Normally, i’ve always had a very healthy digestive tract. I move my bowels frequently just about every day, and sometimes twice in a day.
The first time i had ever encountered hemorrhoids i was ten years of age. I remember sitting on the toilet seat of my home straining to defecate. I was constipated and parts of my stool would just not release. As I continued to put strenuous effort upon my rectum i had began to feel sore, sharp stinging pain, and burning sensations.
I developed swelling around the both sides of my anus. Two hard and severely painful lumps. It was bad. So bad that from then on I never put any extra strain other than necessary during a bowel movement. I never forgot the experience of having those terrible external hemorrhoids.
As I grew older i developed prolapsed internal hemorrhoids which sometimes flare up before, during, or after one of my menstrual cycles. These type of hemorrhoids enlarge and protrude outside the anal sphincter. Mine have itched, bled, and caused burning and shooting pains.
One remedy that i’ve found to relieve most of the annoyance is a vitamin named “Rutin”. Rutin is a bioflavonoid that has strong antioxidant properties. One of the reasons why Rutin was effective in helping my hemorrhoid discomfort is due to the fact that it strengthens the blood vessels. I took 500mgs daily.
Aside from that, i also occasionally developed a severe constipation that would reoccur. My stool would get stuck inside the passageway of my rectum. And i could feel the poop as it stretched my anus.
The only solution that i had at the time was to get up from the toilet (if no one at home was available to head out to the store for me or able to bring me up something to eat or drink) with hard stool partially exited out of my behind, to go consume a fruit or vegetable.
Prune juice, raisins, or some quickly boiled plant food usually did the trick. I’d be successfully discharging the stopped up remains of my bowel movement in no time.
This one day though, I wasn’t so lucky. Nothing worked. Not the prune juice or anything else that i tried. I literally had to take one of my hands and pull out a portion of my stool and, it was huge. I had to dig in a little around the inside of the anus to remove extra fecal excess so that i could push out the rest.
After going through that I decided to never be in that situation ever again. At the state I was in I knew that constipation if-severe enough-could kill an individual.
I am a health fanatic. And i take a good load of top quality vitamins. So in my search to add to my collection of supplements when needed, I had come upon Probiotics. And i saw that they were good not only for the digestive system but also for overall health-which I was looking to improve on in certain areas.
The Probiotics worked very well. And every time I go to purchase a vitamin for one reason I end up finding out how they serve to help me out in other ways. And that is always a great thing to discover.
The same thing happened when i read up on the herb Turmeric. When I studied the benefits that Turmeric had to offer I became interested in giving the vitamin a try. And i did.
When I took my first vegetarian capsule of 400mg standardized turmeric extract (root) and 372mg curcuminoids i noticed a change within my body the same day. And after taking my Turmeric supplements for four years straight i have never been constipated again.