When you have either internal or external hemorrhoids, sitting down can actually be quite uncomfortable. This is because sitting down obviously puts a lot more codydramol pressure on your bottom. And because you are sitting down and not moving around, the blood can build up in that area, (whilst moving around helps to pump it all around). One way to alleviate this is not to sit down, but given that this is not a very practical solution, there are other things you can do to relieve this build up.
Don’t sit down for too long, i.e. get up and stretch once in a while.
Sit on a higher stool or chair where your legs are more stretched out
Put your feet up on a foot stool
There are also hemorrhoid cushions available on the market. But do they do anything to relieve the pain and discomfort of an internal hemorrhoid? Or are they just another gimmick.
They are shaped like a donut, and are often made out of special memory foam. They are specifically designed to relieve the pressure on your bottom when sitting down, and you just place them on the chair or sofa under you before you sit down. You don’t have to strap them on or anything.
I have tried several of them over the years and I must admit I have found them to give relief, expecially when you are prone to severe flare ups. If you can, try several of them before you buy, or buy one that has a money back guarantee so that if it is not for you then you can return it. You can always look at getting a recliner chair with a special built in hemorrhoid cushion, but this is a more expensive option.
Try and get one with a removable washable cover, but if you can’t, don’t worry, just make a cover or put a pillow case around it to keep it clean. Hemorrhoid cushions are especially good for in the car, as you are often not in a position where you can stretch or walk around, (especially if you are stuck in heavy traffic for long periods of time). Even being cured of my hemorrhoids I still use them in the car because I find them really comfortable for driving around. Now they are not very expensive you can get them for between 10 and 50$, depending on the type and quality. For the relief they give, I think they are definitely worth the small investment. With care, they can last a very long time.