Haemorrhoids (piles)

Dr. Ramesh Bhardwaj D.H.M.S  •  Dr. Puja Bhadel Bhardwaj  M.D.


Haemorrhoids /Piles are enlarged and engorged blood vessels in or around the anus. These may be associated with pain, bleeding, itching and feeling as if a lump or bump is hanging down. 

Types of hemorrhoids/piles: 
- External hemorrhoids are those that occur outside the anal verge. They are sometimes painful, and can be accompanied by swelling and irritation. 
- Internal hemorrhoids are those that occur inside the rectum. Internal hemorrhoids are usually not painful and most people are not aware that they have them. 

Exact cause of piles is unknown. 
You have an increased risk of getting piles if you are: 
- Chronic constipation. 
- Obesity. 
- Eat a low-fiber diet 
- Pregnancy - due to the effect of hormones on the blood vessels, plus the increasing weight of the baby within your abdomen 
- Family history of piles 
- Jobs requiring heavy lifting. 
- Standing or sitting for long periods. 
- Straining from constipation or diarrhea. 

Common symptoms of piles include:

- Bright red blood from your anus, which you may notice on the toilet paper when wiping or in the toilet bowl
- A lump on the anus
- Pain and discomfort after you have opened your bowels.
- A slimy discharge of mucus, which may cause itching.
- A feeling that your bowels haven`t emptied completely
- Soiling underwear (with third or fourth degree piles) 

Soothing creams, ointments and suppositories may ease pain and itchiness. And surgery likes: - Banding, Sclerotherapy, Haemorrhoidectomy, Haemorrhoidopexy. Moreover, the condition has high relapse rate following surgical treatment. Why to go for surgery which is a complicated procedure disturbing physical, mental, emotional and economical planes when there is simple, gentle and permanent option in the form of homeopathy. 

Homeopathy is not against surgery. As piles or hemorrhoids have excellent permanent treatment in homeopathy system of medicine, surgery is not indicated at all.

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 the genetic tendencies thus reducing chances of relapse and recurrence of the condition significantly. 

Homeopathy offers logical, safe and extremely effective remedies for piles or hemorrhoids. It produces permanent cure treating the piles or hemorrhoids from its roots. 

Once the patient starts taking the homeopathic medicines, from the very first day there is symptomatic gradual improvement, relieving the embarrassing anal itching, the intensity of pain, burning in and around anus, soiling of clothes, bleeding during stools and so on.