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Piles, Fistula and Fissures - How Can Ayurveda Be Beneficial In Them?

Piles, Fistula and Fissures - How Can Ayurveda Be Beneficial In Them?

Piles, fistula and fissures are the most common problems affecting the rectum and the anus. Both the rectum as well as the anus has a very rich vascular supply. There could be swelling of these blood vessels or tearing which can lead to the above conditions. Read on to know additional details about each of these conditions. 

Piles: In simple words, swollen blood vessels of the anal region are called piles. It can be internal or external, depending on how far it is from the anal canal. If it is located farther inside the anal canal, it is called internal piles.

Causes:

  • Chronic constipation, where the person has to strain to pass stools
  • Smoking and genetics can also lead to piles.

Symptoms: Starts off as painless bleeding, which happens in drops after bowel movement; the swelling happens much later. They can continue to grow and develop blood clots.

Treatment:

  • In the early stages, once identified, simple topical medications for symptom relief are sufficient.
  • Diet should be rich in fiber, with fruits and vegetables
  • Increased water consumption
  • Surgery if the disease has reached the stage of blood clots
  • Prevention is advised if there is a family history by consuming a fiber-rich diet and maintaining hydration

Fistula: When an infected anal gland bursts into the anal canal, it constantly discharges pus into the anal canal and becomes a fistula. Hygienic toilet habits can help in preventing fistulas.

Symptoms:

  • A constant wet feeling in the anal area, due to pus discharge.
  • This would be intermittent, and there would be periods with no discharge.
  • There could be a foul smell due to pus discharge.

Diagnosis and Treatment:

  • Identifying the exact location is important as surgery may be required.
  • An ultrasound scan or an MRI is usually done.
  • Newer techniques like Video Assisted Anal Fistula Treatment (VAAFT) are used. This locates the piles accurately and uses electric current to seal it with staples and surgical glue.
  • Conventional surgery is also used for economic or accessibility reasons.
  • Fissures: These cracks anywhere in the length of the anal canal are extremely common.

Symptoms

  • Very painful and the person may not want to go to the toilet
  • Rarely bleeding is also seen, maybe in very small amounts

Treatment:

  • Over 90% of the fissures do not require surgery
  • Switching to a high-fiber diet and improving hydration will help in managing these symptoms.
  • Topical relief can be provided by medications.
  • When they are recurrent, a procedure known as lateral sphincterotomy is done. This is an outpatient procedure and provides immediate relief.

Though one condition can lead to another, in most people, there is a strong genetic component, and working towards prevention is highly recommended.

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Laser Surgery In Piles!

Laser Surgery In Piles!

Piles are swellings that occur inside or around the anus. The other name for Piles is Hemorrhoids. They are a group of inflamed tissues in the anal canal. They contain blood vessels, support tissue, muscle along with elastic fibres. Internal piles are usually located between 2 and 4 centimetres above the opening of the anus and they happen to be the more common type. External ones occur on the outer edge of the anus.

Before looking at the tips for laser surgery in Piles, let us briefly discuss the symptoms and causes of Piles.

Symptoms

In most of the cases, the symptoms of piles are not that serious. They tend to resolve normally on their own after a few days. An individual suffering from piles can experience the following symptoms:

  • Hard, painful lumps are felt around the anus. They may contain coagulated blood.
  • A person suffering from piles can have a feeling that the bowels are still full, even after passing a stool.
  • Bright red blood is noticed after a bowel movement.
  • The region around the anus tends to be itchy, red and sore.
  • People with the problem of Piles can experience pain while passing stool.

Causes

Piles are mainly caused by having an increased pressure in the lower rectum. The blood vessels around the anus and the rectum tend to stretch under pressure. They may swell up or bulge, leading to the formation of piles. This can happen due to:

The problem of developing Piles can well be inherited and increases with age. 

