Common Myths about Piles (Haemorrhoids)

January 20, 2017

Sunil, 32, Account Executive says, “I thought that only elderly people get piles disease. At first, it was hard to admit that I had ‘piles’ myself. They gradually got worse due to my job and having to spend so much time sitting down. Finally, I visited a homeopath. Today I am free of symptoms – after taking piles treatment in homeopathy.”

Like Sunil, there are many people who suffer from piles problem but few openly discuss! This secrecy can create embarrassment and even mystery around something that’s actually not complicated. The myths become so much deep rooted in the minds of people that eventually, the myths turn into facts and they live their life with the disease and the myths about it.

It is important for you to know the facts about piles for believed common myths in order to prevent or treat the condition before it becomes worse!

Common myths about Piles –

Myth: Once I get piles, they will be a recurring problem for me.

Fact: This isn’t always the case, especially for people who develop piles due to a temporary situation, such as pregnancy, childbirth or straining through a difficult bowel movement. It is important to note that piles treatment in homeopathy is effective. Along with the treatment, you need to take care of your lifestyle habits and dietary pattern for a permanent cure.

Also Read: 10 things that may make piles (haemorrhoids) worse

Myth: Piles can lead to colon cancer.

Fact: Piles cannot cause colon cancer but the symptom of piles and symptoms of colon cancer are very similar. This similarity masks the underlying cancer of the rectum or colon. So, it is very important to get treated for piles as soon as they develop.

Myth: I eat plenty of fiber so I don’t ever have to worry about piles.

Fact: While eating fiber is one of the best things you can do to help prevent piles from developing, dietary habits are not the only factor involved. Bathroom habits have plenty of influence over the formation of piles. Avoid sitting for a long period of time or straining during a bowel movement. And in addition to continuing to eat plenty of fiber, be sure to drink at least eight glasses of water every day.

Also Read: Foods to avoid when suffering from piles (haemorrhoids)

Myth: Excessive cycling may cause piles disease.

Fact: The assumption that piles disease may originate from excessive cycling and a hard bicycle saddle is wrong. Cycling relieves the pelvic floor and thus may be favorable in the early stages of the disease.

Myth: Only older people get piles.

Fact: Although, disease is seen in large numbers in old people, it cannot be said that only older people can get piles. The fact is anyone who leads a sedentary life, eats fewer fibers and more junk, can suffer from piles irrespective of the age.

Myth: Piles is always associated with bleeding.

Fact: This is not true. Piles symptoms may or may not appear with bleeding. There are two types of piles – External and Internal Piles. In external piles, the swelling can be felt around the anal opening. In case of internal piles, it cannot be felt initially. When the disorder progresses, the piles protrude. There may also be discharge of mucous with itching around the anal orifice. So, you see! There are many things to know about piles. Click on to know about its symptoms and stages:

Even after knowing all these facts about piles, a majority of the people give excuses for being reluctant to consult a doctor - a busy schedule, the fear of embarrassment or painful surgery, or panic that it could be something worse. Few prefer to have discussions with neighbors, colleagues or family members in order to find out a possible solution for the disease, which is even worse! Homeopath is exactly the right person to talk to. After a thorough examination he/she will discuss with you an appropriate homeopathic treatment for piles – of which surgery is only one among many. Surgery is easily avoidable in early stages of the disease. Hence, don’t be ashamed or think of piles as an embarrassing medical condition. It can be treated well through homeopathy and can relieve you from unbearable pain – forever!

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