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Manage Hemorrhoids While Working From Home

Your Lifestyle Can Make a Difference

Be mindful about keeping unnecessary pressure off your abdomen. Even small changes in your lifestyle can make a big difference in limiting the recurrence of hemorrhoids.1,2 Ensure you are taking breaks to incorporate physical activity in your daily routine, stay hydrated and eat well.
  • Modify your workspace to reduce unnecessary pressure on your bottom. Consider placing a pillow on your chair, creating a standing desk or using a foot stool to relieve pressure.
  • Get plenty of exercise. Exercise aids digestion and helps in achieving regular bowel movements. Walking and yoga are helpful ways to keep your bowel movements consistent.
  • Increase your fibre intake. Fruits, vegetables, whole grain breads and fibre-rich cereals are good sources of fibre. By including more fibre in your diet, stools will be softer, diminishing the discomfort of bowel movements. This may also help you avoid constipation.
  • Drink plenty of fluids, especially water and fruit juices. Try to avoid coffee and alcohol, which can dehydrate you and lead to constipation.
  • Avoid sitting on the toilet longer than necessary. It can lead to the development of hemorrhoids.
  • Go to the toilet whenever you feel the need. Don’t hold it in.
  • Avoid straining during bowel movements. If constipation is a problem, use a gentle laxative.

1 Carruthers-Czyzewski, P. Hemorrhoids. In Patient Self-Care . Canadian Pharmacists Association 2002;287-293

2 Mayo Clinic. Hemorrhoids. 2013. Accessed at: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/hemorrhoids/basics/symptoms/con-20029852 (July 2, 2014)


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