- by Bangalore Baptist Hospital
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- Oct 26 2017
WHAT IS PILES? HOW IS IT TREATED?
Commonly called as Piles, Hemorrhoids are swollen veins in the anus and lower rectum. The hemorrhoids can be either internal or external. The internal ones develop inside the anus or rectum while the external ones develop outside it.
It causes severe pain and itching also making it difficult to sit down.
How do you know if you have piles? What are the symptoms?
Piles has some noticeable signs which you will notice/experience:
- Severe irritation around the anus
- Painful bowel movements
- Itchy lump/swelling near the anus
- Painless bleeding during bowel movements
Although the cause for hemorrhoids is not known, some of the possible factors include straining during bowel movements, sitting for long hours and constipation. Low fiber diet and obesity could also be reasons. It could also be hereditary as family members having hemorrhoid increases your chances.
If you experience constant discomfort or blood loss, it is advisable to consult a doctor to get diagnosed. The diagnosis is simple because the lumps will be easily visible and felt.
How do you prevent piles?
You can incorporate certain measures to reduce you chances of getting piles:
- Have a high fiber diet
- Increase fluid intake
- Avoid sitting for long hours
- Regular exercise
What is the treatment for piles?
In many cases the hemorrhoids resolve without any treatment. Doctors recommend certain lifestyle changes to relieve the symptoms. Switching to a high fiber diet or taking fiber supplements can make passing stool easier. Painkillers, creams and ointments will help ease the pain and irritation. If after a couple of weeks the piles don’t got then there are certain non-surgical treatments your doctor will suggest to help you get rid of them.
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