Do you have any suggestions for bleeding hemorrhoids?
Q. Dear Terry, “This is an embarrassing question to ask. Like many Americans, I suffer from bleeding hemorrhoids. Do you have any suggestions that could help? Thank you so much for your time.” — Roger R, Salem, MA
A. Dear Roger, Please don’t be embarrassed about this common problem. Hemorrhoids are actually painful, swollen veins in the anal/rectal area. When they are irritated or inflamed, they can also bleed. I do have some natural options that I can share with you. However, I strongly recommend having ANY kind of rectal bleeding checked out first by your healthcare professional to make sure it is hemorrhoids and not something more serious.
Keeping your bowel movements soft and hydrated can greatly reduce hemorrhoid irritation. You can do this by drinking plenty of water, and making sure you have good sources of fiber in your diet—especially raw fruits and vegetables every day.
I believe you would also benefit greatly by adding a combination of red vine leaf extract and butcher’s broom to your daily regimen. Together, these two powerful botanicals have the ability to reduce the swelling, pain and bleeding associated with hemorrhoids. Butcher’s broom helps by constricting swollen veins, while red vine leaf extract helps to strengthen your blood vessels. I recommend taking 1 capsule of this blend twice daily. When looking for a formula, make sure to choose one that contains red vine leaf and butcher’s broom that are standardized for their active compounds.
Another ingredient you may want to try is mesoglycan. Mesoglycan provides glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) – the building blocks of blood vessels – which are crucial to the actual formation of blood vessel walls, helping them to be strong, yet flexible, plus it helps keep blood moving through our arteries and blood vessels. When looking for a product, make sure to choose one that comes from a porcine (or pig) source – this ensures it’s bioidentical to the same building blocks found in our own bodies.
Terry . . . Naturally