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Quest Vitamins LTD,
8 Venture Way,
Aston Science Park,
Birmingham,
B7 4AP.

Tel: 0121 359 0056
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Email: info@questvitamins.co.uk
Registered in England No. 2530437

Haemorrhoids

DESCRIPTION

Haemorrhoids are enlarged blood vessels in the rectal area and are particularly common during Pregnancy and immediately after childbirth. They are most likely caused by a low-fibre diet and a sedentary lifestyle, haemorrhoids cause their sufferers Pain, Itching, and abnormal bleeding into stool or toilet tissue. "Straining" during bathroom use or sitting for prolonged periods may contribute to the problem.

Haemorrhoids may be internal (in the anal canal), periphery (on the exterior of the anus), or a combination.

HERBS

Butcher's Broom (1)

NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS:

B Complex
Bioflavonoids (3)
Fibre (2)
Vitamin A
Vitamin C (4)
Vitamin E (5)
Zinc

REFERENCES

1. Blumenthal M, Busse WR, Goldberg A, et al. (eds). The Complete German Commission E Monographs: Therapeutic Guide to Herbal Medicines. Austin: American Botanical Council and Boston: Integrative Medicine Communications, 1998, 428.
2. Moesgaard F, Nielsen ML, Hansen JB, Knudsen JT. High-fibre diet reduces bleeding and Pain in patients with haemorrhoids. Dis Colon Rectum 1982;25:454-56.
3. Wadworth AN, et al. Hydroxyethylrutosides: a review of its pharmacology and therapeutic efficacy in venous insufficiency and related disorders. Drugs 44: 1013-1032, 1992.
4. Ringsdorf WM Jr, Cheraskin E: Vitamin C and Human Wound Healing, Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol, 53(3), Mar 1982, p 231-236.
5. Kagoma P, et al: The effect of Vitamin E on experimentally induced peritoneal adhesions in mice, Arch Surg, 120(8), Aug 1985, p 949-951