Tips on Laser Surgery in Piles and Help from Ayurveda

Usually, surgeries involve cuts in the affected areas and are known to be painful and have a prolonged recovery period, multiple dressings and visits to the clinic. Even after undergoing so much of discomfort, there is quite a significant risk of recurrence.

This is where Laser Surgery can turn out to be much more effective in treating the problem of Piles.

The tips include:

  • Laser Surgery is less invasive in nature, which makes it quite a convenient treatment option for people suffering from Piles.
  • Patients can prevent themselves from having their tissues cut
  • The affected region gets treated with laser energy in a precise and focused manner.
  • The problem of Piles gets cured within a few minutes.
  • Laser Surgery ensures lesser pain and faster recovery time.
  • Most importantly, people can resume their normal activities immediately after surgery.
  • Ayurveda suggests people keep their anal region clean by cleansing the skin around the anus gently with warm water.
  • It also suggests applications of ice packs or cold compresses to provide relief from swelling.

I am suffering from sentinel piles. The piles tag is very painful. Sitz bath doesn't work. Do you recommend ice compression? What to do?

I am suffering from sentinel piles. The piles tag is very painful. Sitz bath doesn't work. Do you recommend ice compr...
You can try ice compress. However, the definite course of treatment is cryosurgery or normal surgery or banding.
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Know How Ayurveda Can Help In Treating Piles!

Know How Ayurveda Can Help In Treating Piles!

Haemorrhoids or piles is a condition where the blood vessels in the rectum or the anus, become swollen. Research has indicated that almost 50 percent of people will experience such haemorrhoids prior to the age of 50. Haemorrhoids are of two kinds, namely, exterior and interior.

The disease can be difficult and painful to live with, which is why rapid diagnosis and treatment are required to cure the condition.

Symptoms-
Common symptoms of haemorrhoids include -

  1. Rectal bleeding
  2. Pain/discomfort
  3. Itching/irritation in the anal region
  4. Swelling/lump around the anus

Causes of Piles
The scientific community has yet to reach a consensus as to the exact cause of the condition. However, there are some factors that may increase the risk of the disorder. These include -

  1. Excessive strain at the time of bowel movement
  2. Chronic constipation, which results in excessive strain during excretion
  3. Sitting on the toilet seat for a prolonged period of time
  4. Prior family history of the condition

As someone suffering from piles, you should also engage in light exercises, so that you can keep yourself in shape. Obesity can increase the complication from piles, which is why maintaining an ideal body weight is essential. However, make sure that you do not lift weights, as it might aggravate the disorder.

Ayurvedic Treatment for Piles - 

Role and Benefits of Kshar sutra Treatment-
Kshar sutra ligation is an Ayurvedic therapy that uses a unique technique to treat anorectal diseases. Patients suffering from piles, anal fistula, and pilonidal sinus are commonly recommended this therapy. The treatment involves -

  1. A minor surgery is performed to ligate (tie up) the base of the pile mass with caustic threads (Kshara sutra).
  2. The kshara applied on the thread has antibacterial, anti-inflammatory properties that soothe or reduce irritation.
  3. The medicated caustic thread curettes out the anal passage and discards the epithelial lining, therefore allowing the tract to heal.

Unlike conventional treatment that requires one to undergo surgery, and is associated with many side effects, Kshar sutra permanently cures hemorrhoids. Moreover, this procedure has several benefits such as the following-

  • It is a minimally invasive procedure and has no serious complications
  • It is an out-patient treatment, meaning the patient can walk home immediately after the treatment is performed
  • It prevents the recurrence of the disease, which other conventional treatments cannot guarantee

Living with piles can be distressing and embarrassing. Hence, the best option to look for is a permanent cure using Ayurveda.

Other Ayurvedic Tips-

Several foods and Ayurvedic medications can provide relief for patients suffering from piles. A fiber-rich diet, for instance, will help prevent constipation. Here are some dietary changes that will help you deal with piles in an easier fashion.

