internal-and-external-hemorrhoidsHemorrhoids or piles are one of the difficult lifestyle diseases that one can experience. Hemorrhoids are swollen veins either in the lower part of the rectum or deep inside the rectum. Hemorrhoids are mainly of two types, namely internal and external hemorrhoids. External hemorrhoids are generally painful causing discomfort or, at times, severe pain due to a rich nerve supply in the lower part of the rectum. One may suffer burning in the anus and, at times, bleeding in the cases of chronic constipation. Internal hemorrhoids are comparatively much manageable and are generally symptom-free. The only symptom one may experience is bleeding during passing stool. The pain is insignificant and much more bearable than external piles. One may not even feel them on examination since they are deep-seated, but since they are silent it is important to get them examined and rule out other possible causes.

Internal hemorrhoids may show up in their head and can get aggressive, if they prolapse down to the anus, making you suffer from itching, pain, and burning. They may hurt in case of any injury to the anus due to chronic constipation. Internal hemorrhoids usually do not need treatment, but when symptoms show up one may need medical help. Dealing with internal hemorrhoids is far easier than managing external hemorrhoids. You only need a keen mind and know your body well in order to avoid further complications.

Increased abdominal pressure is the most common cause of hemorrhoids, be it internal or external. Obesity, pregnancy, and prolonged sitting job are some of the triggering factors which can make the internal hemorrhoids worse. Other causes include straining at stool due to chronic constipation, which is the most common cause of aggravating internal hemorrhoids and turning them into external hemorrhoids over a period of time. Inflammatory bowel disease and rectal cancer are other underlying pathological causes that make piles more difficult to heal.

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Dealing with internal hemorrhoids can be a great task sometimes. But, worry no more when homeopathy is to your rescue! However, there are always conditions applied when it comes to homeopathic treatment in piles. Not only medicines but your diet and lifestyle also play a crucial role in successful recovery for piles. Addressing the underlying cause is the first step in treating and managing piles. A few of the following helpful tips will definitely aid the treatment:

  • Eat healthy. Make sure you choose fresh, nutritious, and healthy foods. Avoid eating junk and fatty foods.
  • Fiber is good for chronic constipation so it helps in healing piles. Include fiber-rich foods in your diet, such as carrots, salads, fresh fruits, and vegetables, which help create roughage, add bulk in food formation, and relieve you from the constipation hazards.
  • It is rightly said that water is life, hence love water. Make it a habit of drinking plenty of healthy fluids throughout the day irrespective of the weather. A minimum of 2 to 2.5 liters of water is an ideal and adequate quantity of water that your body needs. Coconut water, buttermilk, soups, barley water, and other healthy fluids contribute to your body’s nutritional needs as well as the smooth functioning of your digestive system.
  • Avoid eating spicy foods and heavy foods, particularly during the evening (after 7 pm). Strictly avoid eating red meat, chicken, and spices at dinner. Go light on dinner for a healthy gut.
  • Exercise right and be physically active, or else you will have a sluggish gut and complications will follow. Being physically active, not only gives you a kick start for the day but also maintains your gut health. It helps in regulating peristalsis and aids digestion which counts for piles recovery.
  • Avoid sedentary habits. Piles are commonly observed among people who have sitting jobs. As a rule, you should switch off from work after every one hour, stretch yourself, drink water, and take a walk. This will help to prevent the development of centripetal obesity, reduce pressure on your rectum, and thereby prevent the tendency to piles.
  • Most importantly, the position you poop is crucial. Those suffering from chronic piles should avoid using Indian toilets. The Western toilet seat is more beneficial as it prevents excessive pressure on your lower abdomen. Also, avoid spending unnecessary time in washrooms.
  • Apple cider vinegar is known for its healing properties. So, make sure you have a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar mixed with a glass of water daily on an empty stomach.

Piles can be miserable, if not tackled within time. A stitch in time saves nine, hence be alert about your body and consult your doctor if you experience any symptoms. Following a healthy lifestyle and diet in your busy schedule will help you enjoy a healthy life and prevent you from contacting any disease.

If you like this blog and anyone reading this blog is suffering from piles do feel free to get in touch with Dr. Rajesh Shah’s associate doctors at Life Force Homeopathy. You may write into us at or give us a call at +91-22-66888888.

– Written by Dr. Kanchan, Associate doctor to Dr. Rajesh Shah

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