Hemorrhoids Treatment – Ayurveda Melbourne

July 13, 2018
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Piles Treatments in Melbourne with Ayurveda

By Sajimon George BAMS, AAA, ATMS

Hemorrhoids or piles are dilated or swollen veins (low pressure blood vessels that return blood to the heart) under the rectum around the anal opening.

They occur frequently in the adult general population. Notably, a considerable number of people with hemorrhoids do not complain about symptoms. Many people have hemorrhoids at some point in their lives. Over 50% of the population, in fact, will experience this condition. The prevalence of hemorrhoids is equal between men and women but men are more likely to seek piles treatment.

Causes of Hemorrhoids

  • Sitting for long periods of time can start the hemorrhoidic process
  • Increased straining during bowel movements caused by constipation or diarrhea may lead to hemorrhoids
  • Hypertension, particularly portal hypertension, can also cause hemorrhoids
  • Obesity can be a factor by increasing rectal vein pressure. Poor muscle tone or poor posture can result in too much pressure on the rectal veins
  • Pregnancy may lead to hypertension and increase strain during bowel movements, so hemorrhoids are often associated with pregnancy
  • Cigarette smoking during bowel movements, may worsen hemorrhoids and may lead to severe internal bleeding of veins inside rectum area

Symptoms of Hemorrhoids or Piles

  • Bleeding per rectum
  • Pain in anal region
  • Discharge
  • Anal irritation
  • Secondary anaemia

Main classification of Hemorrhoids

They can be classified into internal and external hemorrhoids. There is a dentate line in the anal canal, which separates two types of anal skin. While the skin above the dentate line is not sensitive to pain, the skin below this line is quite sensitive to pain.

Internal hemorrhoids occur above the dentate line and are, therefore, usually painless. They can cause bleeding or they may push out of (prolapsed) the anal opening when they become quite large.

External hemorrhoids occur below the dentate line and are generally painful. External hemorrhoids can become very distressing when the blood in the hemorrhoid clots and inflammation irritates the nearby pain-sensitive skin.

Ayurvedic View of Hemorrhoids/Piles Treatment in Melbourne

Hemorrhoids are described in the name of Arsha. This is caused by low digestive fire, vitiation of all doshas, especially that of Apana vatha. “Apaana vatha” is one of the five types of Vatha and is located in the testicles, urinary bladder, phallus, umbilicus, thighs, groin, anus and colon. It control functions such as, voiding of urine, normal delivery and excretion of stool etc.

Its vitiation causes accumulation of waste products and varicosity of veins in the rectum etc.. Constant traveling in a sitting posture on a hard seat, chronic constipation and pregnancy are predisposing factors for this vitiation.

Classification in relation to Dosha involvement (Types according to Ayurveda)

  • Vatha Arsha (Hemorrhoids having Vatha dominance) Piles are very hard, rough and blackish in colour. They are very painful usually accompanied by constipation
  • Pitha Arsha (Hemorrhoids having Pitha dominance) Piles are very soft, reddish in colour, inflamed and bleeding. Thirst, diarrhoea, fever may also be present
  • Kaphaja Arsha (Hemorrhoids having Kapha dominance) Piles are whitish, large , soft and slimy with low digestive fire
  • Tridoshaja Arsha (Hemorrhoids having Tridosha dominance) Combination of above mentioned symptoms
  • Raktha Arsha (Bleeding Piles)
  • Sahaja Arsha (Hereditary Piles)

Line of treatment for Hemorrhoids and Piles

Treatment for hemorrhoids (Arsha) should be carried out in four ways with each piles treatment in Melbourne having its specific indications.

These are:

1. Medical management (Bheshaja chikitsa)

This mode of piles treatment can cure first degree hemorrhoids. In other degrees of piles it may be used along with other procedures. This treatment is done after assessing dosha predominance.

