Burning pain due to piles
Most of us are familiar with the term ‘piles.’ In common language it refers to the problem of varicosities of hemorrhoidal veins. The anal canal consists of a large network of veins known as the hemorrhoidal plexus of veins. Because of several causes these veins may get varicosed, engorged and swollen. In this case the problem of piles develops. The condition may be internal or external. Both of these types of piles have their own set of symptoms, although often a person has both internal and external piles, or internal piles advance to external piles. Because of the delicacy of the region involved patients tend to avoid seeking medical opinion until the disease causes severe distress. This is why doctors only receive the patients when the disease has advanced significantly and cure has become considerably more difficult to achieve.
The causes of piles are many and range from dietary, genetic, lifestyle or physical. Erratic bowel habits that have become the norm for a person over the years act as a major risk factor for developing piles. Constipation that is continued and chronic is similarly implicated. For a large number of people constipation is a normal part of life and they have become used to it. This is dangerous because people with constipation tend to strain at stools, and this activity over a period of years not only weakens the anal sphincter but also puts major stress on the hemorrhoidal veins, causing them to swell over time. Such people often sit for stool for long time and habitually force themselves to evacuate the bowels. Such habits are dangerous and conducive to developing piles. Poor water intake, heavy meals, spices and fats in the meals with little or no fruits and vegetables are all factors that can cause piles or aggravate an existing case. Burning pain is present along with the stools in such cases and the condition is very distressing.
The problem may also be due to high intra-abdominal pressure arising out of obesity and even pregnancy. These two conditions are as such risk factors for developing hemorrhoids. Genetic factors and a positive family history also can lead to piles. Some people are simply born without valves in their hemorrhoidal veins and this may lead to piles. Some other factors that cause piles are old age, chronic cough, prolonged sitting, an inactive sedentary lifestyle, squatting to pass stools, etc. The condition may even appear without any obvious cause in some cases.
It is important to know the signs and symptoms associated with the clinical condition of hemorrhoids. Generally, the disease begins imperceptibly and with vague symptoms. The condition worsens as the causative factors persist. In the case of internal piles painless, bright red blood is seen streaked on the stools. A mass of tissue may protrude out of the anal opening. Initially it recedes on its own after stools, but with progression of disease it does not recede by itself. This way the problem of piles is divided into different grades of disease. Itching in the area can occur and can cause much distress. The stools may also contain mucus along with blood. Internal piles develop pain only when they get thrombosed or necrosed (cut-off of the blood supply). The symptoms are mildly different for external piles. They are painful. A moist mass of tissue is present at the anal opening and this may get infected and painful. Generally, the process of evacuation is painful as well. The pain is felt during and after stools and it is of a highly distressing burning character. Itching may also be present. Generally, external piles do not bleed unless complications have supervened.
The diagnosis of piles is mostly clinical. History of the symptoms along with the current clinical picture guide the physician to establish the diagnosis. This is then verified by clinical examination of the anal region. Laboratory investigations are only advised in specific cases when certain factors related to the digestive tract need to be investigated. Generally, the bleeding caused by piles is not sufficient enough to cause anemia. Proctoscopy is usually not done unless specifically indicated.
In homeopathy medicine for piles pain gives best results if dietary modifications are made along with the medication. This means that one needs to cut down on fats, spices, oily and greasy food. Heavy meals ought to be restricted and a nutritious diet should be taken. Meals rich in green vegetables and fibrous foods are advised. Fruits are highly beneficial not merely for digestion but also for general metabolic well-being. Apples, banana, watermelon, figs, papaya, apricot etc. are all excellent foods to prevent hemorrhoids. Water intake should be increased so that constipation does not occur. This is important as constipation invariably aggravates the problem of piles. Regular physical activity is also essential. For people who have developed piles sitz baths are advised to sooth and heal the condition, reduce inflammation and increase blood flow to the area.
Homeopathic medicine for piles pain in India can be obtained from Dr Willmar Schwabe’s products. These are safe to use and made out of natural sources. The best medicine for piles pain is probably Aesculus Pentarkan by Schwabe India as it not only provides immediate relief from the pain but also heals the hemorrhoids internally. It is wise to keep at home this homeopathic medicine for quick relief from piles pain. The action of this medicine is on the venous system and the digestive tract. Thus, the problem of hemorrhoids is benefitted significantly by this remedy. It relieves the burning pains associated with stools and soothes the involved area. It reduces inflammation and prevents complications. It is also helpful in preventing constipation thereby preventing the relapse of piles problem. Often the rectum is weakened by continual straining at stools and prolapse may also occur. This medicine prevents rectal prolapse and strengthens the muscles of the organ.
The dosage is generally ten to twenty drops in half a cup of water frequently repeated until the pain is resolved. In routine use it can be taken twice or thrice a day. It is best to consult your homeopathic physician to receive the best advice about dosage and repetition of homeopathic medicines.