Are you experiencing painful bowel movement? Is blood appearing on toilet tissue after wiping? Do you experience pain, extreme itching or burning sensation around your anus? Do you have difficulty sitting down? Are you having painful or swollen area around your anus? And leaking stool when not trying to have a bowel movement? If your answers are yes! then you may be suffering from piles. You’re in the right place because these are piles symptoms.
In the analysis that follows, I’ll walk you through: What is Piles, grades of piles, causes, risk factors, complications, foods (to eat and avoid) and herbal treatment.
Oh! Let’s move on to explanation of each sub head.
What is Piles?
Piles (haemorrhoid) are lumps inside and around your anus (bottom). It’s an unpleasant and uncomfortable medical condition that is painful and itchy.
This will take us to types of piles
Types of Piles
Piles can be divided into either Internal or external piles.
1. Internal piles: They are deeper and initially from above a point 2 – 3 cm inside the back passage (anal canal) above anal canal. This types of piles aren’t always seen outside the anus.
2. External piles: They start near the surface, below a point 2 – 3cm inside the anal canal. This type can enlarge and hang down (prolapse), thereby appearing outside the anus.
Grades of Piles
Piles or haemorrhoid can be grade base on their size and position.
- Grade 1: are common small swellings inside of the back passage. They can’t be felt or seen from the anus.
- Grade 2: when you go to the toilet, they may be partly pushed out from the anus. After some time they shrink in. They are large compared to grade 1.
- Grade 3: when you go to the toilet you may feel one or more small, soft lumps that hang from the anus. They can be push back inside with a finger.
- Grade 4: sometime they are large. They hang down permanently from within the anus and can’t be push inside.
Having explained types and grade of piles, the next subhead will be it risk factors.
The following increases your chances of piles:
1. Persistent cough or lifting heavy object(s).
2. Hereditary factors.
3. Old age.
6. Being overweight.
What are Piles Complications?
The possible complications of piles that hang down is that, they can ‘strangulate‘ cutting of blood supply to the pile. A blood clot can form within the pile which may result in serious pain. The pain gets to a peak after 48 to 72 hours which then goes away slowly between 7 to 10 days.
I’ll be dedicating the next subheads to foods you must eat and ones to avoid when you’re battling with piles or haemorrhoid.
Foods to Eat
Consuming the right diet and avoiding the wrong ones will hasten sufferers quick recovery. They are:
- High fibre rich foods: They soften the stools and allow easy bowel movements. Examples are onions, carrots, avocado, coconut water, water yam, banana, wheat, beans, Irish potatoes, sweet potatoes, cabbage, orange, cucumber, leeks, beets.
- Vegetables: They are effective in treating piles. They should be slightly boil with little oil and salt. They are Amarathus viridis, water leaf, scent leaf, spinach, et cetra.
- Foods that contain unsaturated fat: They allow easy digestion process, lubricate bowel movement thereby reducing strain and friction that occur due to constipation and piles. Good sources are: olive oil, avocado, sesame seeds, cold water fish, walnut.
- Lean meats: Eat lean meats such as fish, chicken and turkey.
- Brown rice: is an important food that is eating by people who are suffering from piles. It is better to consume healthy rice rather than polished rice. Avoid extra polish coat over the rice.
Foods to Avoid
- Processed foods: Contains less nutrients, lot of sodium (salt), saturated fat, ingredients that had been altered from their natural form, sweetened that cause poor digestion and result in constipation. Excellent examples are: mayonnaise, snacks, pie, hot dog, cake, pastries, flour bread, puff puff, pizza, biscuit, candy canned meat, canned vegetables, et cetra.
- Red meat: as well as milk, cheese and other diary products. They must be avoided in order not to worsen your symptoms , if your system can’t digest them.
- Unripe fruits: They negatively affect healthy digestion and can cause constipation.
- Alcohol, tea, and coffee: They cause loss of water from the body that can result in dry stool and worsen your piles.
