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Hemorrhoids commonly referred to as piles are swollen and inflamed veins in the last part of the intestine called as rectum and the anal opening from where fecal is eliminated from the body, anus. Due to several factors the walls of the blood vessels stretch and bulge get irritated, causing pain, discomfort and bleeding during bowel movements

Causes of Hemorrhoids or Piles

  • Prolonged sitting   
  • Constipation and increases straining during bowel movements
  • Hypertension
  • Obesity accompanied with poor muscle tone or posture
  • Pregnancy increase strain during bowel movements  
  • Severe smoking
  • Continuous diarrhea
  • Poor fiber less diet
  • Aging


Hemorrhoids are classified into external or internal hemorrhoids depending on the location of vein swelling and inflammation in the lowest part of the intestine. External hemorrhoids develop in the exterior skin covering the anus. The veins swell and form clots causing severe pain and bleeding from the anus especially during bowel movement. This condition increases the risk of infections and complications. Internal hemorrhoids are developed inside the rectum and generally don’t hurt as they have only few pain-sensing nerves.


According to Ayurveda, hemorrhoids are developed from the vitiation of doshas in the body mainly the Apana vatha that control functions such as excretion of urine and stool from the body. Vitiation of doshas causes accumulation of waste products and varicosity of veins resulting in constipation and pain followed by bleeding during bowel movements.
Vaidya Ayurveda hospital offers safe and effective ayurvedic treatments for hemorrhoids. The treatment plan includes Ksharasoothram and Kshara karma therapy to provide instant relief from piles. Ksharasoothram therapy uses a medical alkaline thread seasoned with herbal medication and is used
to cut off the blood supply to the hemorrhoids. This method of treatment eventually cut and heals the unhealthy tissues in the rectum and anus causing bleeding and also reduces the chances of recurrence.
Kshara karma therapy is an ayurvedic treatment technique to manage more severe hemorrhoids. This treatment technique also follows almost same method in which a probe is passed through the anal canal and to outside and is tied together. The Kshara Sutra gradually cuts, curettes, drains and heals the condition and controls the risk of infection and facilitates drainage of pus.

Advantages of Ksharasoothram and Kshara karma Therapy to treat hemorrhoids  

  • Safe and effective parasurgical procedure 
  • Cost-effective  
  • Reduce the chances for recurrence and infection
  • No requirement for surgical complications  
  • No side effects
  • Faster healing and recovery from the condition

Vaidya Ayurveda hospital offers safe and effective treatment options to patients who are diagnosed with internal or external hemorrhoids through complete natural and ayurvedic procedures and herbal medications that pacify the doshas and causes of the condition. Along with the treatment procedures, we also focus on the overall well being of the patient through complete diagnoses and treatment plan that recovers and rejuvenates the body system for well being. To know more about hemorrhoids treatment and treatment costs, book an appointment now.


Authored By: Dr. Kiran B Nair

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