PILES MEANING AND MYTH BEHIND IT
Updated: Mar 18, 2020
PILES MEANING AND MYTH BEHIND IT
1) Confusion Anything causes pain at anal region we start suspecting its Piles or heammorroide. There are many diseases that causes pain at anal region like fissure, fistula, any perianal abscess and lastly piles. There are more chances to have pain at anal region is due to fissure.
Another fearful condition is bleeding per anal or rectum when people see blood coming through anal region its definitely piles or heammorroide. Bleeding coming through anus happens in most diseases like fissure, fistula, colitis heammorroide
Anything causes pain at anal area we start suspecting its Piles or heammorroide. There are many diseases that causes pain at anal region like fissure, fistula, any perianal abscess and lastly piles. There are more chances to have pain at anal region is due to fissure.
Another fearful condition is rectal bleeding. When people see blood coming through anal region. Its definitely piles or heammorroide because symptoms of piles are same . Bleeding coming through anal canal happens in most diseases like anal fissure, fistula, colitis
2) Let's see what is piles?
Piles are swollen rectal blood vessels (veins ) coming outside the anus during defecation.sometimes it doesn't come outside the anus in early stages. When it doesn't come outside that time we couldn't recognized its piles or anything else .
Problem is that nobody wants to expose. Patient is having pain at anal region. And thats why piles is misdiagnosed with fissure, fistula or small abscess, small skin tags. It need physical examination.
3) Types of Piles
There are two types of piles
1) Internal piles - These are rectal blood vessels. Due to chronic constipation and straining for pass stool. Pressure on vessels increase and they start prolapsing it's also called internal hemorroids .
2) External piles - Some times due to increased pressure on vessels get rupture. And form blood clot below skin. It's external piles.
In India piles patients are increase now a days.Because lifestyle changes, excessive hoteling, junk food, low fiber diet. And no awareness about daily exercises. Its start slow down digestive system. Slow down bowel movement and problem begins.
In india there are more myths about piles treatment than its causes. Some people gives secret medicine. Which never be disclosed, some gives ointments, some take out your piles with inserting finger only, some uses theads ( who doesn't know about Ksharsutra )
Last week I examined patient having severe burned wound around anus. I ask what's he using to cure. He answered TOOTHPASTE and I shocked.
This only happens in India, there are large number of quacks treating piles, fistula than qualified Doctors. People also believe them better than qualified Doctors reson not known.
When all treatments are finished there is no way remained then only people trying qualified Doctors unwillingly. There is myth that Doctor always suggests you operations for piles or heammorroide.
This is half truth also because patients tried their best outside the hospitals. When piles not responding any treatment then last is operation remains only option. If patients start visit hospitals early stage it would be definitely cure with medicine or minimal invasive treatment.
There are many invasive therapies. That can save your money and time. With minimal pain, no need of admission in hospital. Like sclero theropy, Rf therapy, rubber band ligation
But if your late then gold standard operation is ligation and excision.
Some tips to avoid heammorroide or piles
1) Drink more water 2) Eat maximum leafy vegetables
3) Eat green salad in every meals 4) Eat handful of black raisins 5) Eat 2 teaspoons of ghee
If you don't get constipated then there are less chance to have piles or heammorroide
So next time we will see all about CONSTIPATION.
DR PRAVIN CHALAK
MAMATA PILES CLINIC, Alephata / Pimpalwandi
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