PILES/HAEMORRHOIDS You might have come across the term piles, completely clueless to what it means. Piles is just another term for hemorrhoids, an abnormality in the rectum where the veins of the rectal lining swell up. Hemorrhoids can be a very embarrassing disorder, and those who are afflicted will tell of how painful it is to lose their bowels. Pregnant women are more likely to develop hemorrhoids due to the pressure the baby has on their rectal area. Continous pressure in the anal area, whether voluntary or involuntary, can cause the veins of the rectum to become engorged with blood, causing what all people know as hemorrhoids. Constipation can play a huge part in the development of hemorrhoids, and even pregnancy can influence its formation as well. Some doctors say that developing hemorrhoids can be genetic, while others say it has nothing to do with the genes. No matter what the cause of piles disease is, know that there is a hemorrhoids treatment available for you to try out. There’s a lot of evidence these days that a natural piles treatment is the best option to cure piles for good.
An anal fissure (fissure-in-ano) is a small, oval shaped tear in skin that lines the opening of the anus. Fissures typically cause severe pain and bleeding with bowel movements. Fissures are quite common in the general population, but are often confused with other causes of pain and bleeding, such as hemorrhoids.
Anal fistula, also known as fistula-in-ano, is a condition wherein a tunnel-like track is developed in the perennial region with one or multiple external openings near the anus area which leads to internal opening in the mucosa of the rectum or the anal canal.
In Ayurveda, anal fistula is termed as ‘Bhagandara’ and is classified on the basis of the site and shape of the fistula track. The complex ischio-rectal fistula also known as the horse-shoe fistula has been referred to and dealt in detail in the classical Ayurveda text – Sushruta tracing back in 300 A.D. Ayurveda suggested the Ksharsutra treatment and is absolutely relevant even today.
The symptoms subside when the abscess or boil bursts spontaneously causing discharge. These boils heal for a short period but recur after a while. There is no definite cause for it but sometimes the fissure in ano gets affected and infection travels down to form a track or fistula and sometimes there is a previous history of ano-rectal abscess.