It is also known as piles. A common misconception regarding piles is that it is a mass deposition. Piles are swollen veins in the lower part of the anus and rectum. These engorged veins may come out of the anus during defecation. These enlarged and stretched veins may cause anal irritation. Piles may some -times painful. And some may bleed. The intensity of bleeding and pain depends upon the size of the hemorrhoids. Hard stool always causes compression on these enlarged vessels and it causes pain and bleeding.
Hemorrhoids can be of 2 types
- Internal hemorrhoids: they are located inside the rectum and invisible from the outside. Rectal bleeding is the first sign of internal hemorrhoids.
- External hemorrhoids: they occur outside the anus and are therefore visible. External hemorrhoids can be painful.
Causes of hemorrhoids
- Heavy lifting
- Low fibre diet
Health issues of hemorrhoids
- Burning around anus
- Swelling in the anal region
- Difficult defecation
- Discomfort while sitting
- Irregular bowels
- Pain during defecation
Applying ice packs and cold compress may help to reduce the pain and burning.
Sits bath is helpful to relieve the pain and irritation.
Diet rich in fibre is important.
Drink plenty of water
Avoid lifting overweight.
If your complaints persist even after these methods then you should contact your homeopath. Homeopathic medicines are useful in dealing with conditions of piles. Your homeopath may help you to overcome this irritating problem. Contact your homeopath and start your holistic treatment and start a pain-free journey.