Piles are scientifically known as hemorrhoids and are a common health problem around the world. There are a number of piles treatment in the market that helps to treat piles and also provide relief from piles symptoms.
What Is Piles?
Piles are swollen and inflamed veins or collective tissue along the anal area. There are two types of piles, internal piles, and external piles. Internal piles are more common and are located 2-4 cm inside the opening of the anus. External piles occur alongside the edges of the anus.
In most cases, piles symptoms are not serious and fade on their own after a few days. Piles symptoms include.
- A hard and painful lump around the anus.
- Trouble in passing stool.
- Irritation, itching, and pain around the anus.
- Pain during the passing of stool.
- Infection and bleeding from the anus.
Classification Of Piles/Hemorrhoids
Piles/Hemorrhoid is classified into four grades depending on the severity of the disease.
- Grade I: These are small sized inflammations along the inside lining of the anus and are hardly visible.
- Grade II: A bit larger in size from grade I. Usually protrude out of the anus during the passing of stool.
- Grade III: This type of piles is known as prolapsed hemorrhoids. They appear outside the anus and patients may feel them hanging from the rectum. They can be easily re-inserted.
- Grade IV: It is the extreme form of hemorrhoid, which cannot be pushed back in and needs immediate treatment. They are quite large.
Piles usually heal up on their own after a few days but there are many treatments that you can implement to reduce the irritation and discomfort of its symptoms and boost the healing process.
The various piles treatments are as follows:
1. Self-care With Dietary Changes
- Do not spend a long amount of time on the toilet as it can cause a lot of strain of the anus.
- Drink lots of water to keep your stool from drying.
- Add fiber-rich food to your diet such as cereals, green leafy vegetables, whole grain etc.
- Avoid drinking coffee or any other caffeine-rich liquid.
There are a number of medications that can be taken as a piles treatment.
- A number of creams, ointments, and suppositories can be bought from pharmacies that help to relieve pain and minimize swelling.
- Corticosteroid creams help remove inflammation in and around the anus which helps remove lumps but make sure not to use this cream for more than a week as it can make the skin thinner.
- Painkillers can be lifesavers at the time. Painkillers such as paracetamol are very effective in minimizing the irritation and pain of hemorrhoids. Make sure not to use codeine painkillers while suffering from piles as they might cause constipation
- Laxatives help to keep you stool thin and aid in bowel movement which makes it easier to pass stool while suffering from hemorrhoids.
3. Non-surgical Treatments
Depending on the severity of the diseases, non-surgical treatments might also come in handy.
- Banding is a piles treatment that involves placing a tight elastic band around the base of the lump to cut blood supply to it. Hemorrhoid will fall off within a week of having this treatment.
- Injection is also used in some cases to numb the nerve ending and relieve pain. This type of treatment is known as sclerotherapy
- Electrotherapy is also a very effective piles treatment for small internal piles. A small amount of current is passed through hemorrhoid, which helps thicken the blood in hemorrhoid, which in turns shrinks it.
In extreme cases of piles, Surgery becomes inevitable. According to the number 1 in 10 patients suffering from piles have to resort to surgery as their treatment.
5. Herbal Treatment
By far the safest and cheapest pile’s treatment is with the use of herbal products. ByeBye Piles a product by ABFA group of companies is one such herbal product that cures both internal and external piles. It is highly effective in removing piles. It does not contain any chemical materials, unlike other products in this list, which may cause adverse effects in the future.