This site/blog explains everything about Raynaud's Phenomenon in normal human language,
no sophisticated and scientific words, but everything discussed here have a scientific base.

This blog is created, in the hope that it will help the people affected by this disease.
Kindly use "Index" for a better experience. (Given on right hand side.)

Wednesday, May 03, 2023

Diet during fissures (ano fissure)

The most important thing with fissures is to keep the stool soft, a texture similar to tooth-paste without taking the laxatives. If the stool softer than tooth-paste, it is an indication that you are eating food that is causing the stool to go soft in an unhealthy way, or there is something wrong with digestive system — which needs to be discussed with the physician.

During fissures or not, to keep the stool soft, one should increase the intake of fibres in diet, and increase the water intake as well. It is also important to avoid, or consume less food that makes the stool hard.

Following are some general recommendations, I will update a diet chart with actual names of food soon.

  • Increase Fiber Intake: Consuming an adequate amount of dietary fiber can help promote regular bowel movements and prevent constipation, which can aggravate anal fissures. Include high-fiber foods such as whole grains, fruits, vegetables, legumes, and nuts in your diet.
  • Stay Hydrated: Drinking plenty of water throughout the day helps soften the stool and prevent constipation. Aim for at least 8 cups (64 ounces) of water daily, unless otherwise advised by your healthcare provider.
  • Avoid Straining: Straining during bowel movements can worsen anal fissures. Ensure you have a relaxed environment, take your time, and avoid pushing excessively. If needed, you can use stool softeners or fiber supplements recommended by your healthcare provider.
  • Limit Spicy and Irritating Foods: Spicy foods, alcohol, caffeine, and citrus fruits may irritate the digestive tract and worsen symptoms. Pay attention to your individual triggers and consider reducing or avoiding these foods if they exacerbate your symptoms.
  • Eat Small, Frequent Meals: Consuming smaller, more frequent meals can be easier on the digestive system and help maintain regular bowel movements. Avoid large, heavy meals that may cause discomfort or put strain on the anal area.
  • Include Probiotics: Probiotics are beneficial bacteria that can promote gut health. Consider incorporating yogurt, kefir, sauerkraut, or other fermented foods into your diet. You can also talk to your healthcare provider about probiotic supplements.
  • Maintain Good Hygiene: Practising good hygiene is essential for managing anal fissures. After each bowel movement, gently clean the anal area with mild soap and water or use unscented, alcohol-free wet wipes. Avoid using harsh or perfumed products that may irritate the area.

Remember, these are general suggestions, and it's important to consult with a healthcare professional for a more personalized diet plan based on your specific needs. They can also provide guidance on any necessary medications or treatments to alleviate anal fissure symptoms.

Friday, February 06, 2015

Get Regular Updates on Raynaud's

Google provides a service, called as "feedburner" where a user can follow the updates of a website/blog anonymously. That is, user gets an email, whenever a new post is posted. As this is provided/powered by google, it is totally spam free and secure. Here is the detailed information about the service from google itself:


After a gap of almost two years, in which I did not post anything here, I'll be posting again. In these two years, even though I did not post here, I was still am still am active regarding Raynaud's through other aspects.

Starting from now, I will be posting new useful posts to this blog/webiste at least once in a week or fortnight. I will usually post tips, and guidelines regarding Raynaud's, and about the current research going on around the world.
So it would be wise to subscribe, and receive all the new updates directly in your inbox rather than visiting the website manually every week or two. :-D

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Warm Regards,
Kiran Nayak :-)

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Raynaud's Awareness Week / Month February 2015

Just like every year since 2011, I have yet again hosted an awareness week cum month for Raynaud's Disease in February, with help of my extraordinarily energetic, and charming friends.

As every year, this event is hosted only on facebook. It is common knowledge now, that almost every person who uses internet has an account on facebook. So, even though we are hosting the event only on facebook, we believe that we can reach to huge number of people, and let them know about the Raynaud's, without spamming, and without irritating any user of facebook. :-D :-)

Through out the February 2015, the awareness month for Raynaud's, we will be sharing general knowledge, common signs/symptoms, tips, precaution, and many more about Raynaud's Phenomenon / Disease / Syndrome, in plain and simple English language. With the hopes that these posts would reach the highest number of facebook/internet users.

The following is a sample photograph from many which we are going to share. This photo has been shared for 300+ times over the two years (excluding downloading, and then sharing), from my personal facebook profile.
The number of shares shown below, is the number of the posts which are "public". If somebody shared the photo, but chose the privacy to "friends only", then his share is not counted here.

Here are the links of the facebook event for Raynaud's Awareness Month / Week 2015 (February), and the facebook group respectively:

Warm Regards,
Kiran Nayak :-)

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