Sitting on the toilet for too long can lead to a condition that causes the blood vessels in your anus to become inflamed or enlarged. This is knows as hemorrhoids.

They can also be caused by constipation and remaining in a sitting position for too long.

There are two types of hemorrhoids: External hemorrhoids are located under the skin around your anus, and can form a small, hard bulge there. They can also cause bleeding, painful swelling, and itching.

Internal hemorrhoids are found in your rectum and usually aren’t painful. But they may cause bleeding that shows up in your poop.

In order to prevent this, experts have outlined ways to ensure your comfort in the long run.

1. Don't spend too long on the toilet

You should not spend more than 15 minutes on the toilet. The longer you sit on the toilet, the more pressure you exert on your internal abdomen. This can cause blood to accumulate in the blood vessels around your rectum.

2. Consume more water and fibre

Eating foods rich in roughage and drinking more water will help your poop become more flexible and reduces strain when you have a long call.

3. Don't delay pooping

When the urge to take a dump appears, don't put it off. The longer you take, the harder it becomes. This increases your chances of constipation and haemorrhoids.