In recent years, attention of the public has shifted from allopathic treatment to more natural and gentler solutions. People are now looking for medicines that act for longer periods and without side effects. It is well known that allopathic medications generally work only until their chemical constituents remain in the system and quite often the symptoms return once the effect of the medicines wear off. In addition, these medications frequently have side effects like nausea, vomiting, headache, digestive disturbances, and many more. Not only side effects but contra-indications are also common with allopathic medicines. They are unsuitable for many people, notably young children and pregnant or lactating women. Hence it is not possible to use these medicines for prolonged periods. Their usage requires extreme caution and perhaps a risk to well-being in the long run. While this does not pose much problem in acute diseases like fevers, infections etc., for chronic diseases the story is different.
Chronic diseases are characterized by a long course in which relapses and remissions are common. The disease subsides in favorable circumstances and flares up when trigger factors appear. These trigger factors are different not only for different diseases but also for different individuals suffering from apparently the same disease. Such chronic diseases require rigorous management of the symptoms and efforts to improve the quality of life to the best possible standard. Quite frequently, these chronic diseases may be auto-immune in origin. These conditions require long term medications. Their cure is generally not possible with allopathy. This is where an alternative system of medicine has its best scope.
Homeopathy has the ability and arsenal to cure diseases that may be deemed incurable by modern medicine. This is because homeopathy focuses on the symptoms rather than the diagnosis. Homeopathic medicines have a wide range of action on almost all organs of the body. These medicines do not cause any side effects and are rarely contra-indicated. Hence in chronic diseases choosing homeopathy over allopathic medicines is a wise decision and more rewarding as regards the quality of treatment and recovery.
Piles is one such chronic illness. Medically known as hemorrhoids, it is the dilatation and swelling of veins around the rectal region that occurs due to a persistent increase in intra-abdominal pressure. Sustained high pressure in the portal circulation leads to swelling of the hemorrhoidal plexus of veins which is present around the rectum. These veins become dilated and tortuous and blood gets stagnated in them. This condition persists for months together and becomes better or worse depending on the management and the trigger factors. The condition is often painful and negatively affects work, productivity as well as the quality of life.
Symptoms of piles
Symptoms of piles are many. The disease is generally not silent and presents in many ways. Blood may be seen in stool. Passing stools also becomes painful. Constipation is a major causative and trigger factor for piles. Sustained constipation for years eventually leads to piles. This is why people who have a tendency to develop constipation or have a family history of digestive sluggishness are at greater risk to develop piles in their later years. Itching and irritation occur in the anal region when piles develop. Discomfort, pain or even soreness may be seen. Swelling in the region is common. Eventually, fistulae or fissures may develop, and leakage of feces may also occur. Piles may be internal or external. External piles are usually painful. Mucus discharge is also frequently seen, especially in people suffering from internal piles.
What are the causes of piles?
We have already discussed constipation. Straining to pass feces for years together eventually leads to pressure on the hemorrhoidal veins. They gradually get swollen and the condition develops. One condition that frequently leads to piles is pregnancy. Increased intra-abdominal pressure and heavy weight of the body lead to swelling of the hemorrhoidal veins. Constipation is also common in this state. Piles may also occur in old age, or in people who are obese. Women taking oral contraceptive pills regularly may also be prone to develop piles. Not only constipation, but chronic diarrh`ea also may be a risk factor to develop this problem. A family history of piles also makes an individual more likely to develop the same in later years.
Piles can be prevented if certain habits are developed and nurtured over time. A healthy and active lifestyle should be adopted to keep diseases like piles at bay. The diet should contain generous amounts of food items rich in fiber. Fruits, vegetables and whole grains can help in this regard. Fiber constitutes bulk of the feces and makes it easier to pass. Thus, it prevents constipation and consequently piles. Plenty of fluids should be taken daily.
A diet rich in fats, oils and spices is best avoided as these aggravate the condition. One must not habitually strain at stools as this puts pressure on the veins and leads to piles. Also, one must not postpone going to the washroom. Holding and delaying the urge for too long also puts undue pressure on the parts. Sitting for long time or standing still for hours also puts pressure on the veins. This is why people with sedentary jobs have higher risk of developing piles. An active lifestyle should be maintained with regular exercise not only to prevent piles but also to regulate metabolism. As we are aware exercise has multiple and multilevel benefits. It also helps to maintain a healthy body weight, which is yet another way to prevent piles. Obesity as we discussed is a risk factor. Staying in a healthy weight range can help to avoid this problem.’
Although surgery for piles is available, it is best avoided. Surgery can lead to its own complications. Also, the problem is by no means over after surgery. So long as the risk factors remain, piles can develop after surgery as well. Relapse is common. It is better to make changes in the diet and lifestyle and avoid trigger factors to be free of piles in the long run. Maintaining healthy habits along with homeopathic treatment for the condition can help one to be rid of this problem.
Homeopathy has many medicines that have a curative effect on the problem of piles. These are prescribed according to the symptoms of the patient. Different symptom combinations call for different homeopathic potencies, and the selection is best made after a careful and thorough evaluation of the patient’s history and clinical symptoms. With these homeopathic potencies, Aesculus Pentarkan can be taken to achieve best results.
Aesculus Pentarkan is a medicine combination manufactured by Schwabe India that has an affinity for piles and related disorders. It is a medicine available in tablet form that can be taken by people of all ages without fear of any side effects or adverse reactions. Hemorrhoids as well as their complications can be treated by this remedy with significant results. Whether the piles are painful, bleeding or non-symptomatic the medicine is suitable for treating them. Dose is generally one to two tablets thrice a day. It also improves symptoms like pain, flatulence, constipation and enhances general digestive function. The medicine can be purchased online at www.schwabeindia.com or the same can be obtained at licensed homeopathic pharmacies. Positive results can be noted within a short span of taking the medicine.