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How to prevent anal fissures

August 22nd, 2018

How to prevent anal fissures

How to prevent anal fissures

Anal fissures can occur because of a myriad of reasons. Due to the sensitivity of the anal lining, taxing bowel movements such as large, hard stool or diarrhea can be damaging. Certain inflammatory bowel diseases can also be the cause of anal fissures. Anal fissures can be very painful, so it is important to take the appropriate steps to prevent them.

Fibrous Diet

Partaking in a diet high in fiber can help prevent constipation. If you are constipated, there is a high likelihood that your stool is hard, dry, and large. This type of bowel movement can cause anal fissures. Fiber (from fruits and vegetables) is paramount in order to keep your bowel movements consistent and healthy. Besides fruits and veggies, wheat and oat bran, whole grains, beans, and prunes also high in fiber.

Avoid Certain Foods

There are specific foods that cause irritation. Spicy foods and caffeine can cause irritation and itching. Avoiding them can help prevent anal fissures.


Staying hydrated allows your body to take in more fiber. This helps diminish bloating and avoid gas. Drinking plenty liquids assists digestion and makes stools softer and easier to process.


If you are not physically active, there is a high chance you can become constipated. In fact, lack of exercise is one of the main causes of constipation. Exercise keeps everything moving, including your digestive system.


Keeping your rectum area clean and being gentle can help prevent and alleviate anal fissures.

If the problem persists….

If you constantly suffering from anal fissures, make sure to consult a doctor. Dr. Elist is male sexual health expert that has the experience to help you find the best remedy and prevention routine.

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