Piles Symptoms, Causes & Treatments | Home Remedies

Piles are scientifically known as hemorrhoids and are caused by inflammation of the tissues located in the anus area.

Overview Piles

Piles Symptoms
Piles Symptoms

Piles are very painful and can mainly occur amongst people over 50 years of age. The symptoms of Piles are apparent and can be identified during the onset itself.

Facts About hemorrhoids

  • The collection of veins and tissue become inflamed and swollen. 
  • The sizes of Piles vary from person to person. Also, they can be found both inside and outside the anus.
  • Chronic diarrhea, pregnancy, constipation, and strain during passing stool are a few significant reasons for piles’ occurrence.
  • A physical examination form a medical health expert can quickly identify the hemorrhoids and its grade. Generally, grade 3-4 hemorrhoids require surgery.


The majority of the time, piles occur and resolve on their own. Somehow, individuals experiencing the problem may have the following symptoms.

  • Pain and blood in passing stool
  • Hard and painful lump surrounding the anus area. The collected blood clots that form hemorrhoids in the outer area of the anus are known as external hemorrhoids.
  • The vague feeling even after passing the stool can be the cause of piles.
  •  the skin surrounding the anus area becomes red and itchy

Severe Symptoms Of Piles

  • Excess anal bleeding leading to anaemia
  • Inability to control bowel movement
  • Anal infection

Home Remedies To Treat Piles

  • Aloe vera

Historically, aloe Vera is known to treat hemorrhoids and several other named conditions. Just apply a little aloe Vera gel on the hemorrhoids daily and see them getting healed.

  • Mustard oil

Apply mustard oil on the skin surrounding the anus area every day at least twice.

  • Oral laxative

Oral laxatives can help in easy passing up of those tools and relieving the pain in the anus area.

  • A warm bath with Epsom salt

A warm bath is always soothing for piles. Arrange for a big tub in which you can immerse the entire body for at least 20 minutes. It is quite effective in relieving constipation and any body pain.

  • Pain relieving ointments

Pain reliever ointment for hemorrhoids can provide immediate relief from swelling and help in faster healing. Please avoid using any ointment for more than a week, no matter how soothing it is.

  • Cold Compress 

Applying ice in the swollen anus area for at least 15 minutes in a day can give an effective relief against hemorrhoids. This is indeed one of the best treatments ever. Never apply ice directly to the affected area but cover it up with a cloth and then use it.

How To Prevent Hemorrhoids?

  • Physically active
  • Eat digestive food
  • Drink plenty of water
  • Use stool softener

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