Anal fissures can be painful and uncomfortable to deal with.
More often than not, anal fissures are caused by constipation and passing large stools. Persistent diarrhea may cause a problem too. They are often painful and may sometimes be accompanied by rectal bleeding.
Unlike hemorrhoids, anal fissures can be really painful. In some cases, a surgery is needed in order to heal. However, a few small changes in your lifestyle can significantly help improve the situation.
If you think that you might have anal fissure, it is best to get the opinion of a professional
What can you do to avoid surgery? How can you make the situation better? Here are our tips:
It might seem like a really simple solution but increasing your water intake can help ease digestion and support muscle function. Water can help improve your digestive system. Staying hydrated will also help you process nutrients and move waste out of your body.
People with anal fissures almost always have difficulties with bowel movements. It is important to add more fiber to your diet to help prevent constipation. If you are not eating enough fruits and vegetables, taking in psyllium husk or other fiber supplements might be a good idea.
Since ancient times, aloe vera has been used to treat wounds and other ailments. For relief, you can try applying aloe vera on the affected area. It is also helpful in repairing the skin and the affected tissues. Unfortunately, a lot of aloe creams have too much chemicals and do not contain enough aloe. You can try to use pure aloe from an aloe leaf. You can apply it directly to the fissure. Again, it is best to check with your doctor if you are going to try this out.
Switching to a softer toilet paper and using moistened wipes can make a huge difference in helping your anal fissure heal. Rough and hard paper can irritate the tears and can cause bigger problems. Choose a brand that uses soft material. Baby wipes can be helpful in keeping the affected areas clean. Also, keep in mind that keeping your body clean is essential to your recovery. Make sure to keep your body clean, especially after every bowel movement.
A sitz bath is a warm, shallow bath most popularly known for helping heal hemorrhoids. This all-natural remedy can also help your anal muscles relax. All you need is a small tub or basin that fits your toilet and warm water. You can sit on your sitz bath for 10 to 15 minutes a day to soothe pain and provide relief. You can even have your sitz bath as much as three times a day. Just make sure you give your skin time to dry and heal.
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