Diet Plan for Piles, Fissures and Fistula

These three are not the same but have a similarity in pathology, all of the three are anal pathologies rooted in the gut health/digestion of the patient.

Let’s take them separately, beginning with the most common condition of Piles also known as Hemorrhoids - swollen veins in the anus and lower rectum.


Hemorrhoids can develop inside the rectum (internal hemorrhoids) or under the skin around the anus (external hemorrhoids). This condition arises commonly due to chronic constipation or difficulty in bowel movement.

Piles can affect both the internal side and the external side of the terminus, and in severe cases may have symptoms of blood discharge too. With the advancement of age after 50, or during pregnancy piles is more likely to occur.

An anal fissure is a small tear in the lining of the anus that can cause pain and bleeding during bowel movements. This occurs as a result of constipation and straining during bowel movements. As it’s a cut/ tear, thus liable to attract microbes resulting in infection.

An anal fistula is an infected tunnel between the skin and the anus, the muscular opening at the end of the digestive tract. Most anal fistulas are the result of an infection in an anal gland that spreads to the skin.

Antibiotics are recommended to cure Fistula. Work patterns involving long sitting hours, obesity, or being overweight increase the chances of fistula. As we can observe that all these three conditions are connected with our digestion. Thus, it is very crucial to increase fiber intake, maintain a healthy weight, and also to increase water intake.

The following food may help improve the condition -

  • Papaya - Papayas contain enzymes that may help improve digestion.
  • Lemon - Lemons are bursting with vitamin C, which is an antioxidant that plays an essential role in collagen synthesis.
  • Bananas - Bananas are a good source of fiber, which may help relieve constipation.
  • Oatmeal - Oatmeal is loaded with soluble fiber, which helps your stools retain water. This may help prevent dry stools, a common cause of fissures.
  • Turmeric - Curcumin, an active ingredient in turmeric, has been long recognized for its medicinal properties, including its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
  • Milk - Milk is popular Ayurvedic remedy for fissure healing. It’s often recommended to take it alongside ghee to improve constipation.
  • Add raw vegetables, fresh fruits, and nuts to your daily diet - Raw vegetables and fruits contain a lot of water, which supports your system and in wound healing.

F – Fiber-rich food

I - Increase fluid intake

B - Bulk laxatives

R - Relaxation during passing stool

E - Exercise and healthy lifestyle with a focus on weight maintenance.

Feel free to connect with Team Nutrishilp for any emotional counseling, dietary and nutritional support to cope up with The Piles, Fissures and Fistula.



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