A collection of swollen veins in your anus and lower rectum which look similar to varicose veins is called hemorrhoids or piles. Hemorrhoids can either develop inside the rectum, known as internal hemorrhoids, or under the skin and around the anus known as external hemorrhoids.Nearly three out of four adults will suffer from hemorrhoids at least once in their lifetime. Hemorrhoids have several causes, but often the cause remains unknown.
Causes of piles
As you age, your risk of getting piles increases. That happens because the tissues that support the veins in your rectum and anus can debilitate and stretch. Pregnancy also increases the risk of getting piles because the baby’s weight puts extreme pressure on the anal region.
The veins around your anus tend to elongate under pressure and may inflate or swell. Piles can develop from increased pressure in the lower rectum due to several reasons like:
- 1. Straining during bowel movements
- 2. Sitting for long periods on the toilet
- 3. Having chronic diarrhea
- 4. Constipation
- 5. Obesity
- 6. Pregnancy
- 7. Eating a low-fiber diet
- 8. Regular heavy lifting
Symptoms of Piles
Sometimes there are no symptoms, and the patient may not even realize that they have any piles. On the other hand, some patients may suffer from varied symptoms depending on the size, position, and severity of their hemorrhoids.
- 1. A visible bright red blood spot after your bowel movement.
- 2. An itchy anus.
- 3. Feeling constipated.
- 4. Slimy mucus after your bowel movement or on toilet paper after wiping your bottom.
- 5. Lumps around your anus.
- 6. Pain around your anus or discomfort.
Diagnosis of Piles
If you feel all of the fore-mentioned symptoms, you should fix an appointment with a general physician. The physician would then insert a gloved finger into the anus to feel the rectum and try to feel the presence of any lumps. They might also use a proctoscope to view the insides of the rectum.
A blood test is usually required to check if one is suffering from anemia. It is a condition where red blood cells are lower than average. Whether the state of the affected area is severe or not is judged after this blood report.
Before everything else, you need to make sure if you have hemorrhoids in the first place. Due to the nature of the condition, piles are often confused with other conditions like anal fistula and anal fissures. It is imperative to get an expert medical opinion.
Most commonly, piles happen due to a fiber deficiency and insufficient intake of water or fluids. Often people can get piles of treatment without operation.
How to cure piles without operation?
Rubber band ligation
It is another way to remove piles without operation. The rubber band ligation procedure is done by using a small tube along with a camera called ‘anoscope’. This is slid into the anus of the patient. Once the hemorrhoid is found, it is seized and a rubber band is tied at the bottom. Typically the tied piles fall off in a week. In case if the band is strung too tight, numbing injection in the affected area may be given to the patient.
Kshara Karma treatment
A caustic and alkaline substance made from the ashes of medicinal plants, is known as ‘Kshara’. It is milder than surgery and thermal cautery. Kshara Karma is versatile because it can treat even difficult places with ordinary methods. Kshara Karma can be used as a substitute for surgical instruments. It is safe and effective because it can be safely performed on patients who are afraid to undergo surgery.
Kshar Sutra therapy
Kshar Sutra therapy, a minimally invasive and tried-and-true Ayurvedic treatment for Anorectal problems, hemorrhoids, fistula in-ano, and other sinus conditions.
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