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Haemorrhoids

We all know that Haemorrhoids or Piles are associated with pain, inflammation and often bleeding around the Anus.

Cavernous columns of tissue within the Anorectal canal called “Anal Cushions” control the seepage of gas from the rectum.

These cushions are located at the upper end of the anal canal where the anus and rectum meet-the Anorectal junction. It is a bulging of the smooth and moist lining of the bowel at three points inside this junction that forms these cushions.

These cushions are an extension of the surface lining of the tissue in this area which is made up of elastic tissue and small blood vessels and are anchored by connective tissue and muscle fibres to the internal sphincter muscle.

Within the anal cushions, blood passes from arteries to veins without any capillaries. As a result, blood flows through the anal cushions with ease. These cushions function as a seal by lying in close contact with each other.
This seal between the rectum and anus allows us to keep control over the seepage of gas.

Congestion and enlargement of these cushions can take place due to constipation and straining, pregnancy and menstruation in women.
These enlarged and inflamed cushions make up what we call haemorrhoids or piles.
Bleeding or protrusion of the haemorrhoids is quite common during or after an attempt to pass a stool.
Hard stools make matters worse but even a “normal” stool can cause trauma and bleeding of an already inflamed haemorrhoid if straining is required to empty the bowel.

Since the bleeding is fresh, it is bright red in colour. This bright red blood is often noticed on the toilet paper, dripping into the toilet bowl or as spray inside the toilet bowl.

When the anal cushions are enlarged and inflamed they may slide down the anal canal and protrude out of the anus. This is called a prolapse and often occurs during straining to pass a stool or when lifting a heavy object. This haemorrhoid will usually retreat back normally or can be gently pushed back in manually. However, if really enlarged, this type of haemorrhoid may remain outside and cause discomfort, bleeding and itching due to friction from rubbing against under garments.

How to heal and prevent Bowel disorders

Diet is not about what you should NOT eat, it’s about what you should include in the diet that matters.
As long as your diet includes the correct balance of plant foods containing soluble fibre, insoluble fibre and resistant starch your colon will produce the perfectly formed stool. The important next step is to evacuate this stool without straining so that the body does not suffer from the pressures created each time the bowel is emptied.

In order to heal and prevent bowel disorders you need to make lifestyle changes that last the rest of your life time.

1. Include more fluids and plant food containing soluble fibre, insoluble fibre and resistant starch in the diet so that the perfectly formed stool will be made in the colon and beneficial bacteria will flourish and eliminate disease causing bacteria and fungi.

2. Evacuate the perfectly formed stool by adopting the squat posture to eliminate the need to strain during bowel movements.

It is not possible or safe to squat on the modern raised toilet seat installed in all western homes and it is impossible to squat for any length of time if you have not done this from childhood onwards. This makes the use of any raised platforms impossible to adapt to.

The SquattLooStool is designed to allow you to adopt the squat posture while seated comfortably on your raised toilet seat.
The single best and easiest lifestyle change you will ever make, leading to a healthier body.