Geverifieerd door Massi Fazli

Gecertificeerd Health Communicator & Clinical Dietitian

Gastrointestinal diseases are the overlooked epidemic
Nutrition

Gastrointestinal diseases are the overlooked epidemic

Welcome to Nupo's IBS Relief - your path to better gastrointestinal health.

Imagine freeing yourself from the uncomfortable feeling of bloating, abdominal distension, and irregular bowel movements. These capsules provide you with tangible relief from your daily discomfort.

Our goal at Nupo is not only to alleviate the symptoms of gastrointestinal diseases but also to support those suffering from IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) so they can achieve an improved quality of life.

In Denmark, nearly 1,000,000 Danes struggle with gastrointestinal diseases. Among them, 15-20% suffer from IBS, resulting in pain, bloating, and discomfort. These individuals often feel overlooked by the healthcare system, making it difficult for them to get the necessary help.

IBS costs Denmark approximately 4 billion DKK annually, highlighting the need for effective solutions. With Nupo’s IBS Relief, you get a gentle and effective way to alleviate symptoms, allowing you to regain freedom and joy in life.

What are the symptoms of IBS?

IBS is a condition where the digestive system does not function optimally. This can lead to abdominal pain and irregularities in bowel movements. Symptoms can vary, with episodes of diarrhea or constipation, accompanied by bloating. Many also experience fatigue and general discomfort, although these symptoms may temporarily ease after a bowel movement.

Approximately one in five people in Denmark suffers from IBS, typically starting in adolescence or early adulthood. For some, it becomes a lifelong condition requiring ongoing management. A tailored diet can help reduce symptoms and improve quality of life.

How does a low-FODMAP diet work?

Diet plays a significant role in managing IBS symptoms. By adjusting the diet, one can reduce irritation in the digestive system and decrease the occurrence of symptoms such as bloating, abdominal pain, and bowel issues.

A low-FODMAP diet is a strategy often used to alleviate IBS symptoms. It focuses on limiting the intake of certain carbohydrates, which are central in IBS dietetics. When food is ingested, nutrients are normally absorbed in the small intestine and transported to the bloodstream.

However, the carbohydrates not absorbed in the small intestine are fermented by bacteria in the large intestine. This can result in the formation of gases such as hydrogen, carbon dioxide, and methane, causing bloating and discomfort.

A low-FODMAP diet restricts the intake of these carbohydrates to reduce symptoms.

FODMAP is an acronym representing various types of carbohydrates found in food:

• Fermentable: These carbohydrates can be fermented by bacteria in the large intestine.
• Oligosaccharides: Carbohydrates consisting of 3-9 sugar molecules.
• Disaccharides: Carbohydrates consisting of two sugar molecules, such as lactose.
• Monosaccharides: Carbohydrates consisting of a single sugar molecule, such as fructose, glucose, and galactose.
• Polyols: Sugar alcohols, often ending in "-ol", such as maltitol, sorbitol, erythritol, mannitol, xylitol.

Dietary adjustment for IBS includes:

  1. Food elimination: Identification and avoidance of specific foods and beverages that trigger symptoms. This may include certain carbohydrates, fatty foods, caffeine, and alcohol.
  2. Food intolerance testing: Some people with IBS may have food intolerances to certain foods such as gluten, lactose, or FODMAPs. Testing or an elimination diet can help identify these intolerances and avoid them.
  3. Fiber: Some forms of IBS may benefit from a high-fiber diet, while others may benefit from a low-fiber diet. It is important to find the right balance, as too much or too little fiber can worsen symptoms.
  4. Eating pattern: Eating small, frequent meals throughout the day instead of few large meals can help reduce pressure on the digestive system and alleviate symptoms of IBS.

You should consider Nupo Care IBS Relief as a solution!

A FODMAP diet should be distinguished from a gluten-free diet, as there are gluten-free products that still contain FODMAPs. It is important to ensure that gluten-free products do not contain ingredients such as inulin, oligofructose, fructose, apple fibers, and apple extract.

As a dietitian, I emphasize the importance of finding effective solutions to manage symptoms associated with IBS. Nupo Care IBS Relief capsules are developed as medical devices that specifically work to alleviate the challenging symptoms that can be experienced with IBS. It is not just temporary relief; it is a tool that actively works to stabilize the digestive process, reduce abdominal pain, and even prevent uncomfortable bowel contractions.

This is achieved by:

• Relieving painful symptoms and the pressure of excess air in the digestive tract. • Alleviating abdominal pain in diarrhea-prone irritable bowel.
• Normalizing peristalsis and reducing pain, preventing bowel contractions."

Sources:
Colitis-Crohn Association - patient association for gastrointestinal diseases.
Nupo Care - IBS | Against irritable bowel syndrome

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