Treat Piles with Homeopathy
What is Piles?
Piles also called as hemorrhoids are swollen parts of the anus that occurs due to various reasons. The anus is par to the large intestine which is about 4 cm long. There is a small network of veins within the lining of the anal canal. These veins sometimes become bigger and enlarged with more blood than usual. The engorged veins and the superimposing tissue may then form into one or more small growth called piles.
What are the different types of piles?
Internal piles are those that develop above a point and inside the back passage (anus) in the upper part of the anal canal. Inner piles are usually unproblematic because the superior anal canal has no pain nerve fibers. External piles are those that form underneath that point, in the inferior part of the anal canal. External piles may be painful because the lower part of the anal canal has lots of pain nerve fibers. Some people develop internal and external piles at the same time.
Internal piles can be categorized into grades 1 to 4 rendering to their seriousness and size:
Grade 1 are tiny swellings on the interior lining of the anal canal. They cannot be seen or felt externally from the anus. Grade 1 piles are common and in some people they expand further to grade 2 or more.
Grade 2 are larger. They may be partially pressed out from the anus when you go to the toilet, but speedily coil back again internally
Grade 3 dangles out from the anus when you go to the toilet. You may sense one or more as minor, soft swellings that suspend from the anus. However, you can thrust them back inside the anus with a finger.
Grade 4 perpetually hang down from inside the anus, and you cannot push them back inside. They sometimes become quite big.
Causes of piles:
The blood vessels around the anus and in the rectum will expand under force and may swell. Inflamed veins (hemorrhoids) can develop when pressure increases in the lower rectum. This may be due to:
- Chronic diarrhea
- Straining when passing a stool
- Chronic diarrhea
- Lifting heavy weights
- The tendency to develop hemorrhoids may also be inherited. The risk of developing piles grows with age.
Tips and remedies for Piles:
Ice pack/cold compress:
Ice is the most effective treatment for inflammation and swelling. Placing an ice pack in the affected region can give the temporary relief
Eat more fiber-rich foods:
Diet plays a very significant role in preventing the incidence of piles as well as reducing hemorrhoid pain. A diet rich in complex carbohydrates and fiber is highly suggested for getting relief from piles. Fiber helps to relieve constipation and evade strain, which both are major risk factors for increasing hemorrhoids. Oatmeal, barley, whole-grain cereals, beans, leafy vegetables like spinach and citrus fruits like oranges are a few fiber-rich sources that can be included.
Consider fiber supplements:
If your diet does not provide you with enough fiber, it is essential to take fiber supplements for bringing about greater relief in constipation eventually reducing Piles.
Eat flavonoid-rich foods:
Flavonoid-rich foods like blackberries, blueberries, cherries and citrus fruits increase the strength in the vein structures, thereby improving circulation around the anus. A meta-analysis has shown that flavonoids help to reduce persistent symptoms of piles by about 58 per cent with a fair reduction in the risk of bleeding, persistent pain, itching and recurrence.
Apply petroleum jelly:
People suffering from hemorrhoids/piles often spend time straining during their bowel movement. A lubricating agent like petroleum jelly can help you to avoid straining if you use it just before passing a bowel movement.
Increase water intake:
Apart from fiber that helps in moving the digested food smoothly through the intestine, water helps to determine the consistency of your stools. When you drink less water, your intestinal walls absorb water from your stools to make them hard. And, hard stools cause constipation and straining which leads to piles. Hence, you should drink a lot of water so as to maintain stool consistency and preventing constipation and dehydration.
Avoid regular use of laxative medications:
Laxative medications are generally used for treating constipation. They are drugs that either stimulate bowel movements and/or soften the stool. However, using them regularly can badly affect your bowel movement pattern and further worsen constipation. Instead include foods like bananas (especially boiled ones), figs, prunes, dried fruits which act as natural laxatives.
Extra care while pregnancy:
Pregnant women should be extra care while using any natural remedy for treating piles. Consult your doctor before taking any laxative medication or cream. Eat healthy, avoid spicy foods and do mild exercise regularly. Do not sit or stand for a long period of time.
Homeopathy for piles:
This is one of the so-called surgical diseases where homeopathy can successfully reduce the use of scissors and scalpels to give relief and many patients worldwide are enjoying the benefits of homeopathy and can avoid the operation theater lifelong. Where in many patients, the progress of the disease is stopped by proper homoeopathic treatment, and they live rest of their lives with piles but little or no suffering, many other patients are fortunate enough to get complete recovery. The possibility of success depends mostly on the stage of the disease and it is the most important part to realize. Like all other systems and homeopathy has its limitations and the best result should not be expected once the pathology is much advanced.