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Weightlifting and Hemorrhoids

Lifting weights is good for your body and fitness, right? Not always. If you lift weights regularly, you may be at risk for developing hemorrhoids. Straining, improper breathing, holding your breath and grunting all contribute to downward pressure that can cause hemorrhoids. Hemorrhoids are swollen blood vessels around the anus and rectum that become enlarged from straining, constipation, pregnancy, and … Continue reading »