Piles, also called haemorrhoids, are abnormally swollen and enlarged veins in your anus and lower rectum, similar to varicose veins. Hemorrhoids can develop inside the rectum (internal hemorrhoids) or under the skin around the anus (external hemorrhoids). Nearly three out of four adults will have hemorrhoids from time to time.
The signs and symptoms of haemorrhoids depend on the type present. Internal hemorrhoids usually present with painless, bright red rectal bleeding while defecating. External hemorrhoids often result in pain and swelling in the area of the anus. If bleeding occurs it is usually darker.
There will be other symptoms like:
- Itching in anal region.
- Painful bowel movements.
- Feeling of a lump in the anus especially during straining.
- Frothy mucus discharge with stool.
- Painful defecation.
As per Ayurveda, haemorrhoids are called as arshas which is caused due to aggravation of tridoshas namely, vata, pitta and kapha. A group of general causes including diet, habit and mental factors can result in formation of piles such as: foods that are rough, dry and spicy, less consumption of food and fluid intake, retention of natural urges, miscarriage or difficult labour, heavy exercises, stress and anxiety.
According to Ayurveda, due to the causative factors, the tridoshas vitiate especially vata, which localizes in gudavali(anal spincters), pradhanadhamani(giant arteries) and mamsadharakala(layer of skin which connects the skin tissue with its digestive fire) and contaminates twak(skin), mamsa(muscle) and meda(fat) tissues resulting in formation of mamsa ankuras (fleshy masses) at the anal opening which are known as arshas(piles).
In the treatment of hemorrhoids, as in principle and for any disease, Ayurveda's primary goal is to restore the energy balance that nature has put on the person. With recovery, the body re-starts to function optimally and becomes a system that self-regulates, self-purifies and develops. So there can be no basis for disease.
Kooplicat Ayurveda Hospital offers safe and effective treatment options to patients who are diagnosed with internal or external hemorrhoids through complete natural and customized ayurvedic procedures and herbal medications that pacify the doshas and causes of the condition. Along with the treatment procedures, we also focus on the overall well-being of the patient through appropriate diet plan that prevents recurrence and rejuvenates the body system for well-being.