Piles are also known as hemorrhoids, which are swollen and inflamed veins in the anus and rectum. They are usually as a result of straining while passing stool or increased amount of pressure on these veins due to pregnancy or from any other cause. The hemorrhoids may be internal or external. The internal hemorrhoids are not felt externally by touch. These are usually painless and their presence is felt by evidence of small amount of blood in toilet paper or in the toilet bowl. The internal hemorrhoids are some times pushed out with straining at stool. As compared to internal hemorrhoids the external hemorrhoids are painful and more irritation. Sometimes when they are inflamed its appearance is bright red and they are more painful. The common causes of hemorrhoids are:
- Positive family history for hemorrhoids
- Chronic constipation
- Sitting or standing for a long time,
- Habit of straining at stool
- Pregnancy and childbirth
- Inactive life style
Following care can help in preventing hemorrhoids:
- High-fiber foods
- Drinking plenty of liquids
- Avoid long periods of standing or sitting
- Avoid straining at stool
- Attend toilet whenever there is urge
Following care helps in getting relief in flair ups of hemorrhoids.
- Keep the anal area clean.
- Soak regularly in a warm bath
- Apply cold things like ice for pain
- Use a sitz bath with warm water
- Avoid using dry toilet paper
This care will help in giving relief in the symptoms, but they are not enough to cure hemorrhoid. See your doctor if you don't get relief in a few days, or sooner if you have severe pain or bleeding.
Role of Homeopathy in Piles:
Homeopathy is useful in cases of piles in many ways. Basically the piles occur as a result of pressure on the rectal veins. This pressure could be as a result of hard stool, and constipation which forces us to strain at stool. Homeopathy acts on the body far deeper to solve the cause of complains and not the effect. Once you start with homeopathic treatment of piles the improvement is expected in your indigestion and constipation. You are not required to strain at stool. This helps in reducing pressure on veins. This is how it shows improvement in piles. Besides homeopathic remedies acts in giving spontaneous relief in acute flair ups of piles with severe pain and bleeding.