The danger of hemorrhoids in the face of quarantine

Abdominal surgery doctor – coloproctologist Miglė Kybransienė notes that although it is still difficult to assess the effects caused by the virus COVID-19, the number of patients with hemorrhoids has increased. The main challenges faced with hemorrhoids are discomfort, burning, itching and blood after defecation. In the case of an exacerbation or the formation of a thrombosed hemorrhoidal node, the pain is bothersome and people feel formations in the anus area.

Although working from home protects workers from the threat of COVID-19, it also carries the risk of health problems.

Between increased stress, long periods of sitting, and poor nutrition, telecommuting increases your chances of developing hemorrhoids.

There are several reasons why working at home can cause hemorrhoids. Here are the main culprits:

Long sitting

Being at home makes you sit more than usual. Remote workers are working three hours more than before the COVID pandemic.

Sitting for long periods puts pressure on the veins around the anus and causes hemorrhoids. Lack of movement can also lead to constipation, which is a factor in hemorrhoids.

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Working from home has been a source of stress for many. Most of the remote workers experienced a lot of stress during the quarantine. Stress hormones slow down digestion and cause constipation.

Bad diet

When you’re stuck at home, nutrient-poor snacks become more tempting. A diet lacking in essential nutrients and fiber can make your bowel movements painful and irregular.

Hemorrhoids are getting younger

Dr. Miglė Kybransienė also mentions that younger patients go to the doctor more often because of the discomfort caused by hemorrhoids. Hemorrhoids are usually associated with older age. As people become more sedentary and muscle integrity begins to disappear, hemorrhoids gradually appear. But this is definitely not a rule. Many young people develop hemorrhoids every year, and this number tends to grow.

It was especially aggravated during the quarantine. Overweight problems do not bypass children and teenagers. Being overweight puts pressure on the lower abdomen and pelvic area, which can strain the anal canal.

A poor diet with insufficient fiber can cause digestive problems, which can also lead to vasodilation, even in younger people. The only reliable way to determine the cause of hemorrhoids is to schedule a visit to a proctologist. Sokrato clinic accepts patients of all ages. If you want the highest quality hemorrhoid treatment and consultation, don’t hesitate to contact us.

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