid® electrotherapy?
eXroid® electrotherapy involves using a gentle electric current to shrink the haemorrhoid(s). It’s an alternative to banding for patients with grade I or II haemorrhoids, and as an alternative to surgery for patients with grade III or IV haemorrhoids. (NICE)
A gentle current is connected to the base of the haemorrhoid for as long as 10 minutes and there is no requirement for anaesthesia. Many patients feel instant relief after treatment.
The treatment is carried out by a specialist nurse in the comfort of your own home. There is little need for downtime after treatment with most patients able to return to daily activities on the same day.
eXroid® electrotherapy is a relatively new treatment in the UK and has demonstrated to be an effective option when compared to other treatments. Because of it’s effectiveness and low complication rate, NICE has positively reviewed eXroid® electrotherapy for the treatment of haemorrhoids. (MIB201 & IPG525)