Anal Fissures Treatment & Cure Guide
October 1, 2008 by admin
Anal fissures are different to piles (hemorrhoids) in that piles are caused by swelling anal cushions within the anal canal (internal piles) or bulges at the anus (external piles.) An anal fissure is, rather, a small cut or tear that has occurred in the skin lining by the anus. They usually cause pain and bleeding, which is very similar to piles. Further symptoms are extreme pain during bowel movement, or blood lining the stool. Some people may avoid going to the toilet because of the pain, which will cause constipation issues, leading to further anal fissure or piles. Some do consider anal fissures as a type of piles, which is not incorrect either.
There are numerous causes of anal fissures, all being either bad bowel habits or excessive strain caused by constipation or rushing a bowel movement, which can cause the tear in the anal lining. However, diarrhea can also be a cause. It’s important, therefore, to keep your bowel movements soft by drinking sufficient water and ensuring there is enough fiber in your diet. You may also consider certain vitamins which are helpful in healthy bowel movement.
Anal fissures are divided up into two categories – acute or chronic. Acute anal fissures are caused by altered bowel habits (such as constipation or diarrhea) and are generally quick in healing, especially by using creams, ointments, and ensuring your bowel movements are healthy. Warm baths will also ease the irritation, clean the area, and help for them to heal. Natural creams are usually recommended, as they can be much more effective and well-priced than pharmaceutical ointments. Pharmaceutical medicines and ointments often only soothe the fissures, not heal the problem. Chronic fissures (which usually last for longer than a month) are due to consistent bad bowel habits, scarring, spastic anal sphincter muscles or a medical condition. It is recommended that you see your doctor if you are suffering from chronic anal fissures, although natural remedies and ointments such as the Neo Healar cream work very well even for chronic fissures. The Neo Healar cream goes beyond just soothing the irritation, but heals and repairs the problem. This can be a very effective anal fissure treatment & cure.
If continuous anal fissures occur, your doctor may conclude that internal scarring or muscle spasms are the problem. These anal fissures can be corrected through surgery, however, which usually is a small operation where a portion of the internal anal sphincter muscle is cut. The fissure then is able to heal. The cutting of the muscle very rarely causes any problems with the ability to control bowel movements. Pain of the anal fissure usually disappears within a few days, and complete healing in a few weeks. Most patients (90%) who undergo the surgery have no more problems with anal fissures.