Are you suffering from chronic hemorrhoids after cholecystectomy (gallbladder removal)? You may be interested to learn of a type of bacteria that can help your entire digestive system recover gently and naturally. You can get relief from hemorrhoid pain and itching by improving the bacterial balance in your gut.
Post-cholecystectomy syndrome, estimated to occur in up to one out of eight cholecystectomy patients, can occur for some time after surgery because the gallbladder is no longer there to regulate the release of bile from the liver into the intestines.
In persons with post-cholecystectomy syndrome, bile floods into the digestive tract, usually after a meal high in fat. This bile intensely irritates the intestinal lining, rendering it unable to absorb water normally, which leads to diarrhea. The type of diarrhea experienced by those with post-cholecystectomy syndrome is usually very sudden and of high intensity. People report being unable to get to a toilet in time.
Diarrhea of this type is known to cause trauma to sensitive anal tissues, causing fissures and injuring veins.
Sometimes, changing to a low-fat diet and eliminating obvious irritants such as spices or coffee works well for persons with cholecystectomy-related digestive problems.
Others may find relief from prescription medications designed to bind fat molecules allowing them to pass undigested. These pharmaceuticals have well-documented negative side effects including leakage and bloating, dizziness and headaches.
Fortunately, there are natural remedies for diarrhea that help improve your digestion and stop the flow. The class of bacteria known as probiotics includes Lactobacillus acidophilus (lactic acid bacteria), Saccharomyces boulardii, Bifidobacterium longum, and yeast. These bacteria are normally present in the human digestive system but are susceptible to being overtaken by infectious bacteria such as Clostridium difficile. This can occur in people taking antibiotics and those who are recovering from viral or bacterial stomach upset. The symptoms of harmful bacterial overgrowth can range from stomach pain to life-threatening intestinal infections.
All strains of probiotics are not created equal – some, such as S. boulardii, are particularly effective in battling diarrhea caused by C. difficile or antibiotic use, while Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG has demonstrated the ability to reduce the severity and duration of virus-caused diarrhea.
When the right probiotics are added to the diet of persons with post-cholecystectomy syndrome, the irritating effects of the “bad” bacteria are reduced, the intestines are once again able to absorb water, and hemorrhoids caused by diarrhea can begin to heal.