WHAT ARE PILES OR HAEMORRHOIDS?
Piles (Haemorrhoids) are soft pads or cushions in the anal canal with blood vessels, supporting structures, muscle and elastic fibers. When these blood vessels become enlarged this leads to swelling in the anal region called piles. It is associated with painful stools and may be accompanied by bleeding.
It can occur at any age but it is more common in middle and old age.
It occur during pregnancy (postpartum hemorrhoids) also.
PILES - AN AYURVEDIC VIEW
Piles in Ayurveda known as Arsha. Defecation process occurs through Apana Vata according to Ayurveda. Weakening of Apana Vata leads to accumulation of waste products which causes Piles. Piles results due to reduced and improper digestion (mandagni) resulting in the accumulation of less digested food (Aam) and this disturbs doshas affecting ano-rectal area.
TYPES OF PILES
Internal Piles are more common. Located inside the anal canal and areusually painless and bleeding is the diagnostic factor. Sometimes internal piles may enlarge and protrude outside the anal sphincter.
It is divided into Grades:
Grade 1: They are just inside the anus and occasionally causes discomfort. Bleeding is the form of drops.
Grade 2: Pea sized swelling appear after passing the stools causing discomfort and retained after strain of defecation is stopped. Bleeding in the form of drops or splash.
Grade 3: Swollen blood vessels get more enlarged and hanging outside anus permanently. Piles mass have to be pushed inside with fingers. Soreness occurs. Occasional bleeding in the form of drops or splash.
External Pilesare less common. Occur outside the edge of the anal canal, covered by skin and can be felt easily. It is painful in nature. Blood clots sometimes in the external piles and cause extreme painful condition.
CAUSES FOR PILES
- Persistent Constipation.
- Sitting for long time.
- Increased Straining during defecating.
- Lack of fibers in the diet.
- Eating spicy food.
- Lack of Exercise in you daily routine
- Hypertension and Stress.
- Obesity can increase rectal vein pressure
- Smoking can further worsen the condition.
- Untreated conditions like diarrhea, colitisetc.
SYMPTOMS OF PILES
- Bleeding from anus
- Burning sensation, feeling of Itching
- Swelling and pain in the anal region
- Redness and Swelling in the anal region
- Feeling of fullness in the anus
- Mucus Discharge while passing out the stools
- Anemia may occur due to bleeding
COMPLICATIONS OF PILES
Complications occur in case treatment is delayed.
- Anal Fistula
- Continuous pain
- Scar formation
AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR PILES (ARSHA)
Ayurvedic Medicine system has many benefits and very little side effects. Patients with Piles have found Ayurvedic treatment highly effective. Ayurvedic medicine saves you from surgery.
Ayurvedic herbs used in treatment of the piles Guggul, Amalaki, Haritaki, Vibhitaki, and Turmeric.
AYURVEDIC HERBAL FORMULATIONS AVAILABLE IN PLANET AYURVEDA FOR TREATMENT OF PILES:
Planet Ayurveda being a manufacturing company of herbs provides herbal treatment for various diseases. It provides treatment for the piles also. It provides various herbal formulations to reduce inflammation of Hemorrhoids, pain and bleeding due to this condition.
1. PILE OFF CAPSULES
Ingredients:- Haridra, Trikatu,Nagkesar,chhoti harar and sajjikshar
Used for both Bleeding and non-Bleeding Piles. It reduces inflammation and tends to shrink extra mass.
Dose:- 2 cap twice daily with water after meal
2. TAB. KANCHNAAR GUGGUL
Ingredients:- kachnaar bark (Bauhinia variegata), Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Bibhitaki (Terminalia bellerica), Ginger (Zingerber officanlis), Black Pepper (Piper nigrum), Pippali (Piper longum), Varun (Cratarna religiosa. It shrinks the extra growth in piles and reduces pain.
Dose:- 2 tablets twice daily with water after having meal
3. SANJIVANI VATI
Ingredients:- Vidanga (Embelia ribes), Ginger root (Zinger officanle), Pippali (
Piper longum), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Vacha (Acroros Calnus), Gudduchi herb (Tinospora Cordifolia), Suddha Bhalataka (Semacarpus anacardium), Suddha Vatsnabh (Ascnitum ferox). It has anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties.
Dose:- 2 Tablets daily with water after meal
4. VARA CHURNA
Ingredients:- Amlaki, Haritaki and Babhitaki, known as Triphala. It is effective against bowel toxins. Keeps the intestine healthy. Gives good results when taken with luke warm water. Vara Churan is much effective for the treatment of Piles.
Dose:- 1 tsp. twice daily with plain water after meal
OTHER TREATMENT FOR PILES
- Increase physical activities. Exercise daily.
- Increase fiber rich food including raw vegetables and fruits papaya, mango seeds, sesame seeds, bitter gourd, turnip, rice, wheat, radish, ginger and onion etc. in your diet.
- Increase water and fluid intake including juices.
- Avoid coffee, alcohol.
- Avoid to lift heavy loads.
- Avoid food which are not digested easily and spicy food.
- Always maintain hygiene of anal area.
- Avoid regular use of laxatives, as it can lead to habit and loses the natural ability to defecate.
- Have enough sleep.