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.