Information of PILES (HEMORRHOIDS)

Nearly everyone has experienced anorectal discomfort. Our low-fiber diet, which results in small, hard stools; our lifestyle, which restricts the opportunities for defecation; and our erect posture, which promotes engorgement of the hemorrhoidal plexus, all combine to make anorectal problems virtually ubiquitous. The anorectum also is the site of local manifestations of more generalized disorders, such as inflammatory bowel disease. Finally, because the rectum is a sexual organ for some people, sexually transmitted diseases may occur at that site.

  • Hemorrhoids
    • Pathogenesis. Hemorrhoids are dilated veins within the anal canal and distal rectum. External hemorrhoids are derived from the external hemorrhoidal plexus below the dentate line and are covered by stratified squamous epithelium. Internal hemorrhoids are derived from the internal hemorrhoidal plexus above the dentate line and are covered by rectal mucosa.
      Hemorrhoids are thought to develop in most instances as a consequence of erect posture, straining at stool, heavy lifting, or childbirth. In some patients, portal hypertension predisposes to hemorrhoids; rarely, hemorrhoids develop as a result of an intraabdominal mass.
    • Clinical presentation
      • History. Hemorrhoids typically cause bleeding, which is detected as streaks of red blood on the stool and toilet paper. Patients also may complain of anal itching or pain. However, severe pain is an unusual symptom unless the hemorrhoid is thrombosed.
        Physical examination. Inspection of the anus may reveal bluish, soft, bulging veins indicative of external hemorrhoids or prolapsed internal hemorrhoids. Nonprolapsed internal hemorrhoids cannot be seen externally and are difficult to distinguish from mucosal folds by digital rectal examination unless they are thrombosed. Thrombosed hemorrhoids usually are exquisitely tender.

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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. Homeopathic medicines work at the root level and can modify these genetic tendencies thus reducing chances of relapse and recurrence of the condition significantly. 

at our center we have treated many number of patients of both types of piles .