|A look at some of the underlying causes of ABL.|
ABL is the accidental passage of stool or mucus from the rectum. While common, with 20% of women over 40 experiencing symptoms, and men showing a similar number, it is often not talked about. It is an embarrassing condition that most people prefer to ignore or pretend does not exist. However, identifying the cause of ABL can help to identify the solution. Often ABL is a symptom of another condition, and treating the underlying condition can improve, correct, or even cure the ABL.
So ask why you? Figure out what is causing your light to moderate ABL, and what you can do about it.
Let’s take a look at some of the underlying causes of ABL. There are many factors that can lead to the discomfort and leakage from the rectum, some of the more common include:
- Gall bladder removal
- Prostate surgery or therapy
- Being overweight
- IBS or functional gastrointestinal disorders
- Having a disease that impacts the nervous system (MS, Diabetes, Parkinson’s Disease, etc. )
- Having urinary incontinence
- Physical injury to the rectal area (Could occur during surgery, radiation, childbirth, etc. )
- Inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s or Ulcerative colitis)
- Reduced physical mobility
Treating the underlying causes and managing the symptoms can help you to lead a normal life with ABL. Without the proper absorbent products, symptom management can be a challenge. There are many products designed for urinary incontinence, but choices are more limited for ABL. Fortunately, there are some products that are low profile, comfortable, and offer the needed protection for light to moderate ABL. One such product is the B-Sure Absorbent Pad. It is designed in a unique butterfly shape to fit comfortably and stay in place. It can hold up to 13 times its weight in fluid, is easy to dispose of (Flushable in non-septic sewage), and is an affordable solution for symptom management.
The B-Sure Absorbent Pad is a good choice for discreet and effective protection for light ABL.
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