The ancient book of Traditional Chinese Medicine "The Complete Book of Experiences on Sores and Ulcers" records: "Irregular diet, drunkenness and fullness, wanting to eat fatty, spicy pepper, broiled wine, animals and foreign bodies, drunkenness and fullness... which caused yin and yang discord, Guan Ge Congestion, wind-heat rushing down, will give birth to five hemorrhoids." It clearly shows that the occurrence of hemorrhoids is inseparable from bad eating habits.
Nowadays, many people like to eat spicy and stimulating foods. Such foods mainly include chili, onion, garlic, leeks, ginger, pepper, pepper, cinnamon, star anise, cumin and alcohol, because these foods can stimulate our Taste buds increase appetite, so everyone likes it very much, especially when eating spicy food and drinking alcohol when having a dinner with relatives and friends, that is double stimulation and double happiness.
But as the saying goes, "It's refreshing to eat spicy food, chrysanthemum crematorium". Excessive eating and spicy food increases intestinal blood flow, increases peristalsis, and increases abdominal pressure. In addition, the physiological phenomenon during defecation can cause the inferior rectal venous plexus to flex and expand and form hemorrhoids over time. At the same time, overeating spicy food can help heat and fire, consume body fluid, reduce intestinal water content, reduce body fluids and condense, and "running boats without water", which aggravates the varicose veins of the former, and may also induce constipation. Anorectal diseases such as anal fissure. These spicy and irritating foods can also stimulate the anal flap and anal sinus tissues in the anus, causing local inflammation and leading to anorectal diseases such as anal sinusitis, anal papillitis, and perianal abscess. According to the national census data, with the increase in the frequency of spicy and irritating food intake, the incidence of anorectal diseases is also increasing.
To sum up, although spicy and irritating food is delicious, overeating can induce or aggravate anorectal diseases such as hemorrhoids, constipation, anal fissure, and perianal abscess. At the same time, on the one hand, we have to endure the pain caused by anorectal diseases, on the other hand, we have to pay high medical expenses for treatment.
How can we prevent anorectal diseases caused by improper diet? Judging from the current people’s living habits and living standards, no matter what the form and degree, we should eat more high-fiber, low-fat foods, and focus on a light diet, with a combination of weight and detail, and eat as little as possible. Do not eat spicy food, develop scientific and good eating habits, especially for patients who already have anorectal diseases.
Editor: Ke Minhui Li Xueyu