- Spicy foods: Worsen pain and itching that occur due to piles. Good examples are hot peppers, red chilli and curries.
In addition avoid soft drinks, go to toilet as soon as you feel the urge. Avoid painkillers that contain codeine because they are common cause of constipation.
Finally, this will take us to the most important subhead of this write-up.
This article is not meant to be a substitute where the service of a medical expert is urgently needed.
Piles or Haemorrhoid Herbal Treatment
1. RIPE CARICA PAPAYA (Papaya, Pawpaw in English; Etihi mbakara in Efik;Ideru in Idoma; Okwere,Ojo, Okpurukwa, Okwuru bekoe in Igbo; Mpuer in Tiv; Eto oyinbo in Urhobo; Gwanda in Hausa; Ibepe in Yoruba) Eating ripe papaya fruits on a regular basis soothe the swollen blood vessels providing relive from painful piles.
2. MIMOSA PUDICA ( Touch me not plant, sensitive plant in English; Mata gara kafa in Hausa; Kparochuku, Kpakochuku in Igbo; Patanmon, Padimon in Yoruba; Enada olutu kla in Idoma) Prepare tea decoction of Mimosa pudica. Drink 250ml two times in a day.
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3. CASTOR OIL: soak a cotton ball in castor oil. Apply it on the piles for 15 minutes. Wash it away with cold water. Do it twice daily for one week.
4. DISCOREA ALATA (Africa water yam in English; Esu ewura, Arunfanfan in Yoruba; Isi ovuna in Idoma; Dem pwen in Berom; Agbo tsa bagu in Tiv; Akenedo in Urhobo; Wura in Nupe; Igiora, Udin in Edo; Bakar dooya, Jikin mutum, Sakataa in Hausa; Abire in Ibibio; Ji-m Bala m Bala, Ji-abana, Ngbede, Onoko in Igbo; iyoro buru in Ijo-izon) Cut African Water Yam in to slices. Dry them in the sun. Grind them into powder. Mix them with the same quantity of Organic pure honey. Take 1 tablespoon twice a day.
5. BRYPHYLLUM PINNATTUM (Life plant, Miracle leaf in English; Odundun, Abamoda in Yoruba; Odaa opue in Igbo; Satura in Hausa) Crush the leaf of Bryphyllum Pinnatum leaf into juice. Mix 1 pinch of Black pepper powder ( Uziza in Igbo; Ata iyere in Yoruba; Masooroo in Hausa) with 1 tablespoon of Bryphyllum Pinnatum juice. Take it once a day. Warning! Avoid it if you’re hypertensive.
6. Obtain some BEETS or BEET ROOTS and CARROTS. Blend them into juice. Apply the juice on the swollen veins to get relief from piles.
7. CABBAGE: include Cabbage in your diet by eating it raw. You may steam it before eating.
8. PSYLLIUM SEEDS HUSK: put 1 tablespoon of Psyllium seed husk in 150 ml fresh natural Orange juice. Mix them together and drink. Do it once a day.
9. NEPETA CAPETARIA (Catnip in English; Egba owo opolo in Yoruba) squeeze or crush fresh catnip leaves. Apply it on the affected area twice s day to reduce pain from piles.
10. MANGO SEEDS (Eso mangoro in Yoruba; Ukpo mango in Idoma) Obtain some dried mango seeds. Grind them to powder. Add Organic pure honey to it. Take 1 tablespoon once a day.
11. RIPE BANANA (Ogede omimi, Ogede paranta in Yoruba; Agbo in Idoma; Ayaba in Hausa; Unine, Unere in Igbo) Eat 2 ripe bananas. Eat it twice a day.
