As an LA hemorrhoid doctor, a good part of my job is spent at the intersection of medical and cosmetic concerns. Our sister site MedBar focus on vaginal rejuvenation and anal beauty, including procedures such as ThermiVa; this site is more focused on medical concerns including anal warts, anal skin tags, and hemorrhoids.
Many women ask us about how to prevent hemorrhoids through lifestyle changes alone, and the advice I typically give them centers around fiber, exercise, and preventing straining during bowel movements.
But recently one article included a piece of advice about hemorrhoids that I hadn’t heard before, but which is immediately self-apparent:
2. THE TOILET SHOULDN’T BE YOUR ZEN PLACE
“Many people read, check email, play on their phones, escape work, kids, or life, or do other activities on the pot. The toilet works like a gravity sink and your hemorrhoids engorge with blood and swell from this. Limiting your time on the toilet can improve or help prevent hemorrhoid symptoms. Try meditation or yoga instead.” —Grucela
It is an excellent point, and one which speaks in particular to young mothers and fathers who have a tendency to “escape” to the bathroom during otherwise arduous marathons of childcare. Sitting in that position too long creates damaging pressure.
For more good advice on hemorrhoid treatment in Los Angeles, contact the Proctology Institute.