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Fissure in ano

01 Sep

Symptoms

1. Pain while passing stools : The lower anal canal is exquisitely sensitive area of skin and can produce fairly significant signals of pain if damaged. Sharp agonizing knife-like pain starts when the individual passes stool. The pain is severe and persists for an hour or so. It ceases suddenly. The sufferer is comfortable until the next action of bowel. The individual tends to be constipated rather than go through painful ordeal. If a fissure becomes chronic (long-standing) and deep, another kind of pain can develop. It is a dull ache in the anus and pelvis that starts a few minutes after the bowel movement and can persist for hours after passing stools. This chronic fissure pain is due to spasm of the internal sphincter muscle (one of the small muscles in the anus) and can be quite debilitating.

2. Severe spasm of the anal sphincter (as a protective reflex)

3.Blood streaked stool (typically on the side of the hard stool) : It is important to note that the bleeding associated with a fissure-in-ano is bright red and associated with some pain or tenderness in the anus. Dark bleeding of greater amount without any anal tenderness or pain should never be ignored and should be brought to the notice of doctor.

4. Discharge, swelling, and itching occur especially with chronic fissures

Interestingly, homeopathy has many medicines to relieve the discomfort. Rightly chosen homeopathic medicine covers various aspects of fissure.

Types of Fissure-in-ano

Fissure-in-ano may present as acute fissure of recent origin (less than 6 weeks of duration). At this stage fissures are superficial. Some of them may deepen to reach underlying layers and present as chronic fissure of a long duration (more than 6 weeks of duration) or recurring fissures.

Fissure-in-ano is largely considered as a medico surgical disorder. However, looking at it in the light of homeopathic medicine, it is medically correctible conditions. Fortunately, in most cases, surgery can be avoided with homeopathy treatment.

Homeopathic Treatment –

Causticum

Adapted to persons with dark hair and rigid fibre; weakly, psoric, with excessively yellow, sallow complexion; subject to affections of respiratory and urinary tracts.

Constipation : passes stool easier when standing . Constriction, after coition. Diarrhoea, from cold air on abdomen.  Pain Worse on walking, Pressive pain in rectum, Pulsation in perineum, frequent, ineffectual desire; stool passes better between person is standing; impeded by haemorrhoids; tough and shining, like grease; in children with nocturnal enuresis.

Sulphur

For lean, stoop-shouldered persons who walk and sit stooping; walk stooping like old men. Standing is the worst position for Sulphur patients; they cannot stand; every standing position is uncomfortable.

Constipation : stools hard, knotty, dry, as if burnt (Bry.); large, painful,  child is afraid to have the stool on account of pain,  or pain compels child to desist on first effort; alternating with diarrhoea. The discharge both of urine and faeces is painful to parts over which it passes; passes large quantities of colorless urine; parts around anus red, excoriated; all the orifices of the body are very red; all discharges acrid, excoriating wherever they touch.

Thuja

Adapted to hydrogenoid constitution of Grauvogl, which is related to sycosis as effect is to cause.

Constipation : violent pains in rectum compel cessation of effort; stool recedes, after being partly expelled, Piles swollen, pain most severe when sitting. Anus fissured, painful to touch, surrounded with flat warts, or moist mucous condylomata.

Graphites

Suited to women, inclined to obesity, who suffer from habitual constipation; with a history of delayed menstruation.

Constipation : Chronic constipation; stool difficult, large, hard, knotty, with lumps united by mucous threads; too large, smarting sore pain in anus after stool.

Ratanhia

Constipation : stool hard with great straining; protrusion of haemorrhoids followed by long-lasting aching and burning in anus; bowels inactive; pain after stool as if splinters of glass were sticking in anus and rectum. Excruciating pains after stool; burning after soft stool

Nitric Acid

Pains: sticking, pricking as from splinters; suddenly appearing and disappearing, Fissures in rectum; tearing, spasmodic pains during stools; lancinating, even after soft stools, Affects especially the mucous outlets of the body where skin and mucous membrane join; mouth, nose, rectum, anus, urethra, vagina.

 
 

Healthy Living With Salad

22 Mar

Make Salads a Gradual Lifestyle Change. Have you had your salad today? Eating salad almost every day may be one of the most healthy eating habits you can adopt — and one of the simplest salads are naturally low in calories and often too low to be a meal. While they are good for you, they are all delicious. Fresh, raw, vegetables contain vitamins, minerals, and fiber. By choosing salad for a meal at least three times per week and work up to including salad every day. Not only will your waistline shrink, but your cholesterol and blood pressure levels may also decrease thanks to all the colorful and fiber-rich veggies you’ll be eating

Salads are cool, crunchy, and fun to eat (lots of textures, colors, and flavors). Most people enjoy eating Salads–even kids! Whatever they say, salads are one of the most popular dishes be it a restaurant, a dinner party or any other occasions. This is because salads are healthy dishes with an abundance of different ingredients and there are many salad recipes readily available. Salad recipes can encompass so many different ingredients including regular everyday fruits and vegetables to exotic ones. Salad recipes can also include different meats, seafood, and even tofu.

The popularity of salads is already pretty big and will continue to grow as the obesity problem continues to grow. But weight loss isn’t the only reason why you should have salads there are many more, like:

  1. Salads are simply delicious. Anyone who has eaten salads knows that it is a great way to mix completely different kinds of foods, textures and flavors in one meal. In salads one can mix green crunchy leaves (spinach, lettuce, cabbage, etc), nuts (almonds, pine nuts, walnuts, etc.), cereals (boiled corn, beans, peas, etc), boiled lentils (black chana, rajmah, etc), herbs(,tulsi oregano, mint,etc), even some proteins like boiled eggs or chicken and toss it with a salad dressing of honey, lemon juice, balsamic vinegar. For those who have a sweet tooth you can also add raisins, apricots, Prunes, fig, etc.
  2. Salads are very filling. Once you add ingredients like potato, pasta, beans, corn or egg, it is a complete meal in itself. Eating a salad besides being very refreshing is also very fulfilling.
  3. Salads are healthy! It has fiber to keep the constipation and diseases away. It is loaded with enzymes which keep you looking very young. It is full of vitamins and minerals due to the nuts and greens. It has medicinal properties due to the fresh herbs. Dry fruits like raisin, apricots prunes, and figs, when added the added health benefit of green salad is that they are raw which can help you reduce cancer risk.
  4. Salads are ideal for people who do not like to eat a heavy lunch or dinner because it makes them feel overstuffed, lethargic or lazy. Therefore, they can make a great choice by having salads as it would at least keep them awake after eating to conduct the business.
  5. Salads are incredibly easy to make. It is very easy to make salad. Anyone can prepare it in minutes.
  6. Eat Salads for the Fiber It’s hard to believe that something we can’t even digest can be so good for us! Eating a high-fiber diet can help lower cholesterol levels and prevent constipation.
  7. Eat Salads for the Health Benefits of Fruits and Vegetables If you frequently eat green salads, you’ll likely have higher blood levels of a host of powerful antioxidants like vitamin C and E, folic acid, lycopene, and alpha- and beta-carotene, especially if your salad includes some raw vegetables. Antioxidants are substances that help protect the body from damage caused by harmful molecules called free radicals.
  8. Eat Salads to Cut Calories and Increase Satisfaction If losing weight is your goal, you may want to start your meals with a green salad. Studies have shown that eating a low-calorie first course, like a green salad of 150 calories or less enhances feelings of fullness and reduces the total number of calories eaten during the meal.

Because of all these reasons, next time at a restaurant or even hosting a party at home, definitely go with the salad as a side or main dish.

 
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