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Question: hemorrhoids and intensive sport


 happyjoe - Thu May 10, 2007 12:46 am

Hi,

I have hemorrhoids at the moment and am wondering if over-intesive activity such as kickboxing (which I participate in) can aggrevate the problem or slow down recovery.

Would this apply to running as well?

Thanks.
 Dr. Chan Lowe - Sat Jun 09, 2007 10:30 pm

User avatar Exercise generally it thought to improve hemorrhoids. Things such as constipation and straining to have a bowel movement will worsen hemorrhoids.

To help reduce them and prevent future occurrences try to eat plenty of fiber and try not to strain while having a bowel movement.

Best wishes.

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