THE CONNECTION BETWEEN CONSTIPATION AND HEMROIDS

Constipation is closely linked to a person’s eating habits, and it is one of the most common causes of hemroids. This is so because constipation makes the stool hard and dry, thus rendering it difficult to pass.

You can tell that you are constipated if you take long to go to the toilet and if your bowel movements don’t follow some kind of established pattern. Another characteristic of a constipated person is that he or she produces stool that is small in volume but usually hard and dry. This causes a lot of strain during bowel movement and can lead to the rupturing of the sphincter (anus opening) as well as scarring of the anal walls. If such a scenario goes on for a long time it may eventually result in a person developing hemroids.

It is therefore important that we take all the precautions necessary to avoid getting constipated in the first place, and we can do that by eating the right type of foods and having our meals at regular intervals. Foods with a high content of fibre are particularly recommended because they increase the volume of the stool, hence ensuring that a person gets regular bowel movements. Foods with high fibre content include the following: unprocessed beans, cereals, fruits and green vegetables.

One should also take a lot of water and juices in order to facilitate the creation of softer stool that is easier to excrete. Fruits are also very good at providing the much-needed fibre content, especially when eaten whole.