Constipation and Hemorrhoids

Constipation and Hemorrhoids

Swollen anal walls and veins, lumps and small swellings, irritation and itching, a protruding anal tissue, obstructed anus – as painful as they may sound, these are actually symptoms of a medical condition: hemroids or hemorrhoids.

Read on to find out more about the causes, relief methods, treatments and how it relates to another medical condition which is constipation.

Hemorrhoid Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

Did you know that about 50% of the population are currently suffering from, or have previously suffered from hemorrhoids? This condition is more common than you think and it is the following individuals who are particularly susceptible:

? Hard laborers
? Long distance drivers
? Office workers
? Overweight individuals
? Pregnant women
? Weight lifters

This type of a medical condition appears as tiny lumps on the lower part of the rectum, which is a result of a swelling of the veins.

There are two types of hemorrhoids: internal and external.

The internal condition appears inside the anus and the lower rectum. On the other hand, the external condition appears as a small swelling which can be visibly seen on the opening of the anus.

So what exactly is the root cause of this medical condition? Basically, they occur because the veins around the rectum become distended as a result of lack of support from other tissues.

Hemorrhoids and Constipation

If a person lacks fiber in his or her diet, constipation is most likely to occur. Constipation is actually the most common cause of hemorrhoids because this health condition makes it difficult for stool to pass through the body.

Hemorrhoids Relief

Remember that hemorrhoid is a medical condition which is found in almost 50% of the population.

As such, it is a must to know what early hemorrhoid symptoms you should watch out for.

It is also a good idea to immediately know about the possible treatment and relief products you can use. If you are looking for the ultimate remedy against this medical condition, one of the best products in the market today is Venapro.

This is one of the most effective over-the-counter treatments for hemorrhoid symptoms. There’s no prescription needed, it has no side effects and Venapro has 100% permanent healing effect on hemorrhoids – so check out the website and learn more about the product now!

Find complete information on hemorrhoids treatment and know more about its symptoms, causes and relief at our online hemorrhoids guide.

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Fiber Menace: The Truth About the Leading Role of Fiber in Diet Failure, Constipation, Hemorrhoids, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn’s Disease, and Colon Cancer

Fiber Menace is for people who believe fiber prevents cancers, reduces the risk of heart disease, regulates blood sugar, wards off diabetes, lowers appetite, induces weight loss, cleanses the colon, and eliminates constipation.

Tragically, none of it is true, and Fiber Menace explains why it’s the complete opposite. Most of those findings have been well known and widely publicized even before Fiber Menace’s release. Here are some of the most striking examples:

— Fiber doesn’t ward off colon cancer, according to the Harvard School of Public Health: “For years, Americans have been told to consume a high-fiber diet to lower the risk of colon cancer […] Larger and better-designed studies have failed to show a link between fiber and colon cancer.” Scores of other studies, cited in Fiber Menace, have demonstrated that fiber increases the risk of colon cancer. (p. 181)

— Fiber doesn’t prevent breast cancer either, according to the U.S. Center for Diseas

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  1. Kathryne L. Pirtle "Author of Performance wit... March 7, 2012 7:41 pm 

    106 of 119 people found the following review helpful:
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Fiber Menace, October 27, 2006
    This review is from: Fiber Menace: The Truth About the Leading Role of Fiber in Diet Failure, Constipation, Hemorrhoids, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn’s Disease, and Colon Cancer (Paperback)

    Fiber Menace
    By Konstantin Monastrsky
    (Pub. by Ageless Press, 2005)

    From a symbolic cover illustrating a cereal bowl full of gold screws, the insightful book, Fiber Menace, reveals the disastrous effects that our modern high-fiber nutritional dictates may have on the proper functioning of the digestive system. From purely a perspective of the problems that a high-fiber diet creates–of large stools that stretch the intestinal tract beyond its normal range and eventually cause intestinal damage and bowel problems, including hernias, hemorrhoidal disease, constipation, malnourishment, irritable bowel syndrome and Crohn’s disease, to drastically upsetting the natural bacterial flora in the intestinal tract–Fiber Menace describes major health issues that can develop from eating what’s considered a modern healthy diet that is high in fiber from fiber supplements, grains, vegetables, fruits and legumes.