  • Consumption of whole grains is recommended, in order to relieve constipation.
  • Green leafy vegetables, such as spinach and broccoli, will also help with the symptoms of piles.
  • Eat fruits such as bananas, apples, figs and papayas to ensure a strong and clear motion.
  • Drink lots of water and avoid alcohol as much as possible. Additionally, caffeinated drinks, such as coffee and sodas, should be avoided as well.
  • Mix Triphala powder with warm water and drink the decoction every night before going to bed. For better results, add a few drops of castor oil into the mixture.
  • Drink a glass of buttermilk every day.
  • A drink made out of haritaki and jaggery will also help to deal with the symptoms of piles.
  • Incorporate garlic, soaked chia seeds and flax seeds into your diet for better motion

Aside from the diet, there are some other ways of reducing the pain associated with the condition. A sitz bath is one such option. In order to take a sitz bath, fill up the bathtub with warm water. Ensure that the level of water is enough to keep your waist and hip submerged. Add an antiseptic such as turmeric or neem into the water to ensure that no infection results from the same. Now, sit in the water for a few minutes.

Sir, I have hemorrhoids 3stage and fissure also 10 mm. I have taken sitcom fort and calcium dobesilate for one month. Many surgeon ask for surgery. Please tell me side effects of surgery in future and better way to cure these problems. If any newer process please prescribe.

Sir, I have hemorrhoids 3stage and fissure also 10 mm. I have taken sitcom fort and calcium dobesilate for one month....
Yes, surgery is the only way to get rid off such disease. But major complication of anal surgery that it will loosens your anal sphincter which may lead to loose your control over motion but there are many other ways to cure fissure or piles oral medicine such as calcium dobesilate is best in this but for limited time period. You can go with thread ligation procedure, its only side effect it a little bit painful procedure but a 7-8 days procedure will surely eradicate your fissure for lifetime. I am doing this since 2007. With 0% failure.
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I am 26 years old and suffering from piles suddenly it gets swollen and pains badly. Help me.

I am 26 years old and suffering from piles suddenly it gets swollen and pains badly. Help me.
First of all never decide to anal surgery, your anus grip can be loose after surgery & it takes too much time to heal the anus wound, by that time you will also suffer pain and trouble, many medicine are available in the market but piles are not cure just eating any medicines, it can give you temporary relief, only ayurvedic kshara sutra therapy is a unique ancient technique, which is proved to be an effective treatment of anorectal disorders. It is commonly recommended in patients suffering from piles. According to world health organisation (who, kshar sutra therapy is better than any modern surgery for piles & fistula. This is nonsurgical procedure so no need of hospitalization or bed rest, piles disease will never be again in life, we will provide you demo video for the treatment procedure, call us for more details.
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Piles - How Can Homeopathy Treat It?

Piles - How Can Homeopathy Treat It?

Piles or Haemorrhoids is a disease of the anal canal. The veins in this region get affected. They swell as blood stagnates inside them. This causes discomfort while passing stool. The most obvious symptoms of piles are bleeding and pain at the time of excretion or passing of the stool. For most of the patients with piles, sitting or standing becomes a tedious task.

What causes piles?
The primary reason behind the occurrence of piles is a patient’s sedentary lifestyle. Most of it also depends on upon his or her diet intake. Many of us consume a lot of carbohydrates, fats and proteins in our regular meals. But, we forget or are simply reluctant to take up physical exercises. This, in turn, leads to increase in body weight and hampers the activity of our digestive system. As a result, patients develop diseases like piles.

Diet plays a vital role in preventing piles. If we don’t add an adequate amount of fibre or roughage to our diet, there is a potential threat of developing piles. Fibres help with the convenient evacuation of the stool. In fact, fibres form the bulk of the stool. Besides, insufficient intake of water may also cause this disease.

