Maybe you have a desk job that requires you to sit through long periods of time. Or perhaps you spend most of your spare time scrolling through the internet or watching Netflix. Whatever may be the case, an inactive lifestyle puts a lot of pressure on the blood vessels located in your anal area. The lack of exercise also leads to chronic constipation and excessive straining in the bathroom, which will only worsen your hemorrhoids.
A sedentary lifestyle is one of the leading causes of hemorrhoids. So if you have recurring hemorrhoids and want to get rid of it permanently, you need to stay away from the couch and get your blood pumping through exercise.
Avoid Doing These Things When Exercising
In order to effectively manage your hemorrhoids, you need to exercise regularly. However, you need to avoid strenuous exercises such as weight lifting. Don’t overdo it with the workouts, and avoid lifting heavy weights as this will only put more pressure on the anal area.
Also avoid exercises that require you to sit for a long time, such as spinning and rowing, as they will only increase the pressure on an already swollen/inflamed part of the body.
At this point, you will be better off doing a moderate exercise. You can switch to the heavier stuff once your hemorrhoid symptoms subside.
Do These Things Instead
For the meantime, you can do cardiovascular activities such as walking, running, or dancing. These activities will release endorphins that will make you feel better, and will fight the inflammation around the anus and rectum area. You can also turn to yoga to tone and strengthen your muscles.
If you are already doing lots of exercise (while making sure not to overdo it), and your hemorrhoids are starting to bother you, please visit us here at the Proctology Institute for an appointment with a Los Angeles proctologist.