Piles or haemorrhoids are blood vessel swellings that develop around or inside the anus and rectum. Symptoms of this condition can range from mild to severe and include itching, pain and bleeding

1) Fill up on fibers

25 - 30 gms of fiber intake per day is sufficient it will help to ease digestion, maintains normal intestinal function. 


  1. Legumes like peas, soya bean, chickpeas, peanuts, lentils. 
  2. Whole grains like barley, flax seed.
  3. Vegetables like green peas, broccoli, spouts, carrot.
  4. Fruits like mango guava, bananas,orange, strawberry etc.

2) Drink enough water

Water helps to prevent constipation by maintaining required moisture, but it should be during whole meal sip by sip. It also helps to decrease straining.

3) Enough exercise

Do what you like in exercise yoga, walking etc. yoga promotes regular bowel movement by improving metabolism . Vajrasana after meals is best for digestion .

4) Respect your natural urges

Ignoring or suppressing natural urges has its risks piles & constipation are one of them .if you obey your body when it screams at you ,the chances of problem is less so, don't wait for natural urges.

5) Be careful when it comes to laxatives

Safest laxatives are those that works with your body rather than those that stimulate normal physiological activities. raisin (mannuka), isabgol are the good laxatives; but do not take for long time without doctor advice.

6) Avoid straining

Straining / putting more pressure for defecation directly increases pressure on the vein in your rectum which is one of the common cause that leads to piles. other situations like lifting heavy objects, chronic cough or even pregnancy.

Know when to consult a doctor

  1. If you're experiencing any type of rectal bleeding. 
  2. Pain, itching or discomfort.
  3. If problem persists trying over creams & home remedy.
  4. If your passing stool looks maroon in colour. 

Dr.Niraj Gujarathi


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