What's The Big Secret?

20% of women over 40 experience anal bowel leakage
Nearly one in five women over the age of 40 has reported an episode of accidental bowel leakage (ABL). And it affects men at similar rates. And no one is talking about it.

Inflammatory bowel disease to childbirth, obesity, chronic diarrhea

There are many factors that can cause ABL, from inflammatory bowel disease to childbirth, obesity, chronic diarrhea and more. Tens of millions of men and women experience ABL, and yet it is kept a big secret. Not only do too few talk about it, but too few seek care. ABLinfo.org is a site dedicated to spreading the word and starting the conversation about ABL. ABLinfo.org is everything ABL and is sharing valuable information so that all of those millions of people with ABL can manage their symptoms and get treatment.

ABL has many common causes. 
Tens of millions of men and women experience ABL.

Even though ABL is fairly common, it’s a big secret. Not only do too few talk about it, but too few seek care.

There are a lot of misconceptions about ABL. What causes it, how to treat it and what can be done about it. ABLinfo.org wants to clear up those misconceptions. They want people to know that they are not alone, and that it is not a “normal” part of aging, even if age can impact the severity. ABL is a condition that can be treated to see improved symptoms. And those treatments do not have to be medical. Often dietary and lifestyle