    The book also details the problems with over-hydration. The recommended 8 glasses of water a day may cause problems such as constipation, mineral depletion and imbalances, which can factor in digestive disorders, kidney disease, degenerative bone disease, muscular disorders and even cardiac arrest from electrical dysfunction. Pointing to traditional healthy cultures, we find that people did not drink large quantities of water because a clean water source was not guaranteed. Instead, they stayed hydrated with dairy, fermented beverages and bone broth soups, which have incredible nutrient qualities and are not flushed through the body as plain water.

    The author of this book is a brilliant man who suffered a life-threatening illness from years as a vegetarian. Mr. Monastyrsky is a pharmacologist, and after immigrating to the US from the Ukraine, pursued a career in high technology. He worked in two premier Wall Street firms: as a senior systems analyst at First Boston Corporation and as a consultant at Goldman-Sachs & Co. He has also written two best-selling Russian language books, entitled Functional Nutrition: The Foundation of Absolute Health and Longevity, and Disorders of Carbohydrate Metabolism.

    I was fascinated with this author’s perspective as I also suffered a life-threatening digestive illness and recovered through eating a nutrient-dense diet, which happens to also be a low-fiber diet. For years, I ate lots of fruits and vegetables–mostly raw–ate lots of grains and faithfully drank 8 glasses of water daily. I ate some meat and dairy and very little fat– and definitely no butter! I developed severe intestinal damage from undiagnosed Celiac disease and a hiatal hernia, but am convinced, from reading this book, that many of my digestive problems may have been equally caused from a high-fiber diet as a factor in the intestinal damage and severe malnutrition that I suffered.

    The author discusses that a low fiber diet and not eating anything that your great, great, great, great grandmother wouldn’t eat will heal digestive illness. He advocates eating a high protein diet with foods that are easy-to-digest, build up the intestinal bacterial flora and supply ample traditional fat. These are the same principles that I found effective in building health from a very depleted condition.

    This book focuses on what not to eat and why. Mr. Monastrysky explains that the human teeth are fashioned to chop flesh and our digestive system is built to handle mainly protein digestion with small amounts of fiber. When we eat too much fiber, digestion lasts longer and fermentation occurs, damaging the bacterial flora and causing problems such as bloating, flatulence and enlarged stools, which can lead to problems such as constipation or diarrhea, IBS, and diverticular disease.

    We must consider however, that many healthy cultures successfully ate a mixed diet that included ample fiber from grains, vegetables and fruits. However, the missing component in the success of their diets compared to many modern mixed and vegetarian diets, is that healthy diets supplied adequate fats, vitamin A and D, easy-to-digest bone broth soups, traditionally fermented foods that promote a healthy intestinal flora and high-quality sources of protein. Although Monastrysky suggests high-quality protein, fats, and building intestinal flora as important, he leaves out discussion of the necessity of adequate vitamins A and D. Our modern diets are inadequate for intestinal health not merely because of a fiber issue, but that we lack the crucial components that are found in healthy cultures, in our diets that allow us to absorb nutrients and maintain proper digestive function.

    He cautions the reader of problems with switching to a low-fiber diet in the first stages; that it is important to gradually cut down on fiber and make sure you are getting adequate fats and foods that build the intestinal flora. As stools are smaller, the urge to go to the bathroom will…

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  2. guzolany March 7, 2012 7:09 pm 

    166 of 187 people found the following review helpful:
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Quite interesting, but unproven ideas and some serious flaws, June 26, 2007
    guzolany (Hamburg) –

    This review is from: Fiber Menace: The Truth About the Leading Role of Fiber in Diet Failure, Constipation, Hemorrhoids, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn’s Disease, and Colon Cancer (Paperback)

    I had to order this book via Amazon USA because it is not available in Europe. His basic recommendations, not do eat too much fiber and not to overdose water intake, seem to make sense. His hints how to fight obstipation caused by low-carb/low-fiber-diets are also as reasonable as the recommendation to make the transition vom a high-fiber/carb-diet to a low-fiber/carb one slowly to prevent negative side effects of the carbohydrate withdrawal.

