- Are You Scared of Going to Toilet?
- Are You Not Able To Sit Comfortably?
- Are You Embarrassed with External growth of muscular structure & Lumps at anal region?
- Are You Getting Tremendous Pain & Burning Sensation in Rectum?
- Are You Feeling Needle pricking Sensation while Defecation / Latrine passing?
- Are You a "Silent Viewer" Of Daily Bleeding In Stools?
- Are You getting discharge during routine latrine passing?
- Do You Feel Some Lumps & Swelling inside the Rectum?
- Are you getting chronic constipation, chronic diarrhea, lifting heavy weights, pregnancy or straining when passing a stool?
- Are you getting hard lump which may be felt around the anus?
- After going to the toilet, a feeling that the bowels are still full.
- Are You getting Bright red blood in latrine after a bowel movement with Itchiness around the anus?
- Are You Mucus discharge when emptying the bowels with Pain while defecating and the area around the anus may be red and sore?
An individual experience with above following symptoms suffers from piles.
- Piles are round swellings (dilated blood vessels) on the anal canal – the short, muscular tube that connects your rectum (back passage) with your anus. They develop in areas known as the anal cushions. The blood vessels may become swollen, most often as a result of straining when you have a bowel movement.
- You can get piles at any age, but they are most common in people over 65. Up to three in four people get piles at some time in their life. If you're overweight you're more likely to get piles. Piles aren't cancerous and you can't catch them from someone else.
Piles develop in 4 Degree / stage
a) First degree piles are swellings on the inside lining of your anal canal. They may bleed but can't be seen from outside your anus.
b) Second degree piles are larger than first degree piles. They stick out of your anus when you have a bowel movement, but go back inside on their own afterwards.
c) Third degree piles hang down from your anus and only go back inside when you push them in.
d) Fourth degree piles permanently hang down from your anus and you can't push them back in. They may become very swollen and painful if the blood inside them clots.
- In Ayurveda, hemorrhoids are called as Arsha, which literally means 'pain from pricking like needles'. This is indeed how the pain from the hemorrhoids is felt.
- It is caused due to vitiation of any of the three doshas. It is classified as a digestive disorder accumulation of waste materials in the rectal area can give rise to piles. The chances of piles are increased by other factors such as sitting on hard seats, chronic constipation and pregnancy.
Since hemorrhoids caused due to any of the three doshas
- Vata type of Hemorrhoids - These piles is hard and darker in color; almost black. The pain is acute. Constipation is present.
- Pitta type of Hemorrhoids - These piles are soft and reddish in color. Bleeding is present. Other symptoms are excessive thirst, fever and diarrhea.
- Kapha type of Hemorrhoids - These piles are slimy to the touch. They are large and soft and whitish in color. The person has digestive problems.
Ayurvedic Treatment for Hemorrhoids
Ayurvedic treatment for hemorrhoids has a twofold intention:-
- To reduce the constipation that is associated with the hemorrhoids
- To relieve the pains of the piles and reduce them.
Panchkarma Therapies are physical therapies such as various massages, enemas, and other procedures described below which correspond to the bodies own natural cleansing functions. Normally, the body can cleanse itself without assistance
It mainly include:-
- Kait Snana
- Message and Medicated steam
- Hot and cold Fomentation
- Mud Therapy
Other Meditation Therapy Offer as:-
- Life Style Modification
Diet and Lifestyle:
- Avoid the intake of heavy, dry, cool, and stale foods.
- Avoid refined foods like jams, pastries, packaged, and canned foods.
- Avoid tea, coffee, aerated drinks, and alcoholic beverages.
- Avoid pickles, potatoes, and root vegetables except radish and carrot.
- Avoid excessive fasting, overeating, eating during indigestion, and eating incompatible food.
- Increase the intake of whole-wheat flour, whole grains, brown rice, barley, legumes (lentils, beans, peas, chickpeas, soybeans, etc.), buttermilk, rock salt, Indian gooseberries (amla; amalaki), green leafy vegetables, and foods that are rich in fiber.
- Eat more fruits including oranges, figs, strawberries, kiwis, bananas, pears, papayas, apples, grapes, and mangoes.
- Increase daily liquid consumption in the form of water, soup, juice, milk, buttermilk, etc. Have freshly-prepared warm food with a little purified butter added.
- Engage in light exercise like walking, yoga, and swimming. Avoid sleeping during the daytime and waking up late in the night.