What is anal fissure?
What causes anal fissure?
There are many possible causes, such as constipation, hard bowel motions, diarrhea, inflammation, reduced blood flow to the anal region, poor bowel habits and even ‘spicy’ foods or hard foods such as peanuts, stress – physical or emotional.. But not all fissures are painful, and constipation can actually be caused by anal fissure.
We should therefore aim to fix the fissure, rather then constipation. Wheatgrass extract can help you achieve this.
Signs and symptoms of anal fissure
- Pain, which can be severe, during and after bowel movements
- Bright red blood in the stool (or on the toilet paper)
- Constipation – caused by pain when passing stool
- Anal itchiness, burning
- Difficulty in passing urine
Why is there so much pain?
The anal rim, where fissures occur is supplied by numerous, highly sensitive nerve endings. Even a tiny split can be very painful, particularly when anal muscles are stretched during a bowel motion.
Who gets anal fissure?
Fissure is very common. It can even occur in newborns and across the age spectrum to old age. Pregnancy and childbirth can aggravate or cause the condition. Approximately 50-60% of anal fissures will heal spontaneously, but it can also recur or last for years.
How is fissure diagnosed?
Symptoms of pain and passing blood will require examination of the anal opening to see if there is a fissure. (See Fig. 1.) Long-standing fissures have thickened edges which is called a “sentinel pile”, which can sometimes be mistaken for a painful hemorrhoid.
How is anal fissure treated?
There are many "treatments" available, but some can cause side effects such as headaches and fissure pain. By comparison, wheatgrass extract is pain-free. Smear a small amount (a match head size is plenty) over the fissure with a cotton bud/Q-tip, just once a week – and persevere - and do NOT overtreat. This often relieves pain quickly and assists healing of the fissure and stop anal fissure bleeding. And, you do not have to change your diet or drink large amounts of water.
Another reason why wheatgrass extract helps heal fissures
Because of its remarkable healing and anti-inflammatory properties, wheatgrass extract helps stop bleeding, eases pain and accelerates healing. It appears to achieve this by reconnecting de-coupled cellular receptors to the brain.
Figures 1 to 3 show how effectively wheatgrass extract can heal an open wound. The patient's skin graft was treated with orthodox healing agents for six weeks. and is healing very slowly. It also looks unhealthy because of poor blood supply. (Fig. 1)
Two days after the extract was applied, (Figure 2.) the graft is healing well because blood supply has returned to the wound .
Given how rapidly this wound has healed, (Fig. 4.) it would be reasonable to also expect accelerated healing of an anal fissure. Although one should aim to eliminate the pain rather than heal a fissure, wheatgrass extract helps achieve both.
>> Read more about wheatgrass for wound healing.