A precise definition of hemorrhoids does not exist, but they can be described as masses or clumps ("cushions") of tissue within the anal canal that contain blood vessels and the surrounding, supporting tissue made up of muscle and elastic fibers. The anal canal is the last four centimeters through which stool passes as it goes from the rectum to the outside world. The anus is the opening of the anal canal to the outside world.
Although most people think hemorrhoids are abnormal, they are present in everyone. It is only when the hemorrhoidal cushions enlarge that hemorrhoids can cause problems and be considered abnormal or a disease.
CAUSES OF PILES OR HEMORRHOIDS
- Too much pressure on the veins in the pelvic and rectal area causes hemorrhoids.
- Normally, tissue inside the anus fills with blood to help control bowel movements. If one strain to move stool, the increased pressure causes the veins in this tissue to swell and stretch. This can cause hemorrhoids.
- Diarrhea or constipation also may lead to straining and can increase pressure on veins in the anal canal.
- Pregnant women can get hemorrhoids during the last 6 months of pregnancy. This is because of increased pressure on the blood vessels in the pelvic area. Straining to push the baby out during labor can make hemorrhoids worse.
- Being overweight can also lead to hemorrhoids.>
Anatomy of Hemorrhoids
The arteries supplying blood to the anal canal descend into the canal from the rectum above and form a rich network of arteries that communicate with each other around the anal canal. Because of this rich network of arteries, hemorrhoidal blood vessels have a ready supply of arterial blood. This explains why bleeding from hemorrhoids is bright red (arterial blood) rather than dark red (venous blood), and why bleeding from hemorrhoids occasionally can be severe. The blood vessels that supply the hemorrhoidal vessels pass through the supporting tissue of the hemorrhoidal cushions.
SYMPTOMS OF PILES OR HEMORRHOIDS
The most common symptoms of both internal and external hemorrhoids include
- Bleeding during bowel movements.
- Rectal pain. It may be painful to clean the anal area
TYPES OF PILES OR HEMORRHOIDS
With internal hemorrhoids, There is bright red streaks of blood on toilet paper or bright red blood in the toilet bowel after one have a normal bowel movement
Internal hemorrhoids often are small, swollen veins in the wall of the anal canal. But they can be large, sagging veins that bulge out of the anus all the time. They can be painful if they bulge out and are squeezed by the anal muscles. They may be very painful if the blood supply to the hemorrhoid is cut off. If hemorrhoids bulge out, you also may see mucus on the toilet paper or stool.
External hemorrhoids can bleed, and then the blood pools, causing a hard painful lump. This is called a thrombosed, or clotted, hemorrhoid.
HOMEOPATHY TREATMENT FOR PILES OR HEMORRHOIDS
Homeopathic medicines are very effective in management of piles and the symptoms associated with it such as pain, bleeding, itching, etc. The point to be emphasized is that the relief of symptoms is obtained with absolute gentleness and without invasion or surgery of any kind. Moreover, the condition has high relapse rate following surgical treatment, since surgery does not target the root causes like genetic tendencies, habitual constipation, etc. Homeopathic medicines work at the root level and can modify these genetic tendencies thus reducing chances of relapse and recurrence of the condition significantly. Grade 1 and 2 of internal piles treatment can be significantly helped with homeopathy. Grade 3 piles can find some relief of symptoms with homeopathy but may not be completely cured. Grade 4 piles can get symptomatic relief with medicines.
HOMEOPATHIC MEDICINE FOR PILES OR HEMORRHOIDS
RATANHIA, COLLINSONIA, ACID NITRIC, HAMAMELLIS, BLUMIA
Pilax Syrup, RL-7 : Burnig, Painfull Bleeding/Non Bleeding Piles Drop