Piles

Piles/Haemorrhoids are swollen, inflamed veins around the anus or rectum which usually protrude into the anal canal as a result from straining to have a bowel movement.

Piles/Hemorrhoids are of two types

  • External
  • Internal

Symptoms:

  • Hard lump/mass felt around the anus
  • Pain while passing stool
  • Bright red blood after passing stool
  • Itching around the anus
  • The area around the anus may be red and sore
Piles

Internal piles:

  • Mass present 2 – 4cm above the opening of the anus
  • Internal piles are classified under four grades
  • Grade 1: Inflammation inside the lining of the anus. Not visible
  • Grade 2: Small mass inside the anus which may be pushed out while passing stool
  • Grade3: Prolapsed piles seen outside the anus. Hanging piles. They can be pushed back in if pushes inside with the finger
  • Grade4: Large protruding piles which cannot be pushed inside

External piles:

  • Lumps present on the outer edge of the anus. Painful piles

Causes:

  • Chronic constipation
  • Straining while passing stool
  • Lifting heavy weights
  • Pregnancy

Homoeopathic treatment

Conventional Treatment

Reduces pain Reduces pain
Reduces inflammation Reduces inflammation
Reduces swelling and protrusion
Treats not only the affected organs and its symptoms but also removes the cause Treats only the affected organ and its symptoms
Permanent cure Temporary relief
Specific remedy for each person selected on the basis of both physical and mental generals Common medicines prescribed to all persons
Natural/potentized medicines Synthetic/concentrated medicines
Nil side effects Chain of side effects

Treatment Prognosis:

  • Decrease in intensity and periodicity of pain soon after taking pills
  • Bowel movements become regular along with reduction in the size of piles on the course of treatment
  • Treatment helps in complete reduction in the size of piles with nil symptoms

Diet and Lifestyle Changes:

  • Warm baths
  • High fiber diet
  • Adequate fluid intake
  • Proper anal hygiene

Other Anal Disorders:

  • Fissures
  • Fistula