Got Fissures or Hemorrhoids?
Is there a difference between fissures and hemorrhoids?
Yes, there is a major difference between hemorrhoids and fissures - they are each a different kind of condition. An anal fissure is a tear of tissue and a hemorrhoid is caused by the weakening of cushions of tissue in the lower rectum, meaning the skin blows up like a tiny balloon and fills with blood.
What is a hemorrhoid?
There are two types of hemorrhoids: external and internal.
External hemorrhoids arise from the anal canal, while internal hemorrhoids arise from the rectum, immediately above the anal canal.
While one type is not worse than the other, both can cause problems depending on their size and degree.
- Untreated internal hemorrhoids can cause bleeding.
- External hemorrhoids can cause [blood clotting], which gives way to severe pain from hemorrhoidal strangulation.
What is an anal fissure?
An anal fissure is a small cut or tear in the lining of the anus. The crack in the skin causes severe pain and some bright red bleeding during and after bowel movements. At times, the fissure can be deep enough to expose the muscle tissue underneath. While a fissure is not usually a serious condition, it can affect people of all ages, and is even seen in infants and young children as constipation can be a common problem in these age groups.
In most cases, the tear heals on its own within four to six weeks. In cases where the fissure persists beyond eight weeks, it’s considered chronic.
The signs and symptoms of anal fissures are:
- a visible tear in the skin around your anus
- sharp pain in the anal area during bowel movements
- discomfort when sitting
- streaks of blood on stools or on toilet paper after wiping
- burning or itching in the anal area
How to treat hemorrhoids symptoms
Adding plenty of fiber to your diet. Plenty of fiber along with fluids helps to soften stools, making them easier to eliminate while reducing the pressure on the hemorrhoids. Suggestions for high fiber food include lots of berries, avocados, beans, wheat and oat bran, wholegrain foods and plenty of fresh fruit. Gradually increase your fiber foods to avoid any bloating or gas while at the same time including plenty of liquids.
The ultimate natural remedy is H-Hemorrhoids Formula providing the perfect treatment for the symptoms of both internal and external hemorrhoids. It is easily applied topically to the area, helping to provide fast pain relief and shrink those unwanted hemorrhoids by reducing swelling.
How to treat fissures symptoms
Fissures are most often caused by trauma such as a hard bowel movement because the anal opening was not made to accommodate this.
If you are prone to such stools or constipation, changing to a diet rich in fiber and fluids that can produce soft bowel movements is the ideal solution. Include good fats in your diet (such as coconut oil, grass fed butter, avocados or olive oil) as these are good lubricants that keep your digestive tract functioning properly.
In addition, take a natural over-the-counter stool softener to avoid hard, dry bowel movements. Keeping things flowing through your body can help you avoid fissures. This is often good advice after childbirth too.
The homeopathic ingredients in H-Fissures Formula have been carefully selected to counteract the uncomfortable symptoms of fissures with healing agents and anti-inflammatory and antibacterial constituents. When used as directed, it will help reduce swelling associated with anal fissures while alleviating the extreme pain that often accompanies anal fissures.
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