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Last Updated: Aug 29, 2019

Piles - Know More About Its Causes!

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Dr. AzadSexologist • 13 Years Exp.MD - Panchakarma, BAMS
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What causes Piles?

Piles are most often caused due to excessive strain on the anal canal. Increase in pressure may cause them to swell and enlarge in size. Chronic constipation has been identified as the most common cause of piles. However, there are various other factors that can trigger the condition:-

  • Imbalanced Diet that contains low-fiber- can be a primary reason for Hemorrhoid. Lack of fibers causes strain during bowel movements which further leads to a rise in pressure on the blood vessels causing them to swell and rupture.
  • Pregnancy- as the enlarging uterus may create excessively 
  • pressure on the anus and rectum.
  • Hormonal Changes
  • Sedentary Lifestyle
  • Obesity
  • Dysentery
  • Genetics
  • Heavyweight lifting
  • Colon Cancer
  • Rectal Surgery in the past

Treatment for Piles

Though modern medicines are helpful in curing Piles, they often suppress the disease and provide a superficial treatment, thus causing the disease to recur. In such a situation, Ayurveda comes up as the best solution to cure the disease of its roots and help you get rid of it permanently. Ayurveda treats Piles as a digestive disorder which results due to the collection of Ama (toxins) in the anal canal and impairment of the digestive fire. The treatment thus focuses on rebalancing the three energies or doshas ( Vata, Pitta, Kapha) through the intake of pure natural herbal medication, gentle massages, alteration in food habits and a change in lifestyle.

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