Causes and Symptoms of Piles (Hemorrhoids)
Most people have heard about this rather common disease, but how many people understand it?
Piles, commonly known as bawasir in Hindi are haemorrhoids which become unpleasantly inflamed in the pathological (anal) area. As against to popular misconception, every person has haemorrhoids. Only when these haemorrhoids get inflamed for an unduly long time is when it is termed as pathological haemorrhoid or piles.
As according to statistics only 10% of the cases of piles become severe and need to be treated and probably even surgically removed. Piles may be internal or external in nature. The inner ones are more common. As its name suggests, are located 2- 4 cm above the opening of the anus. The external ones are located outside the anus and can be extremely painful and itchy if a blood clot forms within it.
The blood vessels around the anus and in the rectum will stretch under pressure and may swell or bulge. Inflamed veins (haemorrhoids) can develop when pressure increases in the lower rectum. We now go on to understand some of the causes of piles.
Causes of Piles
The main reason behind piles is due to the stretching of the blood vessels around the anus and in the rectum. The haemorrhoids usually develop when the pressure increases in the lower rectum area.
Now that we have understood what piles are, let us now analyse in detail some of the reasons due to which they occur. The following are just some of them-
- Lifting heavy weights
- Straining when passing a stool ( Sitting on the pot for long hours)
- Unhealthy Lifestyles
- Chronic constipation
- Chronic diarrhea
- Piles can also be inherited.
- Unhealthy diet (lack of fiber in your meal)
Thus, in short, piles is caused due to any reason which might lead to strain in the lower rectum.
Symptoms of Piles
Now the question arises, what are the symptoms of this deadly disease and how can we know whether we have piles (haemorrhoids) or not? The following are the most common symptoms of piles-
- A hard lump around the anus (external haemorrhoid)
- Discharge of bright red blood with faecal matter
- Pain after bowel movement
- Itchiness in the anal area. The area becomes red and sore.
- Discharge of Mucus after defecation
- Feeling of having a full bowel all the time
The most common symptom of having piles is that of discharge of blood while defecating. Some other symptoms as mentioned above are external haemorrhoids and itchiness and pain the anal area.
Thus, it is of prime importance that we mitigate and treat ourselves from this deadly disease. Living a healthier lifestyle and consuming a healthy diet is one way of doing this. While another is to have allopathic medicines for the same, which might have negative side effects. The most effective and efficient way of treating and mitigating against it is by consuming Ayurvedic cures.
Ayurveda has been used for centuries to treat and mitigate against Piles (haemorrhoids). Its use of evergreen herbs and natural ingredients not only deliver results but are The advancement in science has allowed the amalgamation of the timelessness of Ayurveda with the cutting edge science of the modern day. A product of this cross is the Amroid tablet and syrup. the drug is extremely effective and efficient in mitigating against and treating piles or pathological haemorrhoids.