Hemorrhoids are not just embarrassing; they are also extremely uncomfortable. If you have a severe case of hemorrhoids, you could actually be in quite a bit of pain. While you are waiting for your appointment or for your treatment to provide results, you may need to cope with hemorrhoids while at work. Here are a few tips to help you cope so that you can be comfortable and confident.
Pillow or Cushion
You probably don’t want to use a donut pillow at work. There is really only one purpose for such a pillow. You might as well declare to the entire office that you have hemorrhoids. Yet a pillow or cushion can be extremely helpful. Try to choose a pillow or cushion that is harder on the outside edge than on the inside, such as the pillows that tie onto dining chairs. This way you get the benefit of removing pressure from the anus without being obvious about your condition.
Take Breaks When Needed
One of the best things you can do for hemorrhoids is to not force bowel movements. Often, when people are on the job they feel that they can only use the restroom while on scheduled breaks. This can lead to straining for bowel movements either because it was put off to a later time or because you are trying to be proactive and use your break time wisely. In either situation, you are not doing yourself any favors. Wait to use the restroom until you really need to so that you can avoid straining.
If you follow these tips, it will help you manage your hemorrhoids until you are able to seek effective treatment. There are many different treatments available depending on the type of hemorrhoids you have. Contact our office today for more information about treatments or to schedule your appointment.