    But there are also some serious flaws. First is his completely wrong reception of the cause of Atkins’ death. As we know, Atkins died from an accident with severe damage of his skull and brain. At the time of this accident he was not obese at all and did not suffer from heart disease. But Monastyrsky states Atkins died from a cardiac arrest, “unquestionably from obesity-related complications […] and he died morbidly obese”. Monastyrsky also seems not to have really understood the principles behind ketosis. I certainly do NOT endorse the Atkins-Diet nor his very problemable “induction phase”, but I really dislike lay-journalists/writers who investigate inaccurately or do not fully understand what they are writing about.

    Secondly Mr. Monastyrskys calculations about the daily need of carbohydrates (200 g/day is way to high) and the maximum intake of carbohydrates, fats and proteins to allow fat loss are quite weird. He claims that only with NO carbohydrate and max. 1 gram of fats and proteins per kg bodyweight, weightloss would be possible. Following this idea, a person of 75 kg would be allowed to have NO carbohydrates, 75 g fats and 75 g protein per day. This sums up to 975 calories – a very very low energy diet that virtually forces the body to engage all its energy-saving capabilities and will be the best basis for rapid regain of weight after stopping this very questionable approach. “Hello jo-jo”. Weight- and fat-loss occurs as a matter of course with every longer lasting reduction of energy-intake below the requirements of the body. There is no scientific proof for Mr. Monastyrskys ideas concerning the required mix of macronutrients at all.

    Thirdly Mr. Monastyrksy misinterpretes the term of “waterintoxication” he cites from the Schmidt/Thews-Textbook of physiology. Schmidt/Thews say that taking LARGER AMOUNTS of hypotonic solutions WITHIN A SHORT TIME into the body may cause waterintoxication. This is a wellknown fact inside the medical world, but it is crucial to see the term WITHIN A SHORT TIME, Monastyrsky seems to peculate in his further interpretation. The official recommendation of “8 glasses of water a day” may be questionable, but does of course NOT lead to “water-intoxication” when taken – as supposed – throughout the day. Only taking big amounts of hypotonic fluid all of a sudden may cause problems in the stated way, but nobody recommends this.

    Fourthly Mr. Monastyrsky is very eager to promote the selling of his quite expensive food-additives through his website he cites over and over again throughout his book. This is very annoying.

    Summary: Mr. Monastyrskys ideas seem to make some sense specially for people who experience problems from consuming too much fiber. But there is no adequate scientific evidence for his allegations. Readers who want to follow his suggestions therefore should be careful not to be drawn into esoteric spheres where they might lose their sense for reality. Monastyrsky might also have considered to publish his thinkings in an article in a medical or journal of nutrition (but that would have arisen the ‘danger’ of an external quality-control). His basic ideas would fit comfortably in a relatively short article and it does not seem to be necessary to spread it redundantly over more than 280 pages.

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  3. Jeffrey A. Jannuzzo March 7, 2012 6:12 pm 

    32 of 32 people found the following review helpful:
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Fiber Menace Refuted The Conventional Wisdom, March 24, 2007

    This review is from: Fiber Menace: The Truth About the Leading Role of Fiber in Diet Failure, Constipation, Hemorrhoids, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn’s Disease, and Colon Cancer (Paperback)

    This book contradicted the “conventional wisdom” about fiber and water-intake that I had been living under for more than 20 years. The science was laid out in terms that an educated layman could easily grasp, and the refutation of “conventional wisdom” was set forth in a way that was logically inescapable.

    I am a hard guy to persuade, but I took the findings of Mr. Monastyrky to heart, and changed my fiber and water intake as he recommended, and within a day or two, my body was functioning better than it had in 20 years.

    It was like trying to run a race with lead shoes, and discoverying again what it was like to run, when you got rid of them.

    Mr. Monastyrsky’s recommendations and reasons will in time replace the misinformation and misdiagnosis about fiber and its supposed benefits that have caused us so much grief. Readers of this book will congratulate themselves that they were years ahead of the curve.

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