Ayurveda and Piles (Haemorrhoids)
The ultimate goal in Ayurveda is to balance each dosha. This is done through a combination of diet, lifestyle modifications, and herbal remedies. Haemorrhoids are swollen veins found in and around the anus and rectum. They can be either internal or external. Some symptoms of haemorrhoids (or piles) include:
- Intense itching around the anus
- Painful or itchy swelling or lump near your anus
- Painful bowel movements
- Bleeding from your anus during or after bowel movements
- Irritation and pain around the anus
- Leakage of stool
Some factors which help in development of piles are Constipation, controlling nature calls, obesity, sedentary lifestyle, less intake of fibre-rich foods, too much intake of meat and fish, and spicy and heavy foods.
While patients seem to ignore this condition, it is always advised to consult the doctor at the right time so that the treatment provided can be effective.
Most of the patients, out of sheer embarrassment try to hide this condition, however the moment you figure out you have the symptoms, its good to consult the doctor. Most patients try either home remedies or try to supress the situation, thus delaying the chances of quick treatment and recovery.
It’s important to know for sure you have haemorrhoids, so do seek a diagnosis with your Ayurvedic Doctor to rule out other problems. Your Doctor may recommend over-the-counter products for this issue. Serious haemorrhoids will require more treatment.
There are a handful of Ayurvedic approaches to treating haemorrhoids you could be recommended.
- Medication, or bhaishajya chikitsa
- Herbal application, or kshara
- Surgical intervention, or sastra chikitsa
- Cauterization, or agnikarma