Pain, bleeding or an annoying burning sensation in the anal area can be symptoms of hemorrhoids. Studies have shown that hemorrhoids are a disease of civilization, affecting both younger and especially older people. Hemorrhoid disease is commonly considered an embarrassing problem because it arises in an intimate part of the body.


So far, the most commonly used and known method of hemorrhoid treatment was pharmacological, not always advisable due to interactions with medications or allergies. In cases of more advanced disease, surgical intervention was sometimes undertaken. Surgical procedures, as invasive methods (and additionally being painful and expensive) were not recommended for all patients. Due to postoperative complications, invasive methods are used less and less.

Effective non-invasive methods - CRIORECTUM and CRIORECTUM protect

There are completely non-invasive and non-pharmacological treatments for hemorrhoids and anal mucosal damage. Cold therapy is an effective treatment available to all patients, including those with allergies, the elderly, pregnant women and nursing mothers. The cryotherapy method is also applicable to patients for whom surgical intervention could not be avoided. In their case, cryotherapy accelerates healing and recovery and prevents recurrence.

Criorectum is a proven and reliable reusable cryotherapy applicator that utilizes the healing effects of low temperature.

Criorectum protect is a dual-phase rectal suppository that combines low temperature with polymer technology to accelerate the healing process of both acute and chronic anal wounds.

What are hemorrhoids?

Although many people struggle with this painful and unpleasant disease, very often they do not know what hemorrhoids are and how they form. Hemorrhoids are vascular plexuses filled with blood. The plexus is located about 3-4 cm above the anus, in the anal canal. The term "hemorrhoids" comes from the Greek and means bleeding. Hemorrhoids contract and relax to help with bowel movements and are responsible for the tightness of the anus. Interestingly, hemorrhoids are a natural structure in our body.

Anorectal varices - in the sense of the disease - arise when the mucous membrane covering the hemorrhoids begins to stretch, blood backs up in the arteriovenous junctions, and the hemorrhoids start bleeding, enlarge and fall out of the anus at a further stage. It is known, however, that this disease is favored by stagnation of blood in the lesser pelvis (e.g. during pregnancy, with prolonged work in a sitting position - office workers, professional drivers), constipation or even the habit of "sitting" long in the toilet, often reading the usual newspaper.

Causes of hemorrhoids and increased risk factors

The causes of hemorrhoids are varied and not fully understood. It can be either genetic, improper diet, constipation or a sedentary lifestyle. These are just some of the factors that can cause hemorrhoidal disease. The following factors also increase the likelihood of hemorrhoids:

  • age – increased percentage of incidence among people over 50
  • sedentary lifestyle or work requiring prolonged standing
  • liver diseases
  • hypertension
  • frequent constipation
  • low-fiber diet
  • obesity
  • pregnancy and recent delivery
  • Grade 1. Penetration to the lumen. Small varicose veins develop that do not cause major problems. Bleeding occurs.
  • Grade 2. Prolapse without return to the canal wall. Larger nodules form causing pain and bleeding. They fall out during bowel movements and spontaneously return inside.
  • Grade 3. Hemorrhoids prolapse, but there is a possibility of reinsertion into the anal canal.
  • Grade 4. Tissue prolapse with no way to place it back in.


Typical symptoms of hemorrhoidal disease are: itching and burning in the anal area, slight bleeding accompanying defecation (bright red blood), exudate, mucus in the anus and a feeling of incomplete defecation. It is very common for several symptoms to occur simultaneously.