Which one comes first, constipation or hemorrhoids?
What is the inseparable relationship between constipation and hemorrhoids? Was constipation or hemorrhoids first? This is similar to the question of whether there is a chicken or an egg. I believe everyone understands the mystery. Constipation and hemorrhoids are inextricably linked, so that the occurrence of hemorrhoids in many patients is often accompanied by constipation.
Constipation causes hemorrhoids
Constipation means difficulty in defecation. After a long defecation time and excessive defecation, the blood vessels under the perianal skin and rectal mucosa will be congested, expanded, and flexed into a mass, so that the fibrous connective tissue and smooth muscle supporting the blood vessels and the skin and mucosa will relax, degenerate, and move down. The so-called anal cushion tissue loosens down and forms hemorrhoids. In the late stage of internal hemorrhoids, internal hemorrhoids can cause painful defecation. Some patients are afraid of the pain during defecation and they dare not defecate or tolerate the inconvenience, so that the stool stays in the intestine for too long, which can cause constipation or aggravate constipation.
The occurrence of hemorrhoids aggravates constipation
Patients with hemorrhoids or anal fissures will have certain pain or bleeding when defecation, so many patients will not tolerate bowel movements, but not tolerant bowel movements can easily lead to constipation, because stool stays in the large intestine for a long time, the water is excessively absorbed, and finally the stool is dry and solid. It is more difficult to discharge, which aggravates constipation. In anal fissure patients, the nerve endings in the anal fissure are stimulated during defecation, causing burning or knife-like pain in the anal canal. The painful stimulation makes the internal anal sphincter contract and causes persistent pain, which will affect defecation and lead to constipation. Aggravate.
Hemorrhoids and constipation are not necessary and sufficient for each other, but they are mutually reinforcing. Their emergence has a lot to do with eating habits.
1. Keep the area around the anus clean and hygienic, prevent infection, so as not to induce or aggravate hemorrhoids, usually apply warm compresses to the anus and change underwear frequently, especially when hemorrhoids attack, take anal hot water bath at least twice a day to promote the anus Blood circulation, timely treatment of intestinal inflammation and local anal inflammation.
2. Avoid prolonged sitting and standing for long periods of time to treat systemic diseases such as heart, lung, liver, etc., so as not to cause increased abdominal pressure and hemorrhoidal hypertension. (You can use anti-hemorrhoid cushion)
3. Prevention of constipation. Constipation is one of the causes of hemorrhoids. It is advisable to eat more fresh vegetables, fruits and other foods rich in fiber and vitamins in the daily diet. Eat less spicy and irritating food. For intractable constipation, go to the hospital for diagnosis and treatment as soon as possible. For the primary disease, do not take long-term laxatives or long-term enema, so as to avoid rectal mucosal sensation, slow defecation reflex, aggravation of constipation, and the occurrence of hemorrhoids.
Therefore, to avoid hemorrhoids and constipation, it is necessary to develop better diet and living habits. A light diet, regular bowel movements, and a smooth mood are the three magic weapons to solve constipation and hemorrhoids.