Piles are also known under the name hemorrhoids and they are swollen and inflamed veins that appear in the anus or the lower rectum. Hemorrhoids are very uncomfortable condition and, unfortunately, even a half of the population experiences it during the lifetime. Piles can appear suddenly and at any age. Piles can be located inside the anus and in that case they are called internal piles. On the other hand, when hemorrhoids appear outside the anus, they are cold external piles.
Piles can cause several unpleasant symptoms, such as itching, discomfort and bleeding. The swelling around the anus and a sensitive or painful lump near the anus are also the signs of the piles. Piles may be caused by the intense straining during a bowel movement or any other increased pressure on the veins. Other potential causes of this disorder are chronic diarrhea, constipation, anal intercourse, obesity, and pregnancy.
Homeopathic remedies for piles
In the cases when piles are troublesome and severe, going to a doctor is the best solution. However, certain homeopathic remedies may help in successful treating of hemorrhoids. Before using any of the homeopathic remedies for piles, it is important to consult a qualified homeopath who will recommend the best homeopathic remedy for the specific person, according to the health history of that person.
Aesculus hippocastanum is a homeopathic remedy which is recommended in the cases when the piles are very painful, sore and swollen. This remedy is usually used for internal hemorrhoids, when the person has the sensation of having painful lumps inside the anus. Low back pain may be one of the symptoms that require the use of this remedy. Another homeopathic remedy is Aloe, which is the best solution when hemorrhoids are external and swollen, and are accompanied with diarrhea.
When the piles are sore and are caused by some kind of intense straining, Arnica Montana is the most effective homeopathic remedy, whereas Calcarea fluorica is used for the hemorrhoids that cause itching and bleeding, and are accompanied with diarrhea and constipation. The piles that are sore, itching and cause a burning sensation may be treated with Graphites. On the other hand, if the bleeding piles are internal and cause pain in the lower back and in the rectum, Hamamelis is a homeopathic remedy which is the most helpful for this type of hemorrhoids. Other homeopathic remedies for hemorrhoids that are very effective and beneficial are Nux Vomica, Pulsatilla, Sulphur, and Ignatia.