Hemorrhoids, Hemroids Development and
In this article you will learn about constipation, the major cause of its
complication and constipation's relation to hemorrhoids development. You will find out
important information about the constipation management, hemoroids care and the
common mistakes you should avoid.
The constipation is considered as a main cause for developing hemorrhoids and it should be
eliminated. Bowel movements should be soft not hard, and should pass without the need to strain.
While many feel that one should have a bowel movement every day, some people may
only feel the need to defecate one to three times a week.
Medical authorities seem to accept wide variations in toilet frequency as long as
this does not cause any other symptoms.
Defecating depends on dietary habits, exercise, fluid intake, and various other
In general, constipation is regarded as fewer than three bowel movements per week
in a person consuming at least 19 g of fiber daily. However, you may go to the bathroom every day and be still
constipated due to incomplete bowel movement.
Constipation is usually caused by insufficient bulk in the bowel movement. You
can prevent constipation through simple changes:
- Include more fibre in your diet.
- Take bulk-forming laxatives
- Drink a lot of water or liquids
- Take probiotics
- Exercise regularly
What is fiber?
Fiber is often classified into two categories: those that don't dissolve in water
(insoluble fiber) and those that do (soluble fiber).
The insoluble fiber is made up of material which our body cannot digest, and
therefore passes through our intestines essentially in the same form in which it was eaten.
It moves through the complete length of the gut, adding bulk and water to the
stool. This makes the stool softer and adds bulk and shape to our food, giving us a sense of fullness after eating,
without adding the calories.
Insoluble fiber may help to reduce the risk of some cancers, especially colon
cancer. Whole-wheat flour, wheat bran, nuts and many vegetables are good sources of insoluble fiber.
The soluble fiber dissolves in water to form a gel-like material.
It slows the passage of food through the intestines.
This fiber is not absorbed in the small bowel. The soluble is
broken down in the large bowel and becomes a food source for the bacteria that live in the colon.
These healthy bacteria bulk up the stool, creating larger softer
stool which is easier to pass.
The soluble fiber can help lower blood cholesterol and glucose
levels. Oats, peas, beans, apples, citrus fruits, carrots, barley and psyllium are rich in such fiber.
The main sources of soluble fiber are pectin and psyllium. Apples,
plums, gooseberries and oranges contain much pectin, while soft fruits like cherries and strawberries contain
In general, the main sources of fiber are fresh fruit, leafy vegetables, and
whole-grain breads and cereals.