It definately sounds like yours is stress related, maybe anxiety. You have a good handle on it and take care of yourself, that’s cool. What a person eats can have a big effect, too. I used to eat lots of meat and carbs, not much fiber. Sometimes what we did when younger we cannot do later on, or not without a big price anyway, like surgery. I’m in my mid-forties, and I’m beginning to see that life doesn’t last forever, and what you did when younger can affect your quality of life later. The last ten years, I’ve seen more relatives die than I care to mention. Some of them seem to be dying younger that their parents did, and I’ve changed my diet to cut out too much junk food and processed crap. For a while I’ve been studying health now and then, alternative health sites, just whatever makes sense and to understand things a little better. Use everything you can, use the doctors, use natural medicine, use whatever has a chance to work.
You guys, blood in the stools is not a good thing. Once or twice is not a big deal if it stops and heals itself. If it’s continuous there’s a problem that needs solving. If it’s hemorrhoids, thats a loose blood vessel and they can suddenly break one day, from what I’ve heard. I’ve heard that people have bled to death from it. I would hate to be out camping or something and suddenly die from a blood vessel that I could have fixed if only I had done it earlier! I think if it were me, this is “one of those things” and I would get it looked into, get mad or get sad or get glad or whatever you have to do, and have a doctor look at it.
It’s a two-way street: if there’s blood in your stools, there’s toxins in your blood, too. It will stress out your immume system and cause other organs to work overtime detoxifying all this stuff. You feel crappier and crappier as time goes by. After years and years of this, you will have other problems as a result, maybe irreversible ones. I used to know a guy that had his intestines removed and wore the little bag, and it was all downhill after that… because he no longer had the intestines to digest any minerals or vitamins or anything. It’s not a happy life. Be smart, take care of yourself. Get over the fear and do it. You might be glad you did, later on. I know us american guys are scared or ashamed sometimes, but thats more of a learned thing, you can unlearn it too. To heck with what people think, it’s your health, not theirs. You might just need to change your diet. Eating bad can wear out your system and cause problems later in life. “Rock hard” stools are not good, especially tumbling around through soft tissues! Your body can take the abuse for many years, but not forever. Be good to your body, and it will be good to you.
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