What are Piles or Hemorrhoids? How can you completely heal from Piles with Ayurvedic medicines?
What exactly does Piles or Hemorrhoids mean?
Inflammation of the blood vessels in the walls of the anus and rectum is known as piles or hemorrhoids. These blood vessels act as shock absorbers for defecation throughout the body. This causes hemorrhoids, which are one of the leading causes of rectal bleeding.
So basically, Piles or haemorrhoids swollen inside and around the lining of your buttocks or anal lining. They usually get better on their own after a few days. It is commonly seen in the age group of 45-65 years. Nearly three out of four adults will have hemorrhoids from time to time.
What causes Piles or Hemorrhoids?
Hemorrhoids have a number of causes, but often the cause is unknown. They may reduce within 1-2 weeks, but if persistent symptoms like rectal bleeding occur, a physician must be consulted immediately.
Some other causes are listed below:
- Watery or hard bowel movements (stools)
- Diet low in fibre
- Diseases of the liver that cause increased blood pressure in the vessels that supply the anus and rectum.
- Family history
- Prolonged Diarrhoea
- Physical straining to lift heavy objects
- Rectal cancers
- Excessive weight gain
- The increased pressure on the blood vessels during pregnancy
- A persistent cough, sneezing and vomiting (prolonged)
- Prolonged Squatting while defecating
- Anal Intercourse
What are the symptoms of Piles?
In most cases, the symptoms of piles are not serious and resolve on their own.
An individual with piles may experience the following symptoms:
- painful lumps in and around the anus
- itching and discomfort around the anus
- discomfort during and after passing stools
- bloody stools
Piles can escalate into a more severe condition. These include:
- excessive anal bleeding, possibly leading to anaemia
- faecal incontinence
- anal fistula
- strangulated hemorrhoid, in which anal muscles cut off blood supply to the hemorrhoid
However, many people with piles may not experience any symptoms.
What are the Risk Factors of developing Piles?
The risk factors for developing piles are
- Prolonged constipation
- Sitting for a long duration
- Vigorous straining
- Chronic diarrhoea
- Colon Cancer
- Alcoholic Liver Diseases (causing portal hypertension and ascites)
- Lifting of heavy objects
- Poor posture (lack of erect posture)
- Family history of piles
- Elevated anal resting pressure
- Loss of the tone of rectus muscle (muscle in rectum)
- Episiotomy (It is a surgical incision done during delivery by an obstetrician for the baby to pass without any complications through the birth canal)
- Anal Intercourse
- Inflammatory bowel diseases like Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn’s diseases.
- Surgeries related to the anal canal and rectum.
Piles or Hemorrhoids as per Ayurveda.
The ultimate goal in Ayurveda is to balance each dosha. This is done through a combination of diet, lifestyle modifications, and herbal remedies.
In Ayurvedic belief, your dominant dosha determines the type of hemorrhoids you may be experiencing:
- Pitta Dosha: People who are Pitta might tend to experience inflamed, bleeding hemorrhoids that are soft and red. Other symptoms include fever, diarrhoea, and a feeling of thirst.
- Vata Dosha: People who are Vata may experience a high level of pain, constipation, and black hemorrhoids with a rough, hard texture.
- Kapha Dosha: People who are Kapha may have poor digestion and hemorrhoids that are slippery, light or white in colour, soft, and large in size.
Ayurvedic Treatment of Piles:
Shri Chyawan Ayurveda have carefully formulated a Piles Care Kit for natural treatment of Hemorrhoids/ Piles. All our products are prepared using best quality herbs and strictly follow the principals of Ayurveda. All our products are 100% Pure, Natural and Safe to be used and do not cause any side-effects.
The Piles Care Kit consists of:
- Arsh Hari Vati
- Livoges Syrup
- Amrita Churn
- Amrit Dhar
- Anar Dana Goli