13. POMEGRANATE: Eat fresh fruit or drink a cup of Pomegranate natural juice once daily.
14. BAMBOO (Apala, Apaye, Oparun in Yoruba; Otosi in Igbo; Kewal, Kewr in Fulfulde; Gora in Hausa; Songough in Tiv; Okpo in Urhobo; Ochi acho in Idoma) Boil 1 tablespoon of Bamboo seeds in 250 ml water. Strain and drink when it is cool. Do it once daily. Or: Boil the leaves of Bamboo in water. Drink 150 ml twice a day.
15. OCCIMUM GRATISSIMUM (Effirin in Yoruba; Ayeneba in Idoma; Arigbe, Nchuanwu in Igbo; Ayeneba in Idoma; Daddoya in Hausa; Scent leaf, Basil leaf in English) Blend fresh Basil leaves in water to extract it juice. Drink 100 ml twice daily.
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16. CHAMOMILE: Boil either Chamomile flowers or leaves in water. Dip cotton wool in the tea decoction. Apply it over the piles. Do it twice daily.
17. TAMARIND INDICA ( Awin in Yoruba; Icheku in Igbo; Tsamiyar kurm in Hausa; Tamarind in English) contain ethanol that aids in pile treatment which reduce inflammation and shrink the abcess gradually. Tamarind fruit can be consumed dried , fresh , or soak in water and consume afterwards.
18. AFRICAN ASPARAGUS (Shekan bera or Code in Hausa; Aluki, Kadankobe in Yoruba) Obtain some fresh branches of this plant pound them and mix them with some Shea butter(Ori in Yoruba; Gyadar manshanu in Hausa). Apply on the affected area twice daily.
19. CASSIA OCCIDENTALIS (Asundegbe, Papa omode, Abo rere in Yoruba; Tafasaar in Hausa) Grind dry Cassia Occidentalis roots into powder. Take 1 tablespoon of it with water twice a day. Or: Take half tablespoon of this plant seeds powder two times a day with water.
20. ALOE VERA GEL gel (Tinya in Hausa; Ebube agu in Igbo; Ahon Erin in Yoruba) Mix equal quantity of Aloe Vera gel with Sulphur (imi orun in Yoruba; Azu azu in Igbo) to form paste. Apply externally on the pile.
21. Obtain the following items:
Stem bark Anogeissus Leiocarpus (Epo ayin in Yoruba; Atara in Igbo; Farin gamji in Hausa) Bark of Pteleopsis Suberosa (Wuyan giiwan in Hausa; Epo okuku in Yoruba) Tetrapleura Tetrapleura (Aidan, Aridan in Yoruba; Osakirisa in Igbo; Dawo in Hausa; Owoglo in Idoma) Khaya Grandifolia bark (Oganwo in Yoruba; Ono in Igbo; Madachi in Hausa) Allium Sativum ( Garlic in English; Tafarnuwa in Hausa; Alubosa ayu in Yoruba; Ayuu in Igbo) Eugenia Aromatica (Cloves in English; Kanafuru in Yoruba; Kanumfari in Hausa) Picralima Nitida (Eso abere in Yoruba) Allium Ascolanicanicum (Leafy Onion in English; Alubosa Elewe in Yoruba; Alubosa Mai Lawashi in Hausa) Pods of Alligator Pepper seeds (Ose oji in Igbo; Eso atare in Yoruba; Gyanda Marayaji in Hausa) Rhizome of Gladiolus Deleni ( baka in Yoruba) Microcarpum bark (Ogbogbo in Yoruba) Root of Aristolochia Ringen (Egbo Akogun in Yoruba) and Leaves of Calotropis Procera (Tumfafiya in Hausa; Ewe bomubomu in Yoruba)
Pluck the leaves of Calotropis Procera before sunrise because the milky sap in the leaves may turns poisonous.
Tetrapleura Tetrapleura should be cut into pieces and make sure you use the soft part.
All the items mentioned above should be cut into pieces. Put them in a pot fill with water and prepare the decoction. Boil it for 45 minutes. Drink 250 ml with 2 tablespoons of Organic pure honey three times in a day for two weeks.
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