Growing a tiny human is a beautiful—but often not-so-glamorous—process. Pressure in your abdomen from your uterus expanding, along with hormonal changes and constipation (another common pregnancy symptom) can contribute to the condition. That’s why up to 35 percent of pregnant women get them, research shows. Traditional treatment, such as eating more fiber, staying hydrated, and taking stool softeners, can help expectant moms. Here are some clever ways to make sure you drink enough water.
You skipped the gym…again
Being active goes a long way toward helping you maintain a healthy weight. Indirectly, that also means lessening your odds of hemorrhoids. Indeed, for every point increase in BMI, adults had a 3.5 percent higher risk of suffering from them, according to a study published in the International Journal of Colorectal Disease. Excess weight applies extra pressure on the anal area. You’ve heard it before, but count this as one more reason to move your body for the recommended 150 minutes per week. One trick: Turn time with friends into legit exercise opportunities.