Piles are hemorrhoid that become inflamed. As hemorrhoids, are vascular structures in the anal canal. In their normal state, they are cushions that help with stool control. They are full of blood vessels, support tissue, muscle and elastic fibers. They become a disease when swollen or inflamed.
They occur in all age group, most often between the ages of 20 and 50 years.
In Ayurveda, Arsha is another name of Piles. Ayurvedic medicines can help in stopping bleeding, itching, pain and anal discomfort due to piles. Ayurvedic remedies work on the principle of correcting digestion problem, improving liver function, reducing swelling and terminating constipation.
Ayurveda approaches piles in many ways. This includes diet, lifestyle, herbal supplements, medication, exercise and even massage. Since constipation is one of the main causes of piles, most of the treatment is focused on ensuring good digestive health.