“Hemorrhoids” can be defined as masses or clumps (cushions) of tissue within the anal canal that carry blood vessels and their surrounding, supporting tissue made up of muscle and elastic fibers.
Although hemorrhoids occur in everyone, they become large and cause problems in only 40% of the general population. Hemorrhoids that cause problems are found equally in men and women, and their prevalence peaks between 45 & 65 years of age.
A person suffers from piles when the veins in the anal region become varicose. The prime cause of piles is constipation, the others being a sedentary life style, lack of exercise and some other morbid conditions of the liver, inadequate intake of fiber in the diets, prolonged sitting on the toilet, and chronic straining to have a bowel movement (constipation). Pregnancy is a definite cause of enlarged hemorrhoids. Tumors in the pelvis also unfold enlargement of hemorrhoids by pressing on veins draining upwards from the anal canal.
Piles or Hemorrhoids are of two types:
1) Dry Piles
2) Bleeding Piles
Dry Piles in which there is inflammation of the external piles with a continuous pain throughout the day, becoming unbearable at the time of voiding the bowels; and Bleeding Piles, in which the internal piles, there may be excessive bleeding, leading to anemia and consequent emaciation. If piles neglected, they may lead to prolapse of the rectum, in which the rectum protrudes out of its casing; impotence; proctitis or inflammation of the rectum; and hemorrhage. Excessive bleeding from piles may, in some cases lead to death due to loss of blood.
Symptoms involve pain, bleeding, anal itching, prolapse of the rectum, and gangrene.
For convenience in describing the Severity of Internal Hemorrhoids, the Grading system is used:
- First-degree Hemorrhoids: Hemorrhoids that spurt but do not Prolapse.
- Second-degree Hemorrhoids: Hemorrhoids that Prolapse and retreat on their own.
- Third-degree Hemorrhoids: With Prolapse but must be forced back in by a finger.
- Fourth-degree Hemorrhoids: Hemorrhoids Prolapse and cannot be forced back in.
In general, the symptoms of external hemorrhoids are complex than the symptoms of internal hemorrhoids. External hemorrhoids can be felt as bulges at the anus, but they usually cause a few of the signs that are typical of internal hemorrhoids. External hemorrhoids can create problems, however, when blood clots inside them.
The physician can diagnose hemorrhoids by the history of symptoms and based on a careful examination of the anus and anal canal using sigmoidoscopy, colonoscopy, or anoscope. If necessary, scrapings of the anus to diagnose infections and biopsies of the perianal skin to diagnose skin diseases are done.
In Ayurveda, Piles or Hemorrhoids compared to “ARSHAS” described in Asta Maha Gadas meaning Eight Dreadful Diseases. S usrutha has advocated Surgery (Ksharasutra Technique), Raktha Mokshanam (Blood Letting by using Leeches, etc.), but Charaka, The Physician has adviced Drug Therapy, Panchakarma Therapies like Virechana (Purgation), Vasthi Karma (Enema Procedures) Raktha okshanam (Blood Letting), Diet Modifications and Life Style Changes, Sitz Baths, etc. Ayurveda treatment for piles has recommended the use of many herbal medicines to increase the digestive powers, to relieve constipation, and to relieve the flatulence, which exacerbates the pain of piles. Ayurvedic treatment for Hemorrhoids in Hyderabad has firmly gained the success rate.
The patient is advised to take a bland diet and foods that are easily digestible. He should be advised not to use a hard seat or ride horses during Piles Treatment. He should not indulge in too much of sex, nor suppress the urge to void the stools.
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