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Aloe May Lessen Pain Following Hemorrhoid Surgery

Numerous studies have shown aloe vera to be effective at helping to heal wounds, ease the pain of burns and aid digestion. A new study has found that aloe vera may also be effective at reducing pain and speeding healing following hemorrhoid surgery.

The study was conducted by researchers at the Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences in Iran. Their findings were published in the June 2010 issue of the Journal of Alternative and Contemporary Medicine.

The researchers conducted a double blind, placebo-controlled study that compared the effects of an aloe vera cream to a placebo cream on posthemorroidectomy pain.

49 postoperative patients participated in the study. 24 were randomly selected to receive the aloe vera cream and 25 received the placebo.

The participants applied the cream to the surgical site 3 times per day for 4 weeks following the surgery. Pain was assessed at 12, 24 and 48 hours after surgery, and then again at the end of weeks 2 and 4. Wound healing was evaluated at the end of weeks 2 and 4.

Patients who used the aloe vera cream had significantly less postoperative pain at hours 12, 24 and 48 and at 2 weeks. They also experienced less pain during defecation 24 and 48 hours post surgery.

Additionally, wound healing 2 weeks after surgery was significantly greater in the aloe vera cream group compared to the placebo group, and the aloe users used fewer pain relievers post surgery.

Aloe vera has been linked to a number of health benefits, including but not limited to improved oral health, helping with kidney stones, managing diabetes, reducing the risk of cancer and helping with dry skin.

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