Can sitting worsen piles?


Yes, sitting for prolonged periods of time can worsen piles, also known as hemorrhoids. Piles are swollen and inflamed veins in the rectum and anus. When you sit for long periods, especially on hard surfaces, the pressure on the rectum and anus increases, which can exacerbate the swelling and pain associated with piles.

Additionally, sitting for long periods can lead to poor circulation and cause blood to pool in the veins around the rectum and anus, making the condition worse.

To help prevent piles from worsening, it is important to take frequent breaks from sitting, especially if you have a job that requires you to sit for long periods. You should also maintain good posture while sitting and avoid sitting on hard surfaces. Additionally, you can use cushions or pillows to relieve pressure on the rectum and anus while sitting.

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