Hemorrhoids (Piles) - Overview

What is Hemorrhoids?

When veins (blood vessels) in the anal region enlarge and form a mass, the condition is called as Hemorrhoids (piles). This mass (piles) may protrude outside the anus, may bleed, itch or even become tender.


There are two types of Hemorrhoids:

> Internal: Internal Hemorrhoids originate in the upper part of the anal canal and usually you can't see or feel these hemorrhoids. They generally don’t cause any discomfort either; however, the patient continues to experience symptoms like bleeding with stools. Sometimes, the internal piles may prolapse (fall out of place) due to excessive straining and start protruding outside the anus resulting in pain and irritation.

> External: External hemorrhoids originate in the lower part of the anal canal and are covered by anal skin. When irritated, external hemorrhoids can itch or bleed. Sometimes blood may pool in an external hemorrhoid and form a clot (thrombus), resulting in severe pain, swelling and inflammation.

Causes of Hemorrhoids.

There are a number of factors which together contribute to the development of piles (hemorrhoids). The common causes have been described here:

> Chronic or frequent constipation leading to repeated straining during a bowel movement.

>: Poor eating habits (diet low in fiber, irregular meals) can worsen constipation thereby aggravating Hemorrhoids

>: Sedentary lifestyle, occupations demanding frequent long distance driving.

>: Obesity can worsen Hemorrhoids.

>: Increased pressure on veins in the pelvic area during pregnancy can also lead to Hemorrhoids. In addition, straining to push the baby out during labor can make piles worse.


Homeopathic Treatment

Healing safely, gently and surely!

Homeopathy medicines can effectively help in management of Hemorrhoids (piles ) and the symptoms associated with it such as pain, bleeding, itching, etc. Homeopathic medication targets the cause and thus treats the disease from the roots thereby reducing the chances of relapse of the condition. We have treated a large number of cases of Hemorrhoids with good results and have given significant relief to patients in most cases.

Conventional treatment for Hemorrhoids largely includes surgery or other procedures such as infrared coagulation, sclerotherapy, etc. However, the condition has a tendency to recur back after such treatments since they do not target the root cause. Homeopathic medicines, on the other hand, work at the root level and treat the underlying cause such as chronic constipation, laxity of veins, etc. If there is an underlying genetic tendency to develop piles, even that can be taken care of with properly planned constitutional treatment along with dietary and lifestyle modification.

Different cases have different scope of improvement with homeopathy treatment. Grade 1 and 2 of piles (hemorrhoids) can be effectively treated with Homeopathy. In cases of grade 3 and 4, medication can only help in providing symptomatic relief and cure may not be possible. However, the time duration of the treatment as well as results may vary from case to case.