The most common symptoms reported for IBS with diarrhoea (IBS-D) include abdominal pain and discomfort, diarrhoea, bloating, distension and urgency.
However, at a recent poll of IBS-D patients taken during the results webinar for the RELIEVE IBS-D trial, when asked “what IBS-D symptom had the most impact on their quality of life”.
Perhaps it is not surprising that urgency is the symptom that has the most impact, fear of having an accident and not being able to access a toilet, is a huge barrier to people being able to lead a “normal” life. Evidence of this comes from a 2009 study which found that for people with IBS, the four main perceptions of daily activities were: not being in control, not being able to trust their bodies, invasion of privacy and loss of dignity.
Similarly, a more recent 2015 survey of over 3000 people with IBS, found that 47% of people with IBS-D had little or no ability to predict their daily symptoms and 81% stated that they avoided situations where there was no nearby bathroom. As well as experiencing frustration, the most common emotions felt were self-consciousness and embarrassment.
The recent RELIEVE IBS-D trial published in the journal GUT showed that Enterosgel significantly reduced urgency in patients with IBS-D compared to the placebo, it also improved other symptoms of diarrhoea, abdominal pain, stool frequency and bloating.
Enterosgel is a safe and effective treatment for the main symptoms of IBS-D, unlike many current treatments which aim to treat individual symptoms.
Did you know that you can also purchase a “Radar key” which gives you independent access to over 14,000 locked public toilets around the country? You don’t have to wait for a staff member to unlock the toilet so that you can access the toilet quickly.
Find out more using the link: https://www.radarkey.org/
Drug-free diarrhoea treatment for children, suitable for kids from 0+ year upwards.
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