Anal fistula is a narrow tunnel with its internal opening in the anal canal and external opening in the skin near the anus. Any infection in the anal canal leads to the build-up of a channel and oozing of pus. The tract developed by this process is called fistula. Anal fistula is an irritating and painful condition due to drainage of pus.
Causes of Anal Fistula
As per Ayurveda, Anal fistula occurs due to vitiation of Tridoshas (Vata, Pitta and Kapha). Imbalance of Tridoshas leads to the development of bacterial infection and accumulation of pus around the anus.
Diet Chart for Anal fistula
Along with the consumption of herbal remedies, the diet with high fiber content is very beneficial in restoring normal health in a paced manner. It is very important to follow strict dietary guidelines in order to get rid of anal fistula.
|FOODS TO CONSUME||FOODS TO AVOID|
| Cereals: Ragi, Brown rice, Quinoa, Oats, Wheat
Chapatti ratio- Wheat flour (50%) + Black chana (20%) + Soybean (20%) + Bran (10%)
|Whole wheat, Sorghum, Corn, White rice, White bread, Whole refined flour and its products|
|Fruits: Plums, Peach, Sapodilla, Papaya, Litchi, Coconut, Pineapple, Watermelon, Pear, Apple||Persimmon, Banana|
|Vegetables: Tomato, Turnip, Radish, Cauliflower, Cabbage, Peas, Pumpkin, Ridge gourd, Bitter gourd, Beans, Broccoli, Beetroot, Potato, Bean||Okra and frozen vegetables|
|Pulses: All pulses and legumes||Nil|
|Dairy products: Nil||Whole milk and cream, Condensed milk, Cream cheese, Cheese, Full fat yogurt|
|Spices: Cinnamon, Clove, Fennel, Turmeric, Coriander, Cumin||Green chili, Red chili|
|Drinks: Herbal tea, Coconut water, Green juice, Sugarcane juice, Homemade vegetables and fruit juice||Carbonated drinks, Alcohol, Canned and packaged items|
|Flesh foods: Egg, Roasted or grilled meats, Chicken or Fish (occasionally)||Red meat, fried fish or chicken|
|Seeds and dry fruits: Raisins, Pumpkin seeds, Chia seeds, Flax seeds, Walnuts, Almonds||Nil|
|Oils: Mustard oil, Olive oil, Cow ghee, Coconut oil||Palm oil, Butter, , Canola oil|
|Other foods: Jaggery, Honey ( in moderation)||All Bakery and Processed foods, Refined flour, Fried food, Junk food, Biscuit, Pizza, Burger, Pastries|
- Do not consume heavy meals.
- Drink plenty of water i.e. 8-10 glasses of water daily.
- Consume high fiber diet in your meal.
- Avoid eating spicy and junk food.
- Don’t skip meals especially the breakfast.
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NOTE- These dietary guidelines may vary from patient to patient according to their medical parameters. These are generalized guidelines that might help in managing Anal Fistula.