Exercising is very beneficial for the prevention of hemorrhoids. It encourages healthy circulation, helps prevent constipation, and works to reduce pressure in the rectal and anal area. Exercise also helps maintain a healthy weight. It is especially important to avoid sitting for long periods of time. This includes sitting on the toilet. Sitting on the toilet for long periods of time significantly increases anal pressure.
Listen to Your Body
Many people feel the urge to have a bowel movement, but, due to inconvenience, busyness, or other distractions, they may wait for a more convenient time. Delaying a bowel movement can greatly increase the risk for enlarged hemorrhoids to form. The longer the stool remains in the lower intestinal area, the harder and drier it becomes. Also, pressure in the area will build as the stool remains there. Finally, when it does make its way out of the body, it will be more difficult to pass, increasing the risk for irritation and injury.