HEMORRHOIDS

Swollen veins around the anus that may be external, protruding from the rectum, or internal, accompanied by itching, bleeding, discomfort and pain. Often related to allergies, improper diet, lack of exercise, lifting heavy objects, liver damage, pregnancy, prolonged period of sitting, excessive bowel strain, dry stools.

Diet:
Increase fiber through whole grains, apples, beets, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, green beans, guar gum, lima beans, oat bran, pears, peas.

Nutrients:
Calcium, magnesium, vitamins B complex, B12, C, E, boflavonoids.

Herbs:
Slippery elm, elderberry poultice, calendula cream topically.