What is Ano Rectal?
Anorectal conditions are those related to the anus and rectum. Most of the anorectal problems are due to the growth of tissues in the anus and rectum.
The anus is a part of the intestinal tract that ends and exits the body. The anus begins at the bottom of the rectum, which is the last portion of the colon. The anorectal line differentiates between the anus and rectum.
The stool passes out of the body through the rectum and anus.
Normally, in adults, anal length can be up to around 5 cm. The lower portion of the anal ends with nerves that transmits signals to the brain. Under the lining of the anus, there are numerous blood vessels, and the mid-portion has tiny anal glands.
Many anorectal disorders occur at the junction of the anal canal and the rectum. The problems with the anus affect people of all age groups or genders. However, they are treatable with ayurvedic treatment. Ayurvedic treatment for anorectal disorders shows up excellent results when aligned with the right dietary approach and lifestyle modifications.
There are four different types of anorectal disorders, namely:
Fissures are cracks in the lining of the lower anal canal. An anal fissure occurs when hard stool overstretches the anal opening resulting in splits in the anal canal membrane. This crack may cause intense pain and bleeding when you pass stool.
Acute anal fissures are not intense, while anal fissures may go deeper through the anoderm, cutting the surface of the muscles beneath. Rarely, diarrhoea, IBS, the sexually transmitted diseases can be a cause of anal fissure.
Initial treatment includes changes in food habits, ayurvedic medications, etc. Mostly this happens due to infection from small anal glands.
They are a collection of pus near the anus. Though they are not considered severe, many of them can occur spontaneously for reasons, not sure. Doctors believe that anal infection, or obstruction in the glands, sexually transmitted disease, be the cause of the anal abscess. The symptoms usually include pain, fever, and constipation.
Usually, anal abscesses occur at the opening of the anus but may also appear closer to the lower colon or pelvic organs, deeper in the anal canal.
An anal fistula is a small tunnel-like way, which can appear between the end of the rectum/anal canal and the skin near the anus. It is an anal abscess remnant after it has drained. This narrow tunnel adjoints the end of the bowel and the skin covering the anus. Anal fistula rarely develops half of the time once they are drained, half of the time.
It is the fistula opening that produces pus or blood. Rarely, this will break temporarily, causing the old abscess to blaze up again and get loaded with pus.
It can pain and cause bleeding when passing stools.
Also called piles, hemorrhoids are clumps, cushions of tissues, masses in the anal canal with many blood vessels, muscle and elastic fibres, and support tissues. They are divided into internal and external hemorrhoids.
Internal piles or hemorrhoids occur deep in the rectum that you can’t see. Due to the blockage in the pain-sensing nerves in the rectum, they do not hurt. Bleeding is apparently the sign of their existence.
External Haemorrhoids occur within the anus and often ends up causing distressful conditions. If external hemorrhoids grow on the outside, you can see and feel them.
Often the signs of anorectal disorders leave a person confusing for they tend to be similar to other conditions.
One of the most common signs is bleeding. Bleeding is one of the common yet severe signs link to anorectal disorders.
The usual signs that likely may occur, include:
- Burning sensation
- Pus discharge
- Persistent itching
- Blood and swelling around the rectum and anus
- A visible crack in the anus
- Bleeding after defecation, with or without pain
- Gas and bloating
- Lumps or swelling within and around the anal area
- Rectal discharge
Ayurvedic treatment for anorectal disorders
Ayurveda is extremely helpful in the treatment of conditions that relate to anorectal disorders. There are medicines, procedures, and therapies to effectively deal with the conditions of anal and rectum. The therapies by Ayurveda are extremely helpful and noninvasive ways to provide anal fissure, anal abscess, haemorrhoids, and anal fistula treatment.
Initially, these conditions may not seem severe, but with advancement, they pose a threat to life. Though most of these conditions may heal on their own with the passage of time, they are recurrable.
Kshar Sutra is a time-tested technique by Ayurveda that helps get away with the pain caused by distressful bowel movements. It is safe and highly effective.
Kshara Sutra therapy is a safe, sure and cost-effective method of treatment for anorectal diseases. Along with these therapeutical procedures, ayurvedic medicines and a Satvik diet plays a vital role in their management.
At AyuKarma, we employ procedures and therapies that are considered safe for patients. Talking about anorectal disorders can be embarrassing but can be more distressing if the treatment is not started.
Early management of anorectal disorders is often the key to early recovery.
If you or any of your loved ones have an anorectal disorder and looking for a natural and noninvasive solution, let us know.