Piles are swollen veins that are found in and around the anus and rectum. Mainly, they are external or internal. Piles are the result of bad diet and often result in painful prolapses or bleed. It is caused due to bad lifestyle, non-vegetarian food, uncooked or spicy food, alcohol and excessive physical workout. There are various piles treatments in allopathy, homoeopathy and Ayurveda but people generally go for Ayurvedic medicines for piles.  In Ayurveda, piles are treated in four different grades. Grade 1 and two are considered as initial stages, and grade 3 and 4 are considered as advanced stages. Ayurvedic treatments for both of them are different and are based on lifestyle, diet and yoga. Various symptoms will let you know that you are suffering from piles.

You may feel a hard and painful lump around the anus. This lump may contain blood, and these types of piles are called thrombosed external haemorrhoids.

After the person passes the stools, he may experience that bowls are still full. After bowl movement bright red blood is visible. The area around the anus becomes itchy, red and sore. One may experience pain after passing the stools.

Following symptoms may occur in severe cases: It may result in infection. If there is excessive bleeding, it will lead to anaemia. A situation like anal fistula may be created where a new channel is created between the surface of the skin that is near anus and inside anus. One may develop an inability to control bowel movements. To avoid piles, we have mentioned a few mistakes that will aggravate your piles:

Lifting of heavyweights daily: if you lift heavy weights in the gym it is a good thing, but if you overdo it, it will result in more pressure on the clots.

Constipation: if you have constipation and diarrhoea, then please don’t ignore these symptoms. It is a known fact that constipation results in the formation of external piles or commonly it is known as skin tags. Diarrhoea can worsen the situation and can lead to worsening the symptoms.

Poor hygiene: in a country like India where there are high heat levels can prove to be the worst enemy for patients suffering from piles. If you don’t take a bath daily and clean the anal area, itching and irritation will only worsen the situation. When you take a bath make sure that you wash your genital areas with warm water and after that pat it dry. During periods girls are recommended to change their sanitary napkins after every 6 hours as it may lead to irritation and rashes.

Sitting on hard surfaces: avoid sitting on hard and rough surfaces as it will put pressure on the anal area. Try sitting on the chair by placing a small cushion on it.

Not going to the washroom on time: when your body tells you that you need to go for nature’s call, you need to go to the restroom by dropping your work there. When you control your urge to go the washroom, you are putting pressure on your veins. This was all you need to know about piles.

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