There are several factors that increase your risk of developing piles. Some of the common factors that might lead to piles are genetic tendency (due to weak rectal veins, and walls) and poor tone of muscle in the rectal region, constipation (hard stool). Among other factors that contribute to piles are obesity, inactive or sedentary lifestyle, chronic or prolonged cough, pregnancy, excessive use of laxatives or enemas and weight lifting on a daily basis. Ayurvedic treatment for piles depends on its type – external (present outside the anal verge) and internal (occur inside the rectum).
The symptoms of piles vary depending upon the site of piles, duration of symptoms and your overall health. External piles cause swelling outside the anus, irritation and itching. In some people, they can be painful sometimes but they usually do not bleed. Internal piles bleed during passage of hard stools but they are usually not painful. At times there can be slimy discharge of mucus from the piles. Based on their severity they can be classified into four grades (1 to 4). If you notice bleeding in when you pass stool consult a doctor for advice. Haemorrhoids symptoms usually respond to treatment in a few days.
Ayurveda for Piles
Piles ayurvedic treatment aims to reduce the constipation (the commonest predisposing factor for piles) and relieve pain associated with. Most of the time, treatment options for piles include certain lifestyle changes that you can take on your own such as changes in diet. Ayurveda medicines for piles can also prove quite useful in reducing constipation. Some of the most common herbs and medicines for piles are asafoetida, fennel and cumin. Ghee, buttermilk and green leafy vegetables in diet can also reduce constipation.