Haemorrhoids, also known as Piles, are enlarged and swollen blood vessels which are in or around the lower rectum and the anus. Most of the time you are not aware of having haemorrhoids but in most cases you will feel a small lump which is just inside or outside the anus.
Bleeding from a pile though not serious, can be scary when first discovered .
Constipation, pregnancy, ageing, hereditary factors, heavy lifting or even chronic cough are few common factors that can cause piles. While smaller piles disappear as the constipation is better , some may have symptoms of bleeding, itching and pain and mucus discharge while passing stool.
Most of the time Piles are painless, but when there is a tear or crack in the lining of the lower rectum, there is a formation of anal fissure which is usually associated with lot of pricking , burning pains . Cancer of the rectum, tumors and other inflammatory conditions need to be ruled out to finally diagnose the condition as Anal Fissure.Fissure can be very painful with pain lasting for several hours after defecation and associated itching. Constipation , repeated diarrhoea and strains during childbirth are some of the contributing factors.
Sometimes there is another condition wherein a small channel is formed with its internal opening in the anal canal and the external opening in the skin near the anus– is known as a Fistula. Crohn’s disease, an infection near the anus forming an abscess, diverticulitis and tuberculosis can be few causes of anal Fistula. Symptoms associated are skin irritation, swelling and redness of the anal region and a constant oozing or discharge from the anus and pain on slightest movement like sitting down or cough .
Treatment and Prevention :
Increasing fibre and fluid intake in diet have an important role to play in prevention .
Avoid straining and treat constipation if any -which is most useful to avoid recurrence.
Surgery where medicinal line of treatment has not worked or if the piles are of severe intensity.
Homeopathy— Homeopathy has an important role to play and is inline as the next option available to patients who do not want to go for surgery . Not only does it give immediate relief from stabbing ,pricking and burning pains but also stops the bleeding.
Homeopathy works in both acute and chronic stage. Homeopathic medicines will not only cure constipation if any and also help in curing other related problems like fissures etc.
Homeopathy treats the man in the disease, hence each patient suffering from piles/fissure will have a different remedy according to his or her signs and symptoms.
Homeopathy will correct the underlying disturbed gastric system like chronic acidity/ gastritis and constipation and improve the anal mucosa.
Homeopathic remedies are not habit forming and can stop the need to take laxatives which the patient has been used to taking since many months or years,
These medicines are safe , harmless and has no toxic substances.
We have always heard that we are product of our thoughts, but never imagined that it is scientifically true as well. Till date we believed that we are controlled by our genes but that’s not true .Its actually the perception or beliefs that select our cells or genes and hence our behaviour. With the help of epigenetics, meaning ‘on top of genes’ or ‘in addition to genes’, biologists find out that epigenetics are the factors that determine how and when a gene is expressed. Epigenetics is a new type of science gaining popularity in the scientific world today by research conducted by wellknown biologists namely Bruce Lipton and many others. Our cells get influenced by the external and environmental factors around us and hence accordingly turn our genes on and off. He explained this with the help of an experiment, wherein same cells were placed in 3 different medium’s – and the outcome of these same cells were different- due to the environment in which they were placed.. ..cells from one dish became bone ,another became muscle while the cells in the third dish became fat. This means, the environment determined the fate of these cells and not their genetic pattern. Similarly, moving our body from one environment to another alters the composition of our blood ( which is the culture medium).Hence this environment affect our cells and their behaviour. In other words, our thoughts and perception have an overwhelming effect on our behaviour! And changing our perception, our thoughts will change the activity of our cells too… In simplest terms, we need to change the way we think in order to heal ourselves……we are not in control of our genes rather it’s the environment that selects the gene .So it is how we see things or perceive them , i.e our beliefs are altering our biology.
This is what Homeopathy is all about, rather this is what spiritual leaders have discovered many many years ago! Homeopathy treats the person as a whole—mind and body together .Any emotional or physical stress caused to the individual ,the way he has perceived it and reacted to that situation decides the disease and hence the correct remedy or medicine which removes this perception. This perception, like in cases of congenital diseases is analysed from the time of conception and the intrauterine life, while in cases of autoimmunity like rheumatoid arthritis or Parkinsons, detailed history is taken of the patient to understand the environment or stress in which his perception changed and thereafter started getting symptoms.
In short, the new science of epigenetics promises that every person on the planet has the opportunity to become who they really are, complete with unimaginable power and the ability to operate from, and go for, the highest possibilities, including healing our bodies and our culture and living in peace. And that we are responsible not only for ourselves but our health too!