READ HOW JEANETTE CURED HER HOLIDAY IBS WITH A NEW OTC ANTI-DIARRHOEA PRODUCT
Travel-related IBS meant Jeanette Buswell dreaded going on holiday every summer.
‘I always get a grumbling tummy or mild IBS with the odd bout of upset tummy or bloat if I ate something that doesn’t agree with me,” says Jeanette, 46.
‘Usually within 24 hours of getting off a plane my stomach starts to swell and within a few days I look as if I am six months pregnant – not a good look when you are trying to wear a bikini.’
And like for so many other travellers Jeanette, a sports therapist from Northamptonshire, no amount of careful eating or drinking would stop her holiday from being ruined.
‘I start to feel queasy, which then becomes severe nausea, sharp stomach pains and usually the runs – and nothing would stop this cycle. I have tried anti acids, various over the counter remedies and last year I ended up with a vicious stomach problem that saw me on antibiotics for months afterwards.
‘I have lost count of the holidays that have been ruined this way. I feel sore, miserable and fat, not able to enjoy the lovely holiday food and drink and my poor husband Paul ends up trying to make the best of it all and cheer me up.
‘I know from talking to people that it is incredibly common. The gut seems to affect our whole body and appears to very susceptible to changes especially when we travel.’
But this year was different as Jeanette, who is married to Paul, the director of an events company and has two grown up sons and two step sons, jetted off to the Bahamas for a spring break.
‘We were both really excited but at the back of my mind I was secretly dreading the onset of my usual problems. This time however, a friend had recommended Enterosgel. I checked out the research before I decided that it was safe and effective and, frankly, I had nothing to lose anyway.
‘We landed in the Bahamas after a long flight and sure enough, by day three I started to feel the old familiar queasiness and a few stabbing pains in my lower stomach.
‘I took Enterosgel according to instructions and the next morning I woke up with no stomach problems. It took me a few minutes to realise that I was OK and then I was so pleased. It was such a lovely feeling to be pain free.
‘I carried on taking Enterosgel for the next few days. I did have a few minor episodes of mild nausea but they were hardly noticeable, nothing like the dehabilitation I normally experienced. As soon as they came I took Enterosgel and the symptoms vanished.
‘It meant that for the first time in years I could enjoy wear my bikini and tight fitting clothes without feeling ridiculously self conscious about how awful I looked.
‘Best of all Paul and I had a really relaxed and worry free holiday together.’
Jeanette’s experience speaks for many other holiday-makers whose trips have been ruined by IBS but now, like her, they can benefit from using Enterosgel, now available at Lloyds Pharmacies and their 1200 stores throughout the UK.
‘Enterosgel should be in every traveller’s first aid kit.’ Dr Lisa Ackerley, leading travel hygiene expert and Professorial Fellow of the Royal Society of Public Health.
‘Stomach problems are a common occurrence for British travellers. Up until now there have only been a few treatments for the symptoms and most of them have unpleasant side effects and are unsuitable for small children and babies.
‘So it is fantastic to see a new product, available over the counter, which not only can provide relief from the symptoms of travellers tummy for the whole family, but can also help to remove dangerous toxins and bacteria from the body. Enterosgel should be in every traveller’s first aid kit.’
Recommended by World Health Organization specialists for cases of food poisoning (1) Enterosgel has been clinically developed and proven to be safe even for very young babies, pregnant and breast feeding mothers, the elderly and the chronically ill.
Safely and effectively used for over thirty years, Enterosgel is an absolute must-have in the first aid and travel kits of most savvy Eastern European mums. Five million tubes of Enterosgel were bought in Europe last year and now, finally, it is available in the UK.
Taken orally in water, Enterosgel passes gently through the gut adsorbing bacterial pathogens, viruses, histamines (allergens) and toxin and removing them along with other body waste. It can be used as a preventative measure, or as a treatment for gastrointestinal disorders caused by potentially dangerous bacteria such as E-Coli and Salmonella and viruses such as Noroviros.
Clinical research has shown that when taken to the correct dose, Enterosgel can reduce the duration of diarrhoea by 70%, reduce high fever from 5 to 2 days and associated rate of complications by 70% compared to other treatments(2). Side effect free and natural, it can by used by very young babies and elderly people alike.
‘Enterosgel is a unique formulation of adsorbent with a new twist,‘ says Derek Evans, Pharmacist and Travel Health Specialist. ‘It protects the gut lining by coating the gut mucosa and also adsorbs toxins produced after overindulgence. This is turn will help reduce the symptoms often presented at the pharmacy counter of bloating, indigestion, nausea and diarrhoea.’
1. World Health Organization http://www.euro.who.int/__data/assets/pdf_file/0007/183382/Butulism-prev-leaflet-Eng.pdf?ua=1
2. Study on efficacy of Enterosgel in treatment of rotovirus infections in newborns. 1997 Dzyublik I, Shunko Em, Barbova A