Understanding digestive discomfort

ARE YOU FED UP OF THAT UNCOMFORTABLE BLOATED FEELING?

 

ARE CRAMPS AND PAIN GETTING IN THE WAY OF YOUR DAILY ROUTINE?

 

EMBARRASSED BY UNPLEASANT ODOURS?

 

ARE YOU EMBARRASSED BY UNPLEASANT ODOURS?

 

The usual suspects

The symptoms of digestive discomfort can include the following

  • Heavy and upset stomach
  • Abdominal pain after eating
  • Bloated stomach and wind
  • Cramping & Pain in stomach & bowels
  • Indigestion
  • Noisy tummy
  • Trapped wind
  • Flatulence (Farting) after eating
  • Belching (Burping)

 

 

Risk factors for Digestive Discomforts

  • Hectic lifestyle
  • Eating on the go
  • Stress
  • Over indulgence
  • Eating habits
  • Swallowing of air
  • Air Travel

Why does gas build up?

THERE ARE TWO MAIN CAUSES OF INTESTINAL GAS;

 

1. SWALLOWED AIR

 

2. GAS RELEASED FROM CERTAIN FOODS WHEN THEY ARE BROKEN DOWN BY BACTERIA IN THE GUT.

 

Knowing about these factors can help you avoid unwanted gas, bloating & flatulence.

SWALLOWED AIR

EVERY DAY WE SWALLOW AIR. THE SWALLOWED AIR IS USUALLY RELEASED THROUGH THE PROCESS OF BURPING OR BELCHING.

 

Air can also make its way through your gut to the large intestine,
or bowel, where it is released through the rectum as flatulence.

 

CERTAIN FACTORS CAN INCREASE THE AMOUNT OF AIR YOU SWALLOW:

  • Chewing gum
  • Eating or drinking too quickly
  • Smoking: cigarettes, cigars and pipes
  • Poorly fitted dentures
  • Drinking fizzy drinks

Bacterial Breakdown releases gas

SOME FOODS ARE POORLY DIGESTED AND ABSORBED BY YOUR BODY.

 

These foods, mainly sugars and soluble fibre, are broken down by bacteria in your intestines. The breakdown of these foods by bacteria causes the release of gas. This gas is usually hydrogen, carbon dioxide, and in some cases, methane and sulphur.

 

THE PRIMARY FOOD SUBSTANCES THOUGHT TO CAUSE INTESTINAL GAS ARE:

 

SOLUBLE FIBRE:

This type of fibre is commonly found in food such as beans, lentils, certain fruits and

vegetables.

 

RAFFINOSE:

is also found in vegetables such as cabbage and Brussel sprouts.

 

LACTOSE:

This sugar is found in milk and other dairy products.

 

FRUCTOSE:

This sugar is found in some fruits and vegetables as well as being a common ingredient
in soft drinks.

 

SORBITOL:

Sorbitol is naturally found in many fruits and is an artificial ingredient in many sugar-free food items.

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Always read the label. ask your pharmacist Bloateze Facebook

The product is a bi-layered tablet containing simethicone 50mg and activated carbon, 300mg.

Simethicone acts as an anti-surfactant, breaking down gas and wind in the gut, and the very fine particles of carbon act as an adsorbant, thus reducing gas and toxins in the gut. Neither of these ingredients is absorbed in to your system, which means that Bloateze is a very well tolerated treatment.

 

Bloateze is available over the counter from your local pharmacy.
 
Bloateze is not a drug.

 

Phoenix Labs, Suite 12, Bunkilla Plaza, Bracetown Business Park, Clonee, Co. Meath

Contact Number: 01 468 8900

Email: info@phoenixlabs.ie

 

Date of Preparation: October 2012