A real instance-

Mr. Sharma is almost 60 years and clinically obese. He also suffers from chronic constipation. A couple of weeks ago, he had excruciating pain around his anal region when he tried to pass stool in the morning. In addition to this, there was this incessant itching around his anal region also. The next morning, the same pain was there and as he stood up he saw blood on the toilet seat. This scared him.

Are you somebody who can identify with the above-mentioned scenario? Don’t worry as you belong to that 14 percent of people in India who suffer from this painful condition. The biggest factors that contribute to the development of piles are increasing consumption of high-calorie diet and maintenance of a sedentary lifestyle.

Piles is considered as one of the most painful diseases one can suffer from. With each passing grade, the pain aggravates and the condition worsens. There are several treatment options available for treating piles but the real challenge lies in choosing the appropriate treatment option. Before getting into surgical intervention, you can try various home remedies to get instant relief from the pain and bleeding!

Do home remedies really work?

Fortunately, to ease out the pain you can try the below-mentioned tips following which you need to makes some changes in your lifestyle as well as consume a healthy diet.

  • Applying astringent such as witch hazel in the affected area can help in shrinking of the anal tissues.

  • Coconut oil helps in reducing the swelling as well as inflammation. It acts as a natural healer and moisturizer.

  • Drinking at least 1.5-2 liters of water daily helps to make the stool soft which doesn’t irritate the swollen area.

  • Applying aloe vera in the swollen area helps to remove the itching as well as the burning sensation.

  • Putting an ice pack in the inflamed area for 15 minutes gives immediate relief from the pain and burning.

Lifestyle Changes-

With the growing number of sitting jobs, we tend to maintain a lifestyle with minimum physical activity. Our jobs don’t even leave us enough time to sit and eat a proper meal. We end up eating a lot of junk which puts extra pressure on our digestive system to work harder. This only increases the pressure in the anorectal region. The other factors that put you at risk of developing piles are-

  • Chronic constipation/diarrhea

  • Obesity

  • Lifting heavyweights

  • Pregnancy

  • Excessive straining during a bowel movement

These factors can be easily avoided if you follow a healthy diet plan and keep an attentive eye on your weight!

  • Diet- Piles largely occur due to excessive straining caused by chronic constipation. Hence, dietary changes are vital to keeping the bowel movements smooth and regular. In order to do this, eat a high-fiber diet that includes lots of fruits and vegetables or whole wheat grains. Drink at least 1.5-2 liters of water daily to keep the stools regular and soft. Avoid caffeine as much as possible because this tends to dehydrate the body.

Incorporate these food items such as Kidney beans, black beans, almonds, pecans, lentils, peas whole grain flour, oatmeal, berries, grapes, tomatoes, kale, watermelon, cauliflower, sprouts, green peas, cucumbers, celery, bell peppers, bananas, apples, figs, apricots, dates in your daily meal to meet required amount of daily fiber intake.

It is best if you avoid any high-calorie food items as this will not digest properly and cause irregular bowel movements. White bread and bagels, milk, cheese, and other dairy products, meat, processed foods such as frozen meals and fast food, caffeinated drinks, spicy food should be avoided as much as possible.

  • Bodyweight- Obesity or being overweight is one of the main factors of developing piles. It is best to maintain a healthy weight to avoid straining and put pressure on the anorectal veins. A healthy weight can be maintained by exercising regularly.

Medications-

Symptoms of piles can be managed using several medications. This helps to ease out the pain and provide some relief. Over-the-counter (OTC) medicines such as painkillers, ointments, creams, and pads can help with the redness and swelling around the anal region.

    • Corticosteroids- These are used to provide relief for inflamed areas of the body.

    • Laxatives- These make the stools soft and helps reduce pressure on the anal region.

All these home remedies have helped cure piles in Grade I and grade II stages. When piles remain hanging out or become thrombosed (formation of a blood clot), then doctors recommend surgery. If you have never been under-the-knife and skeptical about it, then laser treatment is the most appropriate option for you!

Laser Treatment For Piles-

All the above-mentioned treatment options, take time to cure the piles. These don’t even treat the piles permanently. With the advancement of technology in the health sector, there is an emergence of non-invasive surgical options. One such option is laser surgery. Apart from treating hemorrhoids without any cut or incision, this is absolutely pain-free as well as reduces the risk of infection largely. The whole procedure takes hardly half an hour to complete. The patient is able to go back home on the same day of the surgery also. Another benefit of this treatment option includes is that these can be performed in any age group. The recovery period is only two days as there is minimum bleeding during the procedure. This is the best treatment option for people who are looking for a pain-free treatment option and want a fast recovery. So, don’t wait anymore and visit your nearest laser clinic to know more!

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here