Hemorrhoids Fatal Consequences

Hemorrhoids: Fatal Consequences
Hemorrhoids are definitely very uncomfortable.
However, fatal? That is something else.
A new study presented at the American Geriatrics Society 2021 Annual
Scientific Meeting reveals just how life-threatening hemorrhoids are.
Especially, if you do not take action right now to manage them
Researchers at the University of California in San Francisco collected
data from Medicare claims and the Minimum Data Set for Nursing
Home Residents. The latter is a collection of medical records for all
residents of Medicare- and Medicaid-certified nursing homes.
They found the records of 916 nursing home residents and matched
each of them with three elderly people outside nursing homes who
were similar to them on age, race, sex, and existing health conditions.
All of these people were over age 65 and had undergone surgery to
remove hemorrhoids between 2014 and 2016.
According to the results, the nursing home residents were more likely
than community-dwelling seniors to suffer from complications in the
first 30 days: 53percentage versus 33%.
Even worse, while 16% of the community-dwelling seniors died within
the first year of surgery—which is bad enough—a shocking 25% of the
nursing home residents died within the first year of surgery.
Another finding obtained from a subset of nursing home residents was
that 32% of them experienced a worsening of their fecal continence
levels after the surgery.
These are appalling statistics. Hemorrhoid removal, also called
hemorrhoidectomy, is not a complicated surgery, and was not
considered life threatening until now.
This is why it is so important to deal with your hemorrhoids now,
before they are so big that surgery is the only remaining option.
Fortunately, it is quite easy to get rid of hemorrhoids of all sizes using
the simple lifestyle changes explained here (and it is not just fiber)…