What are the Different Types of Piles Cures?

Madeleine A.
Madeleine A.
The witch hazel plant provides the astringent commonly used to cleanse and disinfect hemorrhoids.
The witch hazel plant provides the astringent commonly used to cleanse and disinfect hemorrhoids.

Different types of piles cures include applying ointments, inserting suppositories and eating a diet that is high in fiber. In addition, drinking adequate amounts of water, using stool softeners and using an astringent are piles cures that are very effective. In extreme cases, surgery can be done if other piles cures are ineffective. Piles, otherwise known as hemorrhoids, are a type of varicose vein that begins in the rectal or anal areas, and are frequently caused by constipation.

Suppositories may be used to treat piles.
Suppositories may be used to treat piles.

Symptoms of piles include rectal itching, burning irritation, and rectal bleeding. When severe, piles can cause blood clots, which typically requires surgical intervention. Different types of surgical piles cures include laser surgery and and surgically removing them and then stitching up the area. Most of the time, however, home remedies for piles are enough to alleviate the condition.

Generally, over-the-counter hemorrhoid ointments offer rapid relief of pain and itch, and some contain cortisone that helps shrink hemorrhoids. In addition to applying topical hemorrhoid ointment, individuals can rectally insert suppositories that work to shrink internal hemorrhoids. Piles can appear outside the rectal area or inside. Both types, however, cause similar symptoms.

Since constipation is a frequent cause of piles, getting adequate exercise is important to maintain colon health and reduce the risk of constipation. In addition, consuming fruits and vegetables softens the stool so that the individual does not need to strain himself when having a bowel movement. Straining when having a bowel movement not only worsens hemorrhoids, it can also worsen pain and bleeding.

Other piles cures include dabbing the rectal area with an astringent such as witch hazel. This solution reduces swelling of inflamed hemorrhoid tissue and can dramatically ease irritation. In addition, mild astringents do a thorough job of cleansing the rectal area, which is important in the healing process. Hemorrhoids can worsen when they come in contact with irritating stool and urine, so ensuring that the area is clean hastens the healing process.

Taking warm baths, without using bubble baths or strong soaps, can help keep the rectal area clean and increase circulation to the piles, which helps reduce swelling. Frequent warm baths are effective piles cures and should be taken even when other piles cures are being employed. In addition to keeping the area clean and increasing blood flow to the area, warm water also reduces pain and redness. When symptoms persist, despite home remedies, people need to consult their physicians who can recommend alternative piles cures.

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I remember when I was a teenager and I had just moved away from home for university, I had a huge shock when I realized there was blood in my stool.

I rushed to the campus doctor, convinced that I was bleeding internally and possibly dying.

It was a huge humiliation when the doctor examined my rear end and declared that not only was I not dying, but that I had hemorrhoids.

I guess I had gone from the wonders of home cooking to eating at fast food places every night and my body hadn't reacted well.

Having to sit and be lectured about healthy foods by someone who had just stuck a finger up my bum sure put things into perspective for me though, and my problem was quickly cured.


@pleonasm - I think you can tell you sister to try the warm bath treatments as well.

From what I've read, one of the reasons piles are so common in our society (apart from the diet of processed foods so many people rely on) is that we actually go to the toilet all wrong.

Sitting on a chair like toilet actually makes it more difficult to defecate because it closes off one of the valves in the rectum.

People who squat are actually doing it in a more natural position, a position where gravity can help them out and they have to do less straining.

The article where I read this suggested using a small stool to put your feet up next time you are on the toilet, as this will emulate the squatting position and make it easier.

I haven't tried it myself but it makes sense to me that this is the natural position for humans. After all, when we were all living out on the savanna there wouldn't have been many porcelain thrones about.


My sister recently confessed to me that she thought she had a hemorrhoid. She was hoping I happened to know what kinds of treatments there were as it was really uncomfortable and she was too embarrassed to go to the doctor.

I explained that there aren't all that many hemorrhoid treatments, really. The most a doctor can do, other than give you an over the counter cream, is try to remove them, and I can't imagine that would be very pleasant, particularly if she was embarrassed.

The best thing to do was eat as much fiber as you can and try to drink lots of water so that your stool will be soft and you won't have to strain. It's the straining that makes them worse.

Oh, and apparently, using toilet paper, you can sort of push them back inside after a movement.

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