Hemorrhoids are normal vascular structures in the anal canal which help with stool control. Hemorrhoids are called piles when the internal and external veins of the anal region become swollen or inflamed and bleeding occurs. The inflammation on the outside is called external hemorrhoids while the inflammation on the inside is called internal hemorrhoids
Hemorrhoids are present in every human being and it is only when the anal cushions are enlarged is there problems and are then considered abnormal. It is quite common among pregnant women; but can affect people of all ages but more especially elderly.
Hemorrhoids are accompanied by bleeding in most cases.
When bleeding occurs it is termed as bleeding piles. Hemorrhoids are not dangerous and a majority of the people lives with them without undergoing any treatment. But it is advisable to go for treatments as piles can lead to clotting of blood, excessive loss of blood and in some rare cases it may lead to cancer of the rectum or colon.
Ayurveda considers hemorrhoids to be the result of the vitiation of any one of the three doshas i.e. vata, pita or kapha and is a result of the accumulation of toxins in the rectal area. It is classified as a digestive disorder
Symptoms of Hemorrhoids
Protruding of veins in the rectal area
Painful bowel movements
Lump in the anus
Mucus discharge after bowel movement
Causes of Hemorrhoids
Straining during defecation
Irregular bowel habits
Non consumption of foods containing fiber
People with varicose veins
People with diarrhea
Ayurvedic Treatments for Hemorrhoids
Ayurvedic treatments for hemorrhoids start initially with reducing and removing the constipation in an individual and eliminating the pains due to the piles. Panchakarma treatments will be done to remove the toxins accumulated in the rectal area. After the panchakarma treatments the patient will be given rasayana treatments including oral medicines.
Ayurvedic Remedies forHemorrhoids
Drink plenty of water
Consume foods rich in fiber like whole grains, fruits vegetables etc
Do not strain during bowel movement
Always have a regular time in the morning for bowel movement
Take warm baths
Do not sit in hard surface for long time
Consume ghee and butter
Eat easy to digest foods like fruits in large quantities
Make bowel movement easy
Ayurveda Treatment for Gastric & Gastritis
Gastric Ulcer is divided in to various types in ayurveda, depending on the particular dosha in a person and treatments will hence vary with each individual. Whereas medicated enema of sesame, oil and asparagus oil are recommended for the "Vata" type, medicated enema is done with the use of cassia fistula and amalaki for the pita type. In the kapha dosha type, induced vomiting is prescribed using sugarcane juice or salt-water.
Ayurvedic treatments for gastritis include herbal preparations made from medicinal herbs. These medicinal herbs are very effective in the treatment of gastritis. English mallow, Indian gooseberry, licorice, slippery elms are some of the medicinal herbs used in the preparation of herbal medicines for gastritis treatment.