If you ignore the urge to have a bowel movement, the urge will eventually subside, and may not be felt again until several hours later. In the meantime, your body will reabsorb the water in your stools, which will become drier and harder, and therefore more difficult to pass.
Regular physical activity offers several benefits in helping prevent hemorrhoids:
People who remain sitting or standing for long periods without moving, like cashiers, for instance, experience increased pressure on the anal blood vessels. Make sure to take regular breaks to stretch your legs.
For the same reason, avoid sitting on the toilet for too long.
If you have any questions about how to prevent or treat hemorrhoids, ask your pharmacist.
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