What are Piles?

Piles- an extremely discomforting and painful digestive disorder. It is also known as haemorrhoids primarily caused by distention and congestion of the internal and external venous plexuses around the anal canal.
In Ayurveda, it is recognized as “Arsha Roga” caused by an imbalance of Tridosha. In such conditions, the veins of the lower anus and rectum get swollen and there are lumps or inflamed tissues around the anal canal. It is interlinked with constipation and straining at defecation (while passing stool).
Bright red bleeding after defecation or prolapse of something through the rectum which disappears after defecation are certain common complications that patients with piles experience. Aging is a major risk factor for the development of piles because of weakened tissues supporting the rectum and anus.

Worry not!
With Ayurveda, it can be cured

Unlike other treatments, Ayurvedic treatment for piles does not work solely on symptom management. In fact, it digs up to the root causes of the disease and treats them naturally. It is absolutely safe and effective measure that provides strength to the digestive system and enhances the overall harmony of the human body.

Types of Piles

1st degree Piles

Hemorrhoids that bleed but do not prolapse. These are small and do not protrude outside the anus.

2nd degree Piles

Hemorrhoids that prolapse and retract on their own and come out of the anus and rectum back itself.

3rd degree Piles

Hemorrhoids that prolapse and is pushed back into the anus by finger.

4th degree Piles

Hemorrhoids that prolapse and cannot be pushed back in the anus.

Causes of Piles (Hemorrhoids)

There are several factors that could be responsible for the occurrence of piles. A brief of these factors is as follows:

  • Untreated Constipation: Irregular bowel movements or chronic constipation is the root cause of piles.
  • Low-fiber diet: Hemorrhoids can arise if your diet is not satisfactory or lacks adequate amounts of fiber and other nutritional elements.
  • Pregnancy: There is pressure on the enlarged uterus on the rectum and anus that cease strain while bowel movements.
  • Sitting or standing for extended periods: Such a sedentary lifestyle reduces the efficient functioning of the digestive system. As a result, diseases like piles can easily develop.
  • Straining while Passing Stool: Straining while excreting can also contribute to several digestive issues including piles.

What are the Symptoms of Piles (Hemorrhoids)?

Below are some common symptoms that patients with piles generally experience:

  • Severe pain: A hard, sometimes painful lump is felt around the anus region. Sometimes an extreme burning sensation is also experienced.
  • Itching: The areas around the anus after defecation becomes red, itchy, and sore.
  • Incomplete Evacuation: The patients do not feel fresh as they still feel that their bowel is full or heavy even after excreting.
  • Discharge of blood: In chronic and serious cases of piles, blood can also be seen after a bowel movement.
  • Painful excreting: The patient experience unbearable pain while passing the stool.
  • Experiencing any of these signs? Do not delay and consult with our Ayurvedic experts who will provide you with the most effective Ayurvedic treatment for piles.

Piles (Haemorrhoids) Ayurvedic Treatment

For centuries, Ayurveda has been benefiting our ancestors as well as the coming generations with its healing powers. Ayurveda follows the philosophy of yielding root-based and permanent relief, rather than suppressing the symptoms. Piles Ayurvedic Treatment involves the following ideologies and practices;

  • Ayurveda grabs its healing power from mother earth in the form of herbs. Several home remedies are available that can be used as internal piles treatment. Being nature-derived and herbal, they yield only desired and effective results.
  • Panchkarma is another healing branch of Ayurveda. It involves several rejuvenating therapies that aid in combatting vitiated body-governing doshas inside the body. These therapies used for Piles Ayurvedic treatment are;
  • Vamana
  • Nasya
  • Virechana
  • Niruha
  • Anuvasana vasti
  • These karma’s (therapies) eliminate the accumulated toxins throughout the body and restores digestive health.
  • External Piles treatment also includes the administration of herbal oils through the anus.
  • Ayurveda suggests taking a high-fiber diet for promoting bowel movements and overall digestive health
  • It is advised to consult a specialist or Ayurveda expert before opting for these home remedies for piles, who will provide you with piles Ayurvedic treatment and precautions as per your body's prakriti and immune capacity.

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Can prolong sitting and standing cause piles?

Yes, prolonged sitting on a hard mattress or chair or standing continuously for long hours can cause piles.

Is surgery the only solution for piles?

Although piles can usually be treated using lifestyle changes, creams, ointments or non-surgical techniques, around one in ten individuals will require surgery.

What food can reduce piles?

Eating foods that are high in fiber can make stools softer and easier to pass and can help treat and prevent hemorrhoids. Drinking water and other liquids, such as fruit juices and clear soups, can help the fiber in your diet work better.

Is it safe to take Triphala daily to treat piles?

Yes, it is a good supplement that helps to manage blood glucose levels, intestinal infection, and constipation, it can be taken daily. It will not harm the body.

Do piles burst?

Yes, it can burst when it gets filled with blood inside it and further it bursts out and blood comes out during passing stool.

What happens if piles remain untreated?

Untreated piles may cause bleeding. This bleeding may lead to anemia if these hemorrhoids remain for a long inactive stage and can also cause several health complications.

What is the main cause of piles?

Hemorrhoids can develop from increased pressure in the lower rectum due to: Straining during bowel movements. Sitting for long periods of time on the toilet. Having chronic diarrhea or constipation.

Is coffee, tea bad for piles?

Yes, tea and coffee are not good in piles as it makes stool dry, hence more pain and straining during defecation.

At what age can piles occur?

Piles can occur at any age but mostly in age between 45-65. This problem is most common in women who are pregnant.

How long do piles last?

Piles improve within 1 week to 12 days without surgery by Ayurvedic treatment. Whether it is internal hemorrhoid treatment it can be treated without surgery too. It may take 2-3weeks for a lump to completely go off.

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