What is Hemorrhoids (Piles)?
Hemorrhoids are blood vessels located in the lower part of the rectum and around the anus which have become enlarged and swollen. Hemorrhoids very commonly occur in both men and women. Approximately, half the population is known to have hemorrhoids by age 50, and usually caused by increased pressure within the lower abdomen.
Causes of Piles
Some of the causes that are attributable or more likely to occur in people who have or do the following are listed below
Occasionally, straining can push an internal hemorrhoid through the anal opening. This is known as a protruding or prolapsed hemorrhoid and can cause pain and irritation. Internal hemorrhoids are classified by their degree of prolapse, which helps determine its management.
Patients may experience symptoms caused by either internal or external hemorrhoids or both.
The doctor may be able to diagnose external hemorrhoids simply by looking. For internal hemorrhoids, the doctor may perform examination of anal canal and rectum by digital examination and visual inspection with an anoscope, proctoscope or sigmoidoscope. To rule out other serious diseases such as anal and colorectal cancer, the doctor may want to examine your entire colon using colonoscopy.
Complications of hemorrhoids are very rare but include:
The following can be done for mild pain, swelling, and inflammation of hemorrhoids; and further to prevent the same
If the symptom persists even after medications and above listed measures, in case of persistent bleeding and painful piles, surgery can be considered as an option
These are temporary methods only and new piles can appear after the uppper procedures are done for one particular piles after an interval of time.
Homeopathic medicines have provided evidence in the treatment of various type and severity of piles, and helps in avoiding to go for surgery as well.