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I have been having hemorrhoid flare-ups that last several days.

Q. Dear Terry, "Lately I have been having hemorrhoid flare-ups that last several days. I haven’t been able to determine a cause, but I’m hoping you can help me reduce this uncomfortable problem." — A.L., Vancouver, Canada

A. Dear A.L., Hemorrhoids are painful, swollen veins that occur in the anal or rectal area. When they become irritated or inflamed, they can also bleed. I do have some natural options that I can share with you. However, I strongly recommend that if you have ANY kind of rectal bleeding you should consult your healthcare practitioner to make sure it is 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 red vine leaf and butcher’s broom to your daily regimen. Together, these two botanicals have the ability to reduce the swelling, pain, and bleeding associated with hemorrhoids. Butcher’s broom helps to constrict swollen veins, while red vine leaf extract helps to strengthen the blood vessels. I recommend taking 1000 mg total of red vine leaf and butcher’s broom twice daily.

Another great addition to add to your daily routine 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 choosing a product, look for mesoglycan that comes from a porcine (or pig) source – this ensures it’s bioidentical to the same building blocks found in our own bodies. I recommend taking 100 mg of mesoglycan daily.

Healthy Regards!

Terry . . . Naturally


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