Can I do push ups with hemorrhoids?

Dr Jelena Radovanovic Some experts say that exercise and hemorrhoids have a love-hate relationship. Exercise helps keep the colon more regular.

Staying active reduces your time you are spending in sitting position and putting pressure on the veins in your lower rectum. However, engaging in activities that increase abdominal pressure and straining can lead to the formation of hemorrhoids or exacerbation of existing ones.

The push ups are one of the most effective body weight exercises. When you do push ups you are exercising large group of muscles; arms, chest and shoulders, and if you doing push ups in the right way, they can strengthen the lower back and whole body by engaging the abdominal muscles.

In addition push ups promoting better flexibility of the body and improve posture. Strong abdominal and lower back muscles are supporting your body better and they are reducing pressure to your rectal area muscles, which also can help to slow down enlargement of hemorrhoids.

Powerful agent against hemorrhoids and rectal fissures

Even if you are suffering from hemorrhoids, you can do push ups as long as you do them properly. Maybe the most important thing in doing push ups while having hemorrhoids is proper breading.

When you are exercising, you must inhale an exhale in right order. You should never hold your breath while pushing; this may worsen your hemorrhoids. Doing pushups can help you treat irritating and sometimes painful hemorrhoids.

Push ups are a compound exercise because this exercise is engaging multiple muscle groups.
When you simultaneously engage large muscle groups, your heart must work harder to deliver blood rich with oxygen to muscle tissue.

Ultimately, this activity results in increasing blood flow through your body - circulation to rectal blood vessels which can reduce inflammation and promote healing of your hemorrhoids.

Also, push ups are fast and effective exercise for building strength. Strength training will elevate endorphin - “feel good” hormone which is in charge to signal your body to lift energy levels, improve mood and block the pain.

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