INTRODUCTION TO HAEMORRHOIDS (PILES)

Hemorrhoids, according to the Greek language, haima means bloodand rhoos means flowing. Each of us have veins around the anus that tend to stretch under pressure. An increased pressure within the abdomen (due to repeated straining at stool, pressure of fetus during pregnancy, obesity etc.) may cause blood to stagnate and collect in the blood vessels causing them to swell and bulge out of the anal opening (opening through which stool passes). These swollen veins are calledpiles or hemorrhoids.

According to homeopathic philosophy, disease has been defined as a derangement or disruption of the vital force, which manifests itself as signs and symptoms. The understanding of the disease is hence essential as it helps in the analyses of the case and selection of the homeopathic medicine. so first lets learn about this disease.