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Avoid Prolonged Sitting (Overview)

Prolonged sitting causes blood to pool in the pelvis and puts pressure on the blood vessels around the anus. This can make hemorrhoids worse.


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Why things get blurred while getting up abruptly after prolonged sitting?

Why things get blurred while getting up abruptly after prolonged sitting?

Blurry vision: When you get up too quickly, your blood pressure can drop suddenly and causes blurry vision and dizzyness, normally this corrected by an increase in heart rate; if the body can not compensate, then symptoms such as blurry vision , light headedness occur; dehydration, heart problems sometimes may prevent the body to compensate. ...Read more

Avoid Prolonged Sitting (Overview)

Prolonged sitting causes blood to pool in the pelvis and puts pressure on the blood vessels around the anus. This can make hemorrhoids worse.


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What would cause my hip to hurt after prolonged sitting?

What would cause my hip to hurt after prolonged sitting?

SI joint pain. : Usually, it is si joint pain, characteristic with pain with prolonged sitting and might relieve with standing up or slow walking. ...Read more

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Avoiding Dehydration (Checklist)

Monitor and increase your water consumption
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Avoid alcohol and other diuretics
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Avoiding Sunburn (Checklist)

Wear a wide-brimmed hat
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Reapply sunscreen after bathing or swimming
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Stay out of the sun between 11am and 2pm
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I have back discomfort more than a week now. Its worst during prolonged sitting. At night, just discomfort. Relieve after sleeping. Should i worry?

I have back discomfort more than a week now. Its worst during prolonged sitting. At night, just discomfort. Relieve after sleeping. Should i worry?

You probably don't..: need to worry, but it is something to pay attention to. At your age, you likely strained your lumbar support muscles during some, even mild, activity. Pain with sitting often suggests some degeneration of a disc which leads to inflammation/slight instability. Most all back pain gets better in a few weeks. Learn Back Stabilization Exercises, rest, use ice/heat, and OTC meds. To Doc if not better. ...Read more

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What causes leg pain after prolonged sitting?

What causes leg pain after prolonged sitting?

Lots of causes: Depending on which part of your leg hurts, and what position you have been sitting in, there are multiple potential causes. With this information, and with a physical exam, a physiatrist or sports med doc can help determine the cause. Can range from muscle cramps from decreased blood flow to tight muscles to an irritated nerve. ...Read more

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It feels like when I further bend forward, something tightens at the area just above my gluteal cleft. I have discomfort in prolonged sitting.

Could be your back: Pain from the lower back is often felt in the buttocks. You may have a herniated disc or other spinal issue in your lumbar, or lower back. Bending and prolonged sitting often exacerbate lower back problems. Strengthening your core abdominal muscles and flexibility may help a little. ...Read more