During Men’s Health Month, attention typically turns to common male health concerns. But while we’ve got your attention, we thought we’d share a couple of the perhaps lesser known ways that you can help support your wellness. Consider: How much time are you spending in the bathroom? And, how does your definition of regularity match what the experts say?
Did you know, for example, that although Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a relatively common condition, women are three times more likely than men to see their doctor about IBS symptoms? Some men may not want to speak up because they may wrongly believe IBS is only a women’s condition.
While there is no cure, IBS.org encourages people suffering from IBS to take an active role in managing their symptoms through diet and stress reduction. Clinical and safety evidence shows how Sunfiber may help, including eight studies specifically for its benefits related to IBS symptoms such as irregularity, abdominal pain, gas and bloating.
Here’s another digestive concern you may not be talking about with your healthcare professional: constipation. It’s estimated that 16 percent of adults have constipation symptoms, with the incidence rising to 33 percent in men and women over age 60.
You can be regular and poop just once every three days, or even three times a day! How can you tell if your bathroom habits are within a normal range? Our perfect printable poop guide (yes, there is such a thing!) describes the seven basic stools shapes, ranging from diarrhea to constipation. It will help you determine what’s healthy and what may not be.
Digestive health is about more than regularity. Researchers are learning more all the time about our gut’s connection with our overall wellness, including our immune system. There’s even an entire new area of science studying the gut/brain connection.
Tomorrow’s Nutrition has clinically proven products designed to support your digestive system. These may be the perfect gifts to yourself in honor of Men’s Health Month.