FAQ’S ABOUT PILES(Hemorrhoids)

What are Piles or Hemorrhoids?

Haemorrhoids, also known as piles, are enlarged veins situated in or around the back passage (anus). They occur when these blood vessels become swollen or pathological.

How Piles are caused?

Under pressure the blood vessels in and around the anus stretch & becomes inflamed. Chronic coughing and lots of heavy lifting are common ways that pressure in the abdomen is increased and that in turn results in increased pressure in the veins located around the anus. Pregnancy, being overweight and childbirth can also cause piles.

Will diet & lifestyle improvement solve the symptoms of piles?

As straining on the toilet is one of the common cause for piles to develop, avoiding constipation and having to strain is important to improve symptoms. Eating a healthy diet, having plenty of fresh fruit, vegetables and other dietary fibre, drinking plenty of water, keeping active and keeping stress levels under control & proper sleep will help in regular & proper bowels.

Ayurvedic ingredients like trifla are very common in avoiding constipation.

Are skin tags the same as piles?

No, skin tags aren't the same as piles, but you may have them if you get piles. Usually, you won’t need any treatment for skin tags. Taking care to clean around any skin tags after every bowel movement will reduce soreness and itching

Does sitting on cold surfaces cause Piles?

No. This is a very common belief but it’s a myth. Sitting on hard or cold surfaces may make haemorrhoids feel more uncomfortable for those people who already have them but will not actually cause Piles. Ignoring the urge to go to the toilet, inactivity, missing breakfast or eating on the go, however, can cause constipation, which makes straining and consequently haemorrhoids more likely.

What can I use to reduce the symptoms of Piles?

Ice packs help reduce swelling and sitting in a warm bath filled with plain water for 5-10 minutes three times a day will relieve symptoms too. Try not to sit for long periods of time since this may cause more irritation. You can visit your Doctor for advice on treatment to relieve pain and irritation. Stool softeners can be used to get the bowels working properly again and help to eliminate the need to strain.

What can I do to stop getting Piles again?

Make sure your diet contains plenty of fibre, drink lots of fluids and increase the amount of exercise you get. These measures will help prevent constipation, one of the main causes of Piles.

My job requires full day sitting in front of computer. Will this give me piles?

Sitting for long intervals on the same place increases the ano-rectal complications. Have regular breaks, in these breaks stand up and walk around. At lunchtime, take a walk, even just for minute or five.

What will happened if I do not take treatment for my Piles?

Condition can become worsen with time, eventually leading to complications. Surgery is needed only in about 10% of patients with piles. So we should not delay in getting an early diagnosis & proper treatment. Ayurvedic medicines for piles are one of the best piles treatment options.