What is piles?
Piles or hemorrhoids are swollen rectal vein or hemorrhoidal venous plexus present in rectum like pads or cushion. The anal canal is a short, muscular tube at the last part of the large intestine and is about 4 cm long. At the lower end of the anal canal it opens outside by anal orifice. There is a network of small veins (blood vessels) in rectum within the lining of the anal canal. Piles can develop when the rectal veins get swelled up. The engorged blood vessels sometimes get raptured at more straining result from constipation, hard dry stool, pregnancy condition etc.
The person gives more pressure at the time of stool when there is constipation condition or in hard stool. If the people have any hyperacidity problem there is more gas formation that also causes pressure on the rectal veins to develop piles. Therefore the main cause of piles is the increased pressure load over the rectal veins origin from hyperacidity , constipation , Pregnancy ,etc. In other word it can be defined as increased intra abdominal pressure result from any cause put extra pressure load to the rectal veins that ultimately develop piles
So in treatment the main target should to decrease the intra abdominal pressure which is the main aetiological causative factor for development of piles. Side by side the damaged caused by the increased pressure on the venous area should be treated by proper homeopathic medicines. There are many homeopathy medicines which gives excellent result in piles.
What causes piles (haemorrhoids)?
The bulging or prolapsed of hemorrhoidal venous plexus occurs when there is rise of pressure around the plexus areas. The pressure build up around the plexus area occur if the intra abdominal pressure rises. The intra abdominal pressure rises if somebody putted more strain while passing stool like in constipation, in hyperacidity and flatulency condition; in enlarged abdomen like in pregnancy etc.
- Constipation or Hard stool:
- Prolonged Sitting posture:
- Hereditary factors.
SYMPTOMS OF PILES:
- Bleeding during passing stool, the blood comes out drop wise.
- Itching, burning pain during and after stool.
- Sometimes pain while sitting walking
- Mucus discharge may appear during bowel movement.
- Protrusion of the hemorrhoids from the anus sometimes occurred in those people of having piles since years together and is not maintaining a healthy life style or healthy food habits. it usually occurs in chronic condition or unusual physical exertion.
- Sense of fullness in the anus and straining while passing stools may be present.
- Anemia – If bleeding is profuse or long term, the patient may have anemia.
Scope of homeopathy treatment for piles:
Homeopathy treatment reduces the intra abdominal pressure. There are good medicines that relieve constipation which plays major role in developing piles. It also relieves the pain effectively within a short period of time. The bleeding of piles can be stopped in few hours by proper homeopathic medicines. The itching condition in piles can be controlled with suitable homeopathy medicines. A proper homeopathy treatment not only manages the symptoms but also offers a long term relieve and cure to the ailment. Besides the treatment it is highly required to improve your life style and food habits which are the primary cause of development of piles. Surgery is not the cure for the piles, but a management to piles symptoms. We do the surgery in the thought to get a permanent cure of this obstinate health problem. But we forget that the piles are just the outcome result of some background health problem which manifest or express outwards in the form of piles. The back ground health issues like constipation, chronic acidity, flatulency, faulty life style, wrong food habits that all need to be corrected to get a permanent cure of piles.
In this regards homeopathy medicines target to treat the causes that responsible for causing piles like chronic constipation, chronic acidity, and flatulency so that piles can be cured permanently.
Top 6 homeopathy medicines for piles:
Aesculus – it is one of the most important medicine for piles. The sphere of action of this remedy is lower back and pelvic region. The leading symptoms are fullness feeling of rectum with burning pain and worse during and after stool. The fullness feeling is generally occurred when the venous plexus at the rectal area is swelled up by portal congestion result from the rising intra abdominal pressure. This portal congestion is the common pathophysiological symptom of pile, but the burning pain and dryness feeling with a sensation of full of small sticks adhere to the part is the key symptom of aesculus. The other key symptom is back ache associates with piles in most of the case. It is a good remedy for portal congestion that result piles with the key symptom of burning and dryness feeling in rectum.
Collinsonia- it is another important medicine like aesculus given for portal congestion result piles. Here the important causative factor of portal congestion is pregnancy; so the piles that occur during pregnancy is the characteristic symptom of collinsonia. The other symptoms of collinsonia like stinging or burning types pain, sensation of small sticks adhered to the part with associating symptom of bleeding . That bleeding part is the differential characteristic symptom between aesculus and collinsonia, otherwise all have the same symptoms. There is another key symptom associate with piles, the colitis symptoms of tenesmus or pain during stool and stool mixed with mucus. This is the differential characteristic symptom of collinsonia from aesculus where both are given in piles result from portal congestion.
Muratic Acid- this is also another effective medicine for piles. In muriatic acid the anus is very sensitive and sore. The piles is swollen and sensitive and painful to pressure. The person cannot sit on account of pain. Generally is given in external protruded piles. There is bluish coloration of protruded piles which are very sensitive to any type of pressure. It is mainly given in case of protrusion of piles at little straining it comes out from the anus. The children who are used to take more junk foods and fast foods and its after effect develop the piles is the characteristic symptom of Muriatic acid. Another important symptom of muriatic acid is piles associated with menstrual cycle.
Sulphur – it is the common medicine frequently used in piles of all types. The common pathophysiologically applicable symptom is portal congestion. Like aesculus it is also given in venous plexus swelling after portal congestion. There is also burning pain like aesculus. The key symptom of sulphur is the burning pain relieved by cold application and associates with bleeding nature of piles mostly. The person is very anxious and irritable about his/her disease and a history of hyperacidity and constipation in past. There is also itching sensation in anus and the anal surface looks red and congested. The person is very dull and lazy with constipated tendency and does not maintain a healthy life style and healthy food habits.
Paeonia – it is one of the best medicines given in acute condition of piles. It has main sphere of action in rectum and anus. There is itching and biting sensation in anus. The anal orifice is swelled up and of burning pain after stool. There is oozing of mucus from piles makes stained in underwear. In mother tincture form it gives better result for acute painful condition of any types of piles.
Nux vom- it is most commonly prescribed medicine in piles. As the piles is originated from hyperacidity or constipation problem so basis on that point Nux vom is very helpful for relieving the symptoms of piles. The piles i.e. the bulging of ano rectal venous plexus is generally origin from constipation problem. The constipation can be defined as irregular bowel movement or motility problem. In nux nom the 1stgrade of symptom is ineffectual desire for stool with a sensation of something is left. That if it is interpreted in scientific manner we can say of disturbances of peristaltic bowel movement that causes frequent desire for stool. The disturbance of peristaltic movement is generally caused by the irregular contraction and expansion of intestinal or colonic muscles which are controlled by the parasympathetic nerves, the myenteric plexus. There is frequent stimulatory effect on the myenteric plexus by motor neurons that causes uncoordinated intestinal muscles contraction resulting irregular peristaltic motion. The sensitive person, irritable and nervous person, easily angered person generally react on slightest things and that puts extra stress on the brain i.e. on motor neurons which stimulate frequently the parasympathetic nerve and causes irregular muscles contraction and result irregular bowel movement. The nux vom person is very sensitive, irritable, fastidious and react on every slightest mater and that is the region it causes irregular peristaltic movement in GI Tract. The irregular peristaltic movement creates constipation and lead to increase the intra abdominal pressure. As a result of this the piles is developed.