Curing Anal Fissures
If you are feeling a sharp knife-like pain when using the toilet to pass a stool (and this pain continues for some time afterwards) then you could have anal fissures. Often you will notice some bright red blood on the stool or on the toilet paper too.
You have many choices when it comes to finding an anal fissure symptom treatment and hand in hand with any this is good home care and lifestyle habits. Top of the list is to ease the pain and keep the bowel movements soft and regular.
- A natural product specially formulated for anal fissures symptoms such as H-Fissures Formula will soothe and treat the symptoms safely and gently.
- If constipation is a problem, use a mild bulk forming laxative or stool softener to remedy the situation.
- Avoid activities that may cause hemorrhoids
- A mild pain reliever can be taken if necessary but avoid anything with codeine which can cause even more constipation.
- Apply an ice pack wrapped in a towel to the area to ease the discomfort.
- Take regular warm soaking baths to which some salt has been added to help relax the anus.
- Use petroleum jelly to ease the elimination of a stool.
- After a bowel movement, clean the anus with warm water and dry gently or use fragrant-free baby wipes.
- Never resist the urge to go to the toilet as putting this off can cause bigger and harder feces to form.
- Look at your lifestyle habits – does your diet contain plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables together with wholegrain cereals such as brown rice. Bran and other fiber supplements can be added plus dried fruit such as prunes for extra fiber bulk.
- Are you drinking plenty of fluids - preferably 8 glasses of filtered water daily?
- Colon cleansing is another method used for anal fissures. Enemas are a safe and secure process for colon cleansing because if your colon is clean, it can speed up the healing process, making your anal area strong enough to fight fissures. The cleaning process not only provides you with a clean rectal area, but also a useful break from bowel movements for about 1-3 day while softening the stools, allowing time for the anus to heal.
- If an anal fissure become chronic and does not heal, some medical practitioners will suggest an injection of botox that temporarily paralyses part of the anal internal muscle or sphincter, reduces spasm and thereby decreases the pressure on the anus. The blood flow then improves and healing can take place.
- Surgical procedures are another option with such severe fissures, when it is necessary to relieve the excessive pressure within the anal canal. Lateral sphincterotomy is a relatively new and successful procedure for stubborn chronic fissures.