Piles, also known as hemorrhoids, can be referred as a common health condition experienced by many people around the world. Hemorrhoids are swollen and enlarged blood vessels that develop more commonly in the lower part of the anus and the rectum. More commonly, this condition affects people between age group 45 to 65 years. However, in rare cases, children and young adults may also suffer the health condition. Even though health experts have not determined the exact cause of piles, it is believed that they occur due to increased pressure in the lower rectum.
Usually, piles do not show any serious symptoms. Some of the general symptoms of piles, that might ask you to visit a doctor for examination include:
- You feel the bowel to be full even after passing a stool.
- A hard, usually painful, lump is felt around the anus. This lump may contain coagulated blood. Piles that contain blood are called thrombosed external hemorrhoids.
- Bright red blood can be seen just after passing the stool.
- You may experience redness, itching, and soreness around the anus.
- You may experience pain during passing of stool.
Types of piles
Usually, piles (also known as hemorrhoids) are of two types. These types are classified as internal and external piles.
This is the most common form of piles. Internal hemorrhoids are dilated veins under the mucous membrane. It occurs 2-4 cm above the opening of the anus, within the anal sphincter. They exist above a line called the dentate line in the anus.
Usually, these hemorrhoids are painless as there are just a few pain-sensing nerves in the rectum. Internal piles can be recognized only in event of bleeding.
This type of piles usually occurs on the outer edge of the anus. These hemorrhoids are quite painful. These are dilated veins that form swellings at the outer edge of the external sphincter and known as perianal hematoma or external piles. External hemorrhoids are less common than internal hemorrhoids.
Causes of Piles
Usually, piles are caused due to increased pressure in the lower rectum. The blood vessels surrounding the anus and inside the rectum tend to stretch under pressure and might also swell and bulge to form piles. Possible reasons for this include:
- Genetic predisposition
- Poor muscle tone in the rectum
- Sedentary Lifestyle
- Chronic cough
- Overuse of laxatives or enemas
- Lifting heavy weights quite often
Homeopathic treatment and remedies for piles
If you are diagnosed with piles type that doesn’t require surgical treatment, homeopathy is the best thing to turn to. Homeopathy medicines don’t pose any serious side effects on the body. Commonly prescribed medicines for piles treatment through homeopathy include:
Short for Aloe Socotrina, this is a wonderful homeopathy medicine to treat piles when hemorrhoids turn into bluish bunch of grapes in the anal area.
- Muriatic Acid
This is an amazing homeopathic medicine to treat protruding piles that are intensely painful and sore. The hemorrhoids look bluish and are highly swollen. Moreover, the pain worsens while passing stool.
Sulphur works wonders on burning sensation of the anus. If you experience itching or early morning stool disturbs your waking routine, try this medicine for two weeks.
This homeopathy medicine for piles helps to treat piles with the symptoms of a burning sensation during any type of movement. If there is prolonged bleeding in hemorrhoids with an appearance of bluish color, this is the best medicine to retort to.
- Aesculus Hippocastanum
This is a highly effective medicine for piles with a backache. If you experience sharp or severe pain in lower back or knotty, hard and dry stools with pain, , then this medicine can prove highly beneficial.
Graphites Naturalis is a popular homeopathy medicine used for treatment of painful piles that worsen by sitting. Swelling and cutting pains along with cracks at the anus occur. The stool is knotty, hard, and scanty.
This homeopathy medicine is amazing for venous congestion in case of bleeding piles. Soreness at the anus, weakness due to bleeding, anal-itching, and hard stool are some of the symptoms that indicate need for this medicine.
- Nux Vomica
This homeopathic remedy provides relief from constipation. This treatment is very effective for the blind piles, like hard stool, pain, and sticking. It provides complete relief in just few weeks.
Although there were no permanent treatments available for piles in earlier decades, science today has made great advances and come up with permanent and easy treatments for this health condition. Remember, surgery is not the only or necessary treatment to get rid of hemorrhoids.