Implication of Sugar Intake in Haemorrhoid and Menstruation

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Augustine I. Airaodion
Peace R. Adejumo
Onyinyechi C. Njoku
Emmanuel O. Ogbuagu
Uloaku Ogbuagu


This review discusses the implication of sugar intake in haemorrhoid and menstruation. Haemorrhoid is the clustering of veins in the rectum leading to swollen anus. This occurs due to pressure exerted on the rectum. When these veins swell, they expand outward into the membranes around the rectal and anal tissue. Most people believed that sugar is the onset of haemorrhoid. Haemorrhoid occurs as a result of pressure exerted on the rectum leading to the swelling of the veins in the rectum. Since sugar does not exert pressure on the rectum, it doesn't cause haemorrhoid but can aggravate it and increase the grade. To reduce or avoid haemorrhoid, it is advisable to visit the toilet and excrete as soon as one is pressed. The rectum should not be allowed to be filled for a long time. Menstruation is the regular monthly discharge of blood and mucosal tissue from the inner lining of the uterus through the vagina.  This stops after menopause, which usually occurs between 45 and 55 years of age. It also stops during pregnancy and typically do not resume during the initial months of breastfeeding. There is a general believe that sugar intake increases menstrual flow but this review shows otherwise. High intake of sugar has not been implicated in increasing menstrual flow but cause increased severe menstrual cramps by increasing the production of prostaglandins. Prostaglandins act by contracting the uterine walls and constricting the blood vessels of the uterus which results in pain during menstruation.

Sugar, haemorrhoid, menstruation, prostaglandins

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Airaodion, A. I., Adejumo, P. R., C. Njoku, O., O. Ogbuagu, E., & Ogbuagu, U. (2019). Implication of Sugar Intake in Haemorrhoid and Menstruation. International Journal of Research and Reports in Hematology, 2(2), 1-9. Retrieved from
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