Natural ways to tackle Piles
Piles can be managed or tackled by bringing in some changes in our lifestyle. Some of the ways of managing piles have been listed below:

  1. Add more roughage and fruits to your diet
  2. Exercise regularly
  3. Avoid laxatives
  4. Sit in a tub of hot water to get relief from the pain
  5. Drink plenty of water

Homoeopathic treatment for Piles
When it comes to the treatment of piles, Homeopathy is quite safe and an effective method to get rid of the problem. It doesn’t have any side effect on the patient’s health. It doesn’t include any painful surgery for removal of piles. Moreover, homoeopathy is budget-friendly. Here are some effective homoeopathic medicines, useful in curing piles:

  1. Hamamelis: This medicine is useful in stopping the bleeding in piles. It can cure any venous congestion and bleeding. It can also be taken when the patient develops a feeling of soreness.
  2. Ratanhia: It gives relief from the pain due to piles. A patient suffering from piles feels immense pain and a burning sensation at the time of stool evacuation and even for hours after that.
  3. Graphites: It is prescribed to a patient suffering from both constipation and piles. It is given to them who are obese, have skin eruptions and constipation.
  4. Nux Vomica: It is given to patients who have a sedentary lifestyle, take spicy food and are active smokers and alcohol drinkers. Usually, patients who have been advised to take Nux Vomica are aggressive in nature. It cures piles as well as digestive disorders.

Things to remember: These medicines are only some of the homoeopathic remedies available in the market. It is best to consult a homoeopathic practitioner for the perfect treatment. 

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Hi, I am 17 year old. I have some red patch on my skin near anus from 1 year. I am taking canditoff 200 capsule but there is no any effect. Please guide me.

Hi, I am 17 year old. I have some red patch on my skin near anus from 1 year. I am taking canditoff 200 capsule but t...
Hi, Lybrate user, your present complaint indicates: itching, skin rashes, lesion, need interrogation, locally. It would be proper to view your affected part, privetly to ascertain the exact condition of yours, inorder to begine homoeopathic medication, properly. Till then take homoeopathic medicine ,underlying: @ rhus tox 200-5 drops ,thrice. Tk, care.
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Hello doctor, i'm suffering from piles since 6 month, blood not passing only itching and pain, and also discomforts feel on this place, no hemorrhoids seen. What is the medicine for effective, i'm currently using himalaya pilex 2 tablet twice a day, and abhayarishta syr. 5 ml twice a day. Please suggest me a effective medicine, and which is best.

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i'm suffering from piles since 6 month, blood not passing only itching and pain, and also discomforts f...
If you are bleeding or non bleeding & pain is very much then it is a symptom of anal fissure & if you are bleeding and pain is not at all, then it is the symptoms of hemorrhoids (piles). If you are feeling itching & burning, your anal muscles become unusually tight, this is symptoms of anal fissure, sometimes anal fissure not cured by only taking medication also don't go for any anal surgery (fissurectomy), your anus grip can be loose after surgery, you should get some ayurvedic therapies like ayurvedic matra basti, ayurvedic kshar karma & anal dilatation. If your fissure wound is big & chronic then lis treatment is must, after that you will never have a fissure again. You'll be fine in just 10 days. We will provide you demo video for the treatment procedure.
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Hi, Meri age 22 years hai. mere masurho me sujan hai jiski wja se dant pile rhte hai. jitni marzi safai karlo or blood bhi ata hai dentist se safai krwai to kuch din blood ni aya. lekin phir whi condition hai masurhe apni jaga se hat rahe hai or dant kamzor horahe hai.

Hi, Meri age 22 years hai. mere masurho me sujan hai jiski wja se dant pile rhte hai. jitni marzi safai karlo or bloo...
Mr. lybrate-user, it seems that you are having spongy gums due to vit c deficiency, eat citrus fruits like oranges, sweet lemon, lemon, may take vit c supplement (succee tab) for few days and do gandoosh with sphatik bhasm 1/2tsf in 1glass of water. *gandoosh is an ayurvedic term which means to hold, mouth full of liquid prescribed, for some time in the mouth and then spit it out.
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