Piles or hemorrhoids are called as ARSHASU meaning that which effects the body or an enemy that bothers our body . Ayurveda has defined this as vata pitta kapha and sannipataja raktaja abhighataja or sahaja that which occurs due to birth or injuries or hereditary factors
in modern science they are called due to the varicose veins (where the veins get folded or blocked and engorged ) inflamed condition of rhe veins around the anal canal hence the patient complains of small skin tags coming out at the end of anal tract
the primary cause of piles is constipation or diarrhea where the walls of the anal canal undergo pressure and produce the venal varicose.some morbid conditions of liver also said to produce pressure on veins
sinple way of defining piles is of two types 1) external 2) internal and dry and bleeding are two types. those piles with bleeding type are more trouble some than dry type .piles are more common in females than male as the female gets during the course of pregnancy.delivery or post postpartum that is after delivery .
ayurveda says that piles are common in weak .obese and those who strain during defecation.
Food also plays a major role in piles problem. It is mostly seen in people who do not take fluids. and taking plenty alcohol and smoking and cool drinks aggravates piles .taking plenty of non vegetarian foods either raw or fried with
spicy oily salty and sour and bitter foods produces constipation and digestive problems which again produce piles
piles if neglected may lead to prolapse of the anus or rectum which is very rare
DIAGNOSIS OF PILES
the diagnosis of piles is done by manual examination which is called per rectal examination or by sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy.
TREATMENT OF PILES: When the pile mass is small the treatment and the diet works very well
taking SATVIKA AAHARA MEANING that which assimilates fast and does not produce constipation is the right food . taking plenty fruits and green leafy vegetables enhances the intestinal activity and relieves constipation
Ayurvedic texts advocates drinking plenty of butter milk cures piles.
70% population do have pile masses but they are harmless for some and due to life style and bad food habits the end up into problematic disease
SYMPTOMS include pain in the rectal canal .pain during or after defecation. lump that is felt in the anal region some times bleeding with mucus discharge
AYURVEDIC REMEDIES : Taking fluids like water.whole grains. bran and fruits and fruit juices helps in relieving constipation
Do not strain when passing stools. keep the anal area clean. Do not sit for long hours on an hard object.
HERBAL REMEDIES : Take three phala powder daily after food with warm water. take ABHAYA karakkayya 1/4 teaspoon in warm water after dinner.
There are medicines called CHIRUBILWADI LEHYAM OR KASHAYAM. SAMASHARA CHURNAM. ARSHOHARA VATI
when it comes to treatment its better to consult and a doctor
the said medicines are for understanding and treatment varies from doctor to doctor.