Sadly, many Mask users report suffering from digestive issues, in fact irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is the most common functional gastrointestinal (GI) disorder seen by physicians. There are between 2.4 and 3.5 million yearly trips to the physician for IBS in the United States alone.
And what’s even more alarming is that approximately 60% to 65% of individuals who report IBS in the community are female.
Other conditions that can cause persistent diarrhoea include inflammatory bowel disease such as Crohn’s disease, coeliac disease which causes an adverse reaction to gluten, chronic pancreatitis and bowel cancer.
There are also sufferers of short term diarrhoea which is often caused by a virus, bacteria which could be caused by food poisoning, parasites, anxiety, over indulgence in alcohol, a diet high in processed and sugary foods, allergies to food, some medications and antibiotics.
If you suffer from digestive issues you need to have it checked out. There are some steps you can take to relieve your symptoms.
- Firstly see your physician to rule out any diseases.
- Keep a symptom and food diary to check for any patterns that relate to food intake. Record what you eat and drink, when you exercise, stress levels and any symptoms of bowel discomfort.
- Engage in regular exercise.
- Drink lots of water and have no more than two caffeinated drinks a day.
- Speak with a dietitian. They can provide advice on including or eliminating the food groups that will benefit you the most. Common foods that contribute to symptoms include high amounts of wheat or grains, dairy, legumes, sugar and nuts. Overall, the foods we eat will either feed the digestive problems or work towards feeding a healthy gut.
And while urgent trips to the bathroom can’t always be prevented, rest assured Mask will be your saviour. Mask allows you to go discreetly and confidently by eliminating embarrassing odors before they begin.
Simply spray Mask a few times into the toilet before each use and no one will ever know you even went, at the same time Mask leaves a pleasant aroma that isn’t perfumy and doesn’t overpower.