Things that cause hemorrhoids


You’re sitting on the toilet…forever

When thinking about what causes hemorrhoids, consider your toilet time. Sure, it’s nice to hang out with your smartphone in the bathroom—it’s so quiet and relaxing in there!—but sitting too long on an open toilet bowl will cause gravity to put undue stress on these veins. Take all the time you need to go, says Dr. Brenner, but once you’re done, flush and head out. Taking too long in the john? Here’s how to get things moving again when you’re constipated.