Probiotic Treatment Options Can Help Manage Constipation And IBS Symptoms
While constipation affects most people at one time or another, the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) estimates that approximately 4.5 million Americans suffer from chronic constipation and more than 45 million Americans suffer from occasional constipation. It's a condition characterized by infrequent bowel movements and abdominal pain, and/or where bowel movements cause pain and difficulty, as well as an uncomfortable feeling of fullness.
"Constipation is something I've suffered with for the past five years," says 63 year-old Jessie Green of Medina, New York. "It got to the point that I was afraid to go anywhere because I had terrible cramps, felt miserable and never knew when I had to be near a bathroom. That's not a way to live."
Unfortunately, Green isn't alone and with recent news about a leading Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and Constipation drug taken off of the market many people are looking for safe and effective treatment options. Constipation is one of the most common gastrointestinal complaints in the U.S., if not the most common, as evident by the millions of doctor visits each year. Constipation is extremely prevalent in women and children, along with adults ages 65 and older, a result of the digestive condition increasing as people age and experience bowel-related changes. Pregnant women also suffer high incidences of constipation and it is not uncommon that they experience constipation following childbirth or surgery.
Constipation can be caused by a poor diet, i.e. a diet low in fiber or high in fats like cheese, eggs and meats, lack of exercise and age as well as a side-effect of certain medications. Many people seeking treatment for constipation do so without consulting their doctors and instead turn to laxatives which experts say can become habit-forming.
Dr. Terence Isakov, a family practice M.D. in Cleveland, Ohio, sees countless patients with constipation symptoms. He often advises his patients to eat a well-balanced diet, one that is high in fiber and drink lots of liquids and incorporate regular exercise into their lifestyle. "Another treatment option I recommend to my patients and have seen great results with is Digestive Advantage Constipation Therapy. The probiotic strain of bacteria used in this over-the-counter product, combined with glucomannan, a natural soluble fiber, significantly helps relieve the symptoms associated with constipation and helps balance the digestive system."
Green has been using Digestive Advantage Constipation Therapy for the past few months and says it has made a huge difference in her life - she doesn't have the cramping and now says she's ready to go on her Las Vegas vacation without worrying that she may not feel well.
Probiotics, as defined by the World Health Organization (WHO), are live microorganisms, which, when administered amounts, confer health benefits on the host. Probiotics are friendly bacteria that help maintain a normal digestive system and a balance of beneficial bacteria.
About Digestive Advantage Constipation Therapy /Digestive Advantage Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Digestive Advantage Constipation Therapy and Digestive Advantage Irritable Bowel Syndrome are once-a-day, over-the-counter probiotic treatment options that help rebalance the digestive system and relieve the symptoms of constipation and IBS. Digestive Advantage Constipation Therapy contains a powerful, patented strain of healthy bacteria, or Ganeden™ cultures, which are known to help alleviate constipation symptoms. Digestive Advantage, Irritable Bowel Syndrome is clinically proven. In an IBS double blind, placebo controlled study using Rome II criteria the Ganeden Cultures in Digestive Advantage Irritable Bowel Syndrome were proven to help reduce abdominal pain and bloating. This strain of probiotic bacteria has a well-established, 50-plus year history of safe use and is extremely hardy, showing an unprecedented ! ability to survive heat, pressure and the acidic environment of the stomach, which ensures its effectiveness.
Digestive Advantage Constipation Therapy and Digestive Advantage Irritable Bowel Syndrome are available at more than 40,000 major retailers nationwide, including Rite Aid, Meijer and Kmart. For more information, visit http://www.ganedenbiotech.com.
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