Piles- It burns, itches, and needs attention!

Haemorrhoids or piles are surely not a titillating thing to talk about in public, but people often feel embarrassed and shy about it that can worsen with time. Piles are nothing to be ashamed of; they are fairly common experiences of almost everyone’s life that are caused due to various environmental and biological stresses. Piles can become a problem when they become itchy, burning, cause pain, or bleed during the bowel movement.

Researchers have found that almost 10 million people in India suffer from piles that mainly spread fast due to insomnia, stress, insomnia, constipation, highly bending inclination towards fast foods and a sedentary lifestyle.

According to Ayurveda, constipation is the known cause of piles and is commonly reported in people involved in jobs that require sitting for more than eight hours. Also, people who are obese and do not indulge in any kind of cardiovascular activities are likely to have piles at some point in their lives.

Piles explained in detail.

Piles are also known as haemorrhoids that are clusters of inflamed tissue in the internal or external region of your anus. Pills that develop inside the rectum are called internal haemorrhoids, and piles grown on the rectum’s opening are termed external haemorrhoids. Due to the rapid inclination towards a sedentary lifestyle and poor dietary habits, almost three out of four adults are likely to have haemorrhoids. Piles can be easily cured with various medications. Still, most adults ended up with anal and rectum surgery due to the embarrassment of being judged and a fear of being mocked by people around them.

What are the symptoms of piles?

Most of the time, the symptoms of piles are not dangerous and typically resolve on their own. Eating more fibre and an adequate amount of water intake can resolve this problem. A person suffering from piles may experience the following symptoms-

●    Feeling pain while passing stool
●    Having pain, itchiness, burning sensation around the anus
●    Bleeding during bowel movements
●    Feeling a hard lump near your anus
●    Inflammation
●    Feeling bright red spot on toilet surface or your toilet tissue paper

What are the causes of piles?

Piles mainly occur when veins around your rectum or anus get stretched under pressure and got swell under various environmental and biological facts that include-

●    Putting more strain during bowel movements
●    Being obese
●    If you had anal intercourse
●    having constipation or diarrhoea
●    Sitting for a long time on the toilet
●    Excessive consumption of processed or canned foods
●    When you eat low in fibre diet
●    Being pregnant

When to see a doctor?

If you’re constantly feeling the symptoms for more than two weeks, then first stop consuming spicy food items or ingredients for a week; if you still feel discomfort during defecation, then consult your doctor to take preventive measures for piles.


Diagnosis of piles is mainly carried out with physical examination. Your doctor will examine your anus to confirm whether it’s a fissure or piles. Your doctor may ask you some questions, which include the following-

●    Do you have a family history of piles?
●    What is the colour of stools
●    Have you gained weight?
●    What is your job?
●    Have you started having pain during defecation?

For internal piles, your doctor may use a proctoscope, a hollow tube with a light at the front that enablesenables the doctor to see the anal canal up close. They may also take a tissue sample from inside the anal canal and send it to the lab for further examination. Your doctor may also send you for a colonoscopy if your signs or symptoms resonate with digestive system diseases that might indicate colorectal cancer.

What are the complications?

Haemorrhoids are harmless and have rare physical complications. Out of ten people suffering from haemorrhoids, only one will have any physical complication, which includes-

Anaemia- A condition in which your body doesn’t have a sufficient amount of red blood cells.

Strangulated haemorrhoid- A condition when blood supply to internal piles is blocked which strangulates haemorrhoids and causes extreme pain.

Blood clot- A blood clot that occurs inside a haemorrhoid can cause extreme pain, which should be drained or laced.

Ayurvedic treatment for piles

If you’re in despair for a medication that doesn’t leave any kind of abnormalities on the body, then try Ayurvedic treatment. The Ayurvedic medicine for piles is based on a belief in curing health complications naturally with the use of several combinations of natural herbs that can effectively cure piles of its roots without undergoing any surgical procedures or needling that are itself risky.

Certain herbs in Ayurveda claim to have a cure for any type of health condition, including piles. The Ayurvedic treatment for piles is formulated from the extract of several potent herbs, leaves, and fruits composed with a unique ability to heal the affected area and ensure 360-degree-relief from the pain. The herbs primarily cure inflammation and swelling caused inside the rectum, which triggers Hemorrhoids. Also, you need to undergo treatment with a certified Ayurvedic practitioner for the best ayurvedic medicine for piles.

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Vipin Kumar Sharma

Hey there! I am Vipin Sharma. Welcome to my website where in I will be sharing information related to kidneys' well-being. Through my writings, I try to spread kidney health awareness. I'll be informing you of the symptoms, causes and complications of kidney diseases specifically along with the aspects of Ayurvedic kidney disease treatment with the reference of Karma Ayurveda hospital.

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