Piles in another word known as “hemorrhoids” is swollen veins found in and around the anus and rectum. They can be either internal or external. Piles are caused due to increased pressure in the lower rectum. This may be caused due to chronic constipation, chronic diarrhea, by lifting heavy weights, pregnancy and straining when passing a stool.

There are many treatments available in Ayurveda. Depends upon the nature and the severity of the diseases, the treatment also varies.

Medication, or bhaishajya chikitsa:

Most of the minor piles can be treated with this medication. As per your medical practitioner advice, follow the lifestyle changes and diet plan in order to prevent the reoccurrence.

Herbal application, or kshara:

Kshara is a caustic, alkaline paste used to manage piles. The glue is made of herbal mix and has a searing activity. Kshara is applied to the hemorrhoid using a specialized device called a slit proctoscope. In Ayurveda medicine, Kshara karma method is considered to be the best approach for treating hemorrhoids.

Surgical intervention, or sastra chikitsa:

As per your Ayurvedic practitioner, he may recommend a therapy called kshara sutra.Kshara sutra utilizes special medicated thread to tie a hemorrhoid off at the base. This cuts off the blood supply to the vein, allowing the piles to shrink over the next 7 to 10 days. It will shrivel and detach on its own. This more invasive approach will be considered only when other treatments are not effective.

Cauterization, or agnikarma:

External hemorrhoids can be cauterized using infrared heat. Your Ayurvedic expert may offer burning off the hemorrhoids. Cauterization will produce some pain.

 Before undergoing any procedures, Please consult with your ayurveic practitioner, risks and side effects too involved, depends upon the severity of the treatment.