An anal fissure is a minor longitudinal tear in the inner mucous lining tissues of the anus. During and after bowel motions, the incision in the anal skin causes excruciating discomfort. Anal fissures can occur in persons of all ages for various reasons or as a result of a significant medical problem. Children’s fissures have also been discovered as a result of poor eating habits. In addition, trauma to the anus and anal canal can result in anal fissures. It’s most common among the young and middle-aged. 

Ayurvedic treatment for Anal fissure

At Sitaram, we offer safe and effective ayurvedic treatment for anal fissures. Our individualized treatment plan aims to recover and prevent the reoccurrence of the condition. Our treatment plan includes Ksharasutram and Kshara Karma therapy which provides instant relief from anal fissure. Ksharasutram uses a medical alkaline thread smeared in herbal medication and is processed several times. We customize the treatment as per the condition and health of the patient. 

The benefits of choosing Ayurveda to heal fissures are many. These treatments are safe and effective with fast relief. Fewer chances of complications and reoccurrence happen with Ayurveda treatment. More rapid healing and reduced risk of anal stenosis are also possible with ayurvedic intervention. In addition to the therapeutic methods, many lifestyle changes are recommended to avoid future issues. This includes creating a personalized nutrition plan based on the patient’s condition and any physical activity program for overall health and well-being improvement.

What causes Anal fissure?

Various factors may lead to anal fissure. Few causes include :

  • Passing hard stools due to constipation 
  • Straining excessively during bowel movements 
  • Lack of blood flow to the anal region
  • Chronic diseases like diarrhoea, TB, HIV, cancer etc. 
  • Pregnancy-related constipation
  • Sedentary life habits
  • Unhealthy food patterns 
  • Excess indulgence in alcohol and smoking 

What are the symptoms of anal fissure?

  • Sharp or excruciating pain during and after bowel movements 
  • Blood traces over the stool or bleeding during the evacuation
  • Burning sensation around the anus
  • Visible tear in the anal skin
  • Pus discharge from the area 
  • Small lump or skin tag in the anal region

Risk factors of Anal fissures

  • Infancy – infants have a high risk to develop anal fissure during their first year of life. The reason is still unclear in medical science. 
  • Ageing – anal fissures can occur in older persons due to slower circulation, which reduces blood supply to the rectal area. 
  • Constipation: tearing happens more likely when you strain during passing hard stools. 
  • Childbirth: women are more likely to develop anal fissures after giving birth. 
  • Crohn’s disease: it is a chronic inflammatory bowel illness. This inflammatory bowel illness produces chronic intestinal inflammation, rendering the anal canal lining more sensitive to tears.

Prevention of Anal fissure

  • Keep the anorectal area clean and dry.
  • Wipe the area with soft material or a moistened cloth, or cotton pad.  
  • Do not prolong to treat constipation, if you suffer from the same.