2. Operative management (Sastra chikitsa) – Application of Kshara-sutra Therapy.

In this process of piles treatment in Melbourne, hemorrhoids are tied off at its base (pedicle) by Kshara-sutra or specially processed thread with medicines. By the principle of pressure necrosis, it prevents blood supply to the respective pile mass immediately. Eventually hemorrhoids shrink, shrivel up, die and ultimately fall off within 10 days, leaving some scar tissue which supports the corresponding veins in that area, preventing them to distend or bulge further.

3. Application of Ayurvedic Kshara (Caustics made of Ayurvedic herbs)

It is a non-surgical procedure of Ayurveda indicated for the management of hemorrhoids. A medicine (alkaline in nature) derived from a combination of various herbs is applied to the pile mass with the help of a special slit proctoscope. It is a type of chemical cauterization. The Kshara karma method of treating piles has been described in detail in the Ayurvedic classical text Sushruta Samhitha. The details of preparation of the herbal combination are mentioned in Sushruta Samhitha. Application of kshara is considered superior over other procedures used for the treatment of hemorrhoids or piles.

4. Cauterisation or Agnikarma

Agnikarma in the form of thermal cautery is a suitable procedure in the excision of sentinel piles and anal warts falling in Vatha Kaphaja type of Arsha.

Do’s and Don’ts for Hemorrhoids

Do’s

  • Drink Plenty of fluids
  • Do take adequate fibers in the diet
  • Exercise regularly. Walking is the one of the best things
  • Train yourself for regular food intake of lunch and dinner
  • Lose weight, if you are overweight
  • Chew your food properly which enable digestion
  • Take buttermilk, onion, leafy vegetables and gree gram etc
  • You should not eat any food which is hard to digest
  • You should also cut back on spicy and oily foods
  • Increase your intake of okra, spinach, carrots, radish and yam in your everyday menu
  • Exercise regularly
  • Drink plenty of water and other fluids—at least 10 glasses a day.
  • Eat foods, which are good sources of fibre, such as whole grain or bran, cereals and breads, fresh vegetables and fruits, and, if necessary, add bran to your foods (about three to four tablespoonfuls per day)
  • Keep the anal area clean
  • Take warm baths
  • The hot poultice of dry radish is very good in non-bleeding piles
  • Have enough sleep

Don’ts

  • Don’t sit too much on a hard surface because it can restrict blood flow around the anal area
  • Don’t sit in the toilet for long periods. This position causes extra pressure on the anal area
  • Don’t drink coffee or alcohol
  • Hurry, worry and curry is absolutely not advisable for a piles patient
  • Don’t lift heavy objects. Even if you lift anything heavy exhale and don’t hold your breath
  • Don’t use laxatives regularly as it may become a habit and cause the bowels to lose its ability to function normally
  • Don’t consume any medication directly; this can be harmful for your stomach as well as diseases
  • To stop bleeding from piles, you can take black sesame seeds, powdered and mixed with fresh ghee or butter

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In any means, we, Ayur clinic team is not claiming to be a medical doctor neither we registered in the Australian medical board. The word doctor used here is only to represent or to refer the Ayurveda doctors recognized in India after achieving a Bachelor of ayurvedic medicine and surgery qualification. This qualification is recognized in Australia as a naturopath by Vetassess governing body. The information provided on this website is designed to provide helpful information on the medical subjects discussed. Information on this website should not be considered as a replacement for advice and consultation from a healthcare expert. This content or information is not meant to be used, nor should it be used, to diagnose or treat any medical condition. For treatment or diagnosis of any medical condition or difficulties, consult a doctor. The publisher and creator are not responsible for any specific health or allergy needs that may require medical supervision and are not liable for any damages or negative consequences from any treatment, application or use, to any person reading or following the data or information in this website. References are provided for informational purposes only. Readers should be aware that the linked websites listed on this website may change. This site does not recommend or support the self-management of health issues using the information provided on the website. Instead, we insist you to consult with a qualified Ayurvedic doctor for guidance. Information on this site is not comprehensive and does not cover all physical conditions, illnesses, weaknesses or their treatment. Contact your healthcare professional promptly if you have any health-related questions. Never neglect or delay medical advice based upon the information you may have read on this site.


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