What Causes Piles?

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  • Anonymous
    3 years ago


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  • LillyB
    Lv 7
    5 years ago

    Constipation is what causes piles and also sitting on a western style toilet. We are designed to defecate in a squat position which relieves the ppressure on the snal muscles. Have a look at the information on this website for really comprehensive information on how to ret rid of piles. Constipation section: http://www.detoxonline.co.uk/index.php/constipatio... piles: http://www.detoxonline.co.uk/index.php/piles-about...

  • 5 years ago

    Anyone at any age can be affected by haemorrhoids. They are very common, with about 50% of people experiencing them at some time in their life. However, they are usually more common in elderly people and during pregnancy. Researchers are not certain what causes haemorrhoids. "Weak" veins - leading to haemorrhoids and other varicose veins - may be inherited.

    It's likely that extreme abdominal pressure causes the veins to swell and become susceptible to irritation. The pressure can be caused by obesity, pregnancy, standing or sitting for long periods, straining on the toilet, coughing, sneezing, vomiting, and holding your breath while straining to do physical labour.

    Diet has a pivotal role in causing - and preventing - haemorrhoids. People who consistently eat a high- fibre diet are less likely to get haemorrhoids, but those who prefer a diet high in processed foods are at greater risk of haemorrhoids. A low-fibre diet or inadequate fluid intake can cause constipation, which can contribute to haemorrhoids in two ways: it promotes straining on the toilet and it also aggravates the haemorrhoids by producing hard stools that further irritate the swollen veins.

    How do I know if I have piles?

    First, your doctor will look at the anal area, perhaps by inserting a lubricated gloved finger or an anoscope (a hollow, lighted tube for viewing the lower few inches of the rectum) or a proctoscope (which works like an anoscope, but provides a more thorough rectal examination).

    More procedures may be needed to identify internal haemorrhoids or rule out other ailments that frequently cause anal bleeding, such as anal fissure, colitis, Crohn's disease, and colorectal cancer.

    To see further into the anal canal (into the lower, or sigmoid, colon), sigmoidoscopy may be used, or the entire colon may be viewed with colonoscopy. For both procedures, a lighted, flexible viewing tube is inserted into the rectum. A barium X-ray can show the entire colon's interior. First a barium enema is given and then X-rays are taken of the lower gastrointestinal tract.

    What are the treatments for piles?

    There are treatments for piles available from pharmacies or through a GP.

    Creams, ointments and suppositories can help relieve swelling and inflammation symptoms in the short term. A GP may recommend corticosteroid cream for severe inflammation.

    Warm (but not hot) sitz baths are a traditional therapy for piles: sit in about 8 cm of warm water for 15 minutes, several times a day, especially after a bowel movement.

    Painkillers, such as paracetamol, can help relieve pain caused by piles. Products with local anaesthetic may be prescribed to treat painful haemorrhoids.

    If you are constipated, a GP may recommend using a laxative.

    However, these treatments do not get rid of the haemorrhoids themselves.

    If you are pregnant, discuss any treatment, including dietary changes, with your doctor before proceeding.

    If symptoms persist, your doctor may suggest one of the following procedures. Many can be performed as a day-case:

    Injection or sclerotherapy. An internal haemorrhoid can be injected with a solution that creates a scar and closes off the haemorrhoid. The injection will only hurt a little.

    Banding. Prolapsed haemorrhoids are often removed using rubber-band ligation. A special tool secures a tiny rubber band around the haemorrhoid, shutting off its blood supply almost instantly. Within a week, the haemorrhoid shrivels and falls off.

    Coagulation or cauterisation. Using either an electric probe, a laser beam, or an infrared light, a tiny burn painlessly seals the end of the haemorrhoid, causing it to close off and shrink. This is most useful for prolapsed haemorrhoids.

    Surgery. For large internal haemorrhoids or extremely uncomfortable external haemorrhoids (such as thrombosed haemorrhoids that are too painful to live with), your doctor may choose traditional surgery, called haemorrhoidectomy.

    The success rate for haemorrhoid removal approaches 95%, but unless dietary and lifestyle changes are made, haemorrhoids may recur.

  • 4 years ago

    The most common causes of hemorrhoids are straining during bowel movements and obesity. Follow these essential hemorrhoid prevention tips and you may not even have to delve into any hemorrhoid treatments https://tr.im/0Ase6

    If you’re straining during bowel movements, there is no doubt that you are suffering from constipation, and obesity only heightens your chance of experiencing these digestive issues. The best solution for hemorrhoids is to not have them at all!

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  • 5 years ago

    cut down on fried foods,spicy food like hot curries,do not eat when too hot and coming from microwave.

    eat lot less in one go but chew it well and eat slowly.

    do not talk while eating and keep mouth closed.

    eat more fibre like rice and potatoes,sweet potatoes and more fruits like pears and prunes dried one,figs and dates.soak in a glass of water at night 1 fig,2 dates and 1 prune.first thing in the morning on empty stomach eat these things and drink water then eat any cereals.

    eat more lentils,fresh vegetables like spiich.eat more cucumber and reddishes etc

    drink plenty water but not with meals.eat fruits and salads separately.

    do not eat much chips,pizza and fast foods or junk foods

  • 5 years ago


  • Mr E
    Lv 7
    5 years ago

    back pressure of the hemorrhoidal venous plexus, often from nerve interference. see an hio method chiropractor.

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