My IBS Led to ABL Which Led to NGO.

Don't let your ABL lead to NGO. 
“My irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) led to occasional accidental bowel leakage (ABL) and was really affecting my social life - not going out (NGO). Every activity had to be carefully planned in advance. I stressed just thinking about meeting a friend. This stress just served to inflame by IBS which led to more ABL.” 

IBS or irritable bowel syndrome is a condition that impacts the bowels, and leads to discomfort, cramps or pain, mucus in the stool, diahrrea, and more. While it may be controlled with medication, diet, and other factors, it can lead to ABL.

What is ABL?

ABL is accidental bowel leakage. It is a condition where the individual experiences sudden and unexpected bowel leakage, whether in the form of gas, or stool. It can be minor, or more severe leakage.

IBS can lead to ABL which can lead to NGO.

What is NGO?

Not going out!

Suffering from irritable bowel syndrome is bad enough, but when it causes occasional unexpected leaks it can add extra levels of stress and anxiety. This of course, only serves to aggravate the IBS, and increase the ABL. When this occurs many individuals simply chose to stop socializing and going out: NGO. It is easier, and less embarrassing to simply avoid any outing or social engagement then worry about possible leaks and accidents.

What can you do?

Talk to your doctor: ABL is a very embarrassing condition, and one that many people do not want to talk about. At all. But if you do not talk to your doctor about it, you can’t solve the problems.

Get management tools.

Butterfly Body Liners are an amazing way to cure NGO. If you suffer from IBS related ABL, or any other kind of ABL, choosing an absorbent product to help manage the symptoms is key. Traditional absorbent products are bulky, uncomfortable, and while they offer leak protection, come with some side effects that may be unpleasant, such as crinkling and noise when you move. 

Butterfly Body Liners can cure NGO. 
The Butterfly body liner is a small, butterfly shaped pad that fits discreetly between the buttocks. It absorbs significantly more than any other light ABL product on the market. It offers an adhesive to help keep it in place, odor protection, and easy disposal (not in septic tanks).

Take precautions.

One thing you can do to help reduce the stress that occurs with ABL is take precautions. Use the bathroom before heading out. Bring along a change, carry extra Butterfly pads with you for easy changing, know where the bathrooms are.

You can start going out again, just seek some treatment, get the right management tools, and take precautions to reduce your stress and in turn your incontinence. 

Learn more about Butterfly Body Liners. 

And to learn more about ABL visit ABLinfo.org 

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1 comments:

Diane McClain said...

What do you do when your downtown has no bathroom I know it's hard to believe but my town isn't very bathroom friendly

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