Piles – Treatment
The treatments for piles are:
- Naturopathic treatment
- Medical or non-operative treatment
- Injection treatment
- Rubber band legation
- Manual anal dilatation (M.A.D.)
- Infra-red coagulation
- Operative-formal hemorrhoidectomy
While for cases of third and fourth degree piles the only solution lies in a formal operation, called hemorrhoidectomy, in the case of first and second degree piles, Naturopathy works wonders and cure is certain, provided the patient extends full cooperation and adopts the follow-up procedures at home. The treatment part of Naturopathy consists of dietary regimen, hydrotherapy, mud-therapy and yogic exercises. Naturopathic treatment provides relief from constipation and improves the return of blood circulation from pile masses through a cleansing process. i.e. fasting, enema, rest and intake of 8 to 10 glasses of liquids, including lemon water for 5 to 8 days, depending on the condition. Fasting helps in cleansing the blood stream by removing toxins from the blood (toxemia).
As aforesaid, fiberous diet (with roughage) is very important as it makes the stools well formed and does not allow constipation. Besides, treatments like mud packs enema, cold hip bath, warm hip bath and ice pack applied to the anus for 3 minutes are given to cure piles. Hot (two minutes) and cold (half a minute) pack on the anus (alternate) four times each morning and evening is very useful. Exercises including various yogic asanas, are also contributing factors in treating piles.
Fistulae in the anus are a common problem accounting for a quarter of ano-rectal problems. It is generally formed at the outer end of the rectum or anal canal due to infection and spreads to the internal regions of rectum forming a tunnel, through which pus dribbles