What exactly does Piles or Haemorrhoids mean?
Inflammation of the blood vessels in the walls of the anus and rectum is known as piles or haemorrhoids. These blood vessels act as shock absorbers for defecation throughout the body. This causes haemorrhoids, 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 haemorrhoids from time to time.
What causes Piles or Haemorrhoids?
Haemorrhoids 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
- 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 haemorrhoid, in which anal muscles cut off blood supply to the haemorrhoid
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 Haemorrhoids 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 haemorrhoids you may be experiencing:
- Pitta Dosha: People who are Pitta might tend to experience inflamed, bleeding haemorrhoids 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 haemorrhoids with a rough, hard texture.
- Kapha Dosha: People who are Kapha may have poor digestion and haemorrhoids 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 Haemorrhoids/ 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:
- Pile Hari Vati: This helps to heal inflammations and soothe pain and discomfort. It also has laxative properties that induce peristaltic movements, thus making the process of evacuating of bowels pain-free.
Ingredients: It consists of- Ambahaladar, Kalijiri, Rasot, Kali mirch, Har, Methatis, Kaharvapisti, Motipisti, Amla, Methi, Variyali, Bolbaddhras, Kaharvapisti.
How to use: One tablet everyday in the morning and evening, post breakfast and snacks respectively.
- Kabj Hari Churn: This helps in a lot of stomach related issues like gas, constipation and abdominal pain.
Ingredients: It consists of Harde, Sonth, Mulethi, Baheda, Hing, Variyali, Amaltas, Black Salt, Blackpiper, Amla.
How to use: Mix 1-2gm of this churn with half cup of water, consume everyday before going to bed.
- Nikunj Amrit Dhar: It helps to soothe the burning or itching sensation near the anal or the rectum area.
Ingredients: It consists of Sat Ajwain, Sat Pudina, Kapoor, essential oils and clove oil.
How to use: Take 4-5 drops on a cotton ball and apply on the affected area twice a day.
4. Liver Care Syrup: Shri Chyawan Ayurveda's Liver Care Syrup is formulated to cleanse your liver and support digestion process. It also helps to strengthen the overall functioning of the liver.
Ingredients: It consists of Chitrakmul, Amla, Harde, Baheda, Bel Patra, Dhana, Aloe vera, Ajwain, Punarnava, Giloy Satva, Neem Chal, Tulsi.
How to use: Consume 1-2 teaspoonful of Liver Care Plus Syrup, thrice a day or as suggested by your physician.