Three Surprising Ways Hemorrhoids Affect Your Life

Hemorrhoids can be painful, uncomfortable, and concerning, especially if they bleed or if you have them for a long time, but you might be surprised at all of the ways that having hemorrhoids can affect your life. Here are just some ways that they affect you aside from the obvious implications to your health.

Avoiding Social Engagements

When you have painful hemorrhoids, you may find that you incidentally distance yourself from your friends and family. You may put off social engagements or flake on them entirely because you do not want to have to sit uncomfortably in a chair, booth, or bench. This can affect your personal relationships in many ways. And because you don’t want to tell them the reason why due to embarrassment, it can drive a wedge between you.

Decreased Productivity

If you are struggling to keep up at work, it is probably because of your hemorrhoids. Hemorrhoids are very distracting. When you are constantly uncomfortable in your desk chair, it makes it impossible to focus completely on your work. Your productivity will suffer, which could prevent you from earning a promotion or raise.

Missed Opportunities

You might have the opportunity to attend your favorite sporting event, a concert, a play, or some other activity that you enjoy that requires you to sit for a long period of time. When you have painful hemorrhoids, doing these activities is so painful that you either can’t really enjoy it or you don’t go at all. This can make you miss out on some incredible experiences.

If you have chronic hemorrhoids and you have noticed these things happening in your life, it is time to take action. Contact us today for more information about hemorrhoid treatment or to schedule your appointment.

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