patient information Common causes for development of piles:

Pressure in the blood vessels may be due to:

Erect postures of man have been considered a major factor for development of piles. Hereditary piles is often found to run in families Physical strain pressure exerted while passing stool, coughing continuously for a prolonged time, weight lifting, etc., can also cause piles & tendency to prolapse and relapse Foods Low fiber diet, more spices, alcohol, lesser intake of water can produce hard stool, which may need of more strain in defecation and thus lead to piles Defecation Both constipation and diarrhea can cause piles. The strain for passing the stool is the main reason for the development of piles in both cases. Habits of alcohol, sedentary life and drugs can also cause piles Worries and mental strain can also cause havoc to the intestines and anus. To prevent the recurrence of piles

  Do’s   Don’ts
Stick to a high fiber diet and drink lots of liquids every day Avoid stress, relieve tension by regular exercise, yoga and meditation.
Do not rely on convenience foods Avoid hot, spicy and fried fast food.
Do not strain when you pass motion. The correct diet should ensure that you pass stools quickly and without discomfort Do not smoke, or chew pan, tobacco, gutka, pan masala.
Have regular eating habits Restrict strong tea and coffee in-take.
Take small quantities of food at more frequent intervals, eat slowly, and chew the food well. Avoid alcohol and cold drinks.
Take fresh fruits, green leafy vegetables and lots of salads.