Healthy Diet and Daily Instructions for People Who Suffer from Hemorrhoids and Anal Fissure – Allowed:

It is important for people who have hemorrhoids and anal fissure to abide by the following instructions.

GENERAL ADVICE FOR PEOPLE WHO HAVE HEMORRHOIDS AND ANAL FISSURE:

  1. Do daily sports and relaxation exercises such as yoga, meditation and breathing exercise.
    Physical activity improves blood circulation and increases peripheral flow.
    It also improves the functioning of the digestive system and and accelerates defecation process.
  2. Adhere to a healthy diet and healthy eating habits.
    Preferably, eat small meals at frequent intervals (every 2-3 hours) and chew food well before you swallow.
  3. Prefer to use wet wipes or clean the anus with warm water after defecation and then dry it well.
  4. You should wear wide loose clothing that maintains dehydration and ventilation of the anus area.
  5. In case of aggravated fistula, you can use enema made of water, honey and propolis. (Ask Hekma Staffing team)
  6. Keep your abdominal and pelvic area warm.
  7. While setting in the restroom, preferably, raise your feet on a small foot stand to facilitate excretion.
  8. Psychological condition can cause constipation so it is very important to pay attention to the psychological state and treat yourself accordingly.
  9. We advise you to use the propolio and propoleo cream from bee pharma. (Ask Hekma Staffing team)
  10. Eat 4 pieces of cut dried fig that was soaked into a cup of hot water and left for several hours (from morning untill evening), then to be stirred well and eaten with water. The amount of fig and the number of times a person should eat it during the day is related to the severity of constipation.

LIQUIDS (WATER- JUICES- TEAS)

Hemorrhoids

  1. Drink enough water during the day (8-10 cups a day at least).
    Water is very important for proper digestion and defecation process.
    It detoxifies the body, stimulates blood circulation and helps with constipation.
  2. Consume olive oil on a daily basis since it is considered a strong laxative. You can add it to your salad, to chickpeas or thyme.
  3. Drink two cups of water with a spoonful of nectar honey every morning on an empty stomach; then you should wait half an hour before you have your breakfast.
  4. Prefer to drink sage tea, rosemary tea and fennel tea on a daily basis to help treat hemorrhoids.
  5. Drink ginger tea with honey because it is very important for general health and for laxation and facilitation of the stomach. It also promotes better sleep.
  6. In case od diarrhea, prefer to drink pomegranate juice, rosemary tea, ginger tea, or fenugreek tea.

FRUITS AND VEGETABLES

  1. Eat fruits and vegetables that have high content of fiber such as leafy greens (watercress, lettuce, parsley), guavas, pomegranates, cranberries, pears, apples, and papayas.
  2. People who have hemorrhoids should eat apples, figs, and plums because they are considered laxatives and very potent in treating constipation and defecation disorders.
  3. Eat orange vegetables (sweet potatoes, pumpkins, carrots) because it is rich in essential vitamins and minerals that contributes to the proper functioning of the digestive system and help repair and regenerate stomach lining.
  4. Eat cranberries, blackberries and cherries because it helps strengthen blood vessels.
  5. Consume fresh fruits and vegetables that contain B vitamins such as leafy greens, sprouts, root vegetables, apples, pears, and papayas.
    B vitamins help protect mucus membrane of the digestive system.
  6. Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables because they are considered a rich source of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals that are essential to the proper functioning of the digestive system and for treating hemorrhoids.
  7. You should eat 3 dates every day.
  8. Eat fermented foods, such as homemade pickles (cucumber or cabbage), as they contain lactic acid, which helps maintain intestinal flora intact.
  9. Prefer to eat cooked eggplants with onions and freekeh.

WHOLE GRAINS – LEGUMES – SEEDS AND NUTS

  1. Eat foods that have high content of fiber such as whole grains (brown rice, whole wheat, oatmeal, wheat bran, flaxseeds), and legumes of all kinds (most important are fava beans, beans and peas).
    You can distribute them to 5 small meals during the day.
    Fiber improves intestinal flora and protects the mucous membrane of the digestive system.
  2. Consume fresh fruits that contain B vitamins such as whole grains (whole rice, oatmeal, quinoa), and legumes (lentils, beans).
    B vitamins help protect mucus membrane of the digestive system.
  3. Prefer to consume the following spices cinnamon and ginger (or drink it as a tea) to help strengthen blood vessels and peripheral blood flow.

Healthy Diet and Daily Instructions for People Who Suffer from Hemorrhoids and Anal Fissure – Prohibited:

  1. Foods that induce inflammations and foods that are hard to digest such as saturated fat and animal protein (Red meat, poultry, milk and dairy).
  2. Hot and spicy foods as well as fried foods.
  3. Caffeinated beverages (coffee, tea), alcoholic drinks, and soft drinks.
  4. Simple carbohydrates such as white flour and sugar because it weakens the digestive system and causes hard stool.
  5. Fast food, processed food and canned food that contain preservatives, food dyes and flavorings because they weaken the immune system.
  6. Salt because it may aggravate hemorrhoids and anal fissure.
  7. Avoid sitting for long periods inside the toilet.
  8. Avoid standing for long periods of time.
  9. Do not push hard while defecating.
  10. Do not hold back stool when there is an urgent need to defecate.11- Do not rub the anus.
  11. Prevent from scratching your anus.
  12. Prefer to avoid sitting on cold surfaces.
  13. Quit smoking.
  14. Soft drinks, energy drinks and sodas because they may cause constipation, indigestion, and bowel disorders.

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