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Unexplained Digestive Problems/Hemmorhoids


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Old 08-08-2017, 06:00 PM   #1
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Unhappy Unexplained Digestive Problems/Hemmorhoids

For the past 5 to 10 years I have suffered from unexplained digestion problems. I am a single 24 year old male and have never been able to seek professional help for this problem due to lack of health insurance and embarrassment, however these problems have had severe effects on my mental health and general quality of life.
To start with, almost everything I eat gives me mild to severe gas. I have taken steps such as drinking more water and attempting to eat more balanced and scheduled meals which has slightly helped the problem. The gas is usually the worst in the morning and tends to be worse when I eat specific meals (although I am not sure which) and when I have been drinking alcohol. Even when I do not eat I tend to get gas from an empty stomach.
I also have hemorrhoids and the area around my anus is constantly itchy, especially right before a bowel movement. My bowel movements are very random and I am frequently constipated. My stools range from diarrhea to very hard to pass small stools; usually they are floating and sticky. I have to use wet wipes otherwise I irritate my hemorrhoids to the point of bleeding and my skin becomes very tender and painful to the touch. I also tend to scratch at night which causes the area to be painful in the morning and afternoon. I have tried to use prep-h to heal the hemorrhoids but it didn't help very much.
I have tried to research this problem and so many different gastrointestinal diseases and allergies come up that I do not know where to start and get overwhelmed. I am just looking for any insight as to what is causing this and what can be done to fix it. If you need any more information please let me know and I will provide it.

 
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Old 08-22-2017, 08:38 AM   #2
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Re: Unexplained Digestive Problems/Hemmorhoids

Having hard stools will definitely give you hemorrhoids and this is a symptom of a low fiber diet. If you were to get enough fiber in your diet, from natural whole foods, there would be no reason to have hard stools. But I don't recommend fiber supplements; that's not the way to become healthy.

Adequate dietary fiber comes from eating natural whole foods like fresh fruit, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, nuts and seeds. Animal protein does not contain fiber so you should not overdo your consumption of it. A high protein diet is not your friend when your goal is to achieve good long-term health.

Avoid drinking juice like orange juice, instead, eat an orange. Instead of eating a piece of apple pie, eat an apple. These are examples of how you can get more fiber in your diet by avoiding processed foods.

Try changing your diet gradually so your digestive system will have time to adjust.

Last edited by JohnR41; 08-22-2017 at 09:00 AM.

 
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