April is IBS Awareness Month. Do you or anyone you know suffer from IBS?
What Is It?
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), also known as nervous bowel or spastic colon, affects millions of people across the world and occurs as a long-lasting group of symptoms including abdominal pain and a variety of problems with bowel movements. There are four types of IBS. They differ from each other depending on whether one has constipation, diarrhea, alternating constipation and diarrhea, or has other IBS symptoms without constipation or diarrhea. While it can have a serious impact on your life, IBS isn’t life-threatening and doesn’t put you at greater risk of developing diseases like colon cancer or ulcerative colitis. The symptoms of IBS can be reduced through various treatment plans.
Symptoms of IBS
IBS can be a long-term or even life-long illness. Typically, it is accompanied by diarrhea or constipation along with:
- Abdominal cramps and pain
- A swollen stomach
- Bowel movements with mucus
- Food intolerance
- Chronic fatigue
- Anxiety and depression
Causes of IBS
Experts are not sure what causes IBS, though its triggers are well known. IBS can be set off or worsened by certain foods, medicines, and emotional stress. Learning what triggers IBS is an important step in managing IBS.
IBS can be managed and its symptoms can improve over time through a variety of treatments. These may include changing your diet, taking antispasmodic and antidepressant medications, or seeing a counselor. Some may need to change their work-life by working from home, changing their hours, or not working. In all cases, you should develop your treatment plan with your healthcare provider.
How Can InControl Help?
Having IBS isn’t easy. IBS symptoms can interfere with your life. They can make you miss out on work or school. You might be unable to take part in your usual activities. It can be embarrassing. It can make you anxious and lead to depression.
But IBS is manageable.
InControl has numerous products to help you manage your IBS and get your life back in control. The following products work well for odor control and are best suited for bowel incontinence protection.
Transparent Seamless Latex Brief
Seamless and stretchy with a snug fit for maximum protection. Transparent seamless latex briefs can be used alone or over an absorbent pad or diaper. Our unique seamless latex briefs also make excellent containment briefs for swimming pools.
Rubber pants are especially useful for masking odors. They are even better than plastic pants and are suitable for bowel incontinence. Rubber garments are soft, stretchy, and have a skin-like texture for the most natural feel. A wide crotch provides maximum coverage of incontinence pads and diapers of all sizes.
InControl Premium Nights Briefs
InControl Nights are the ultimate all-in-one solution for Nighttime. Designed to contain bowel incontinence, these briefs have an overnight capacity of 12 hours. Incontrol Nights also feature Whiff-X Technology. Its hypoallergenic triple-protection core actively neutralizes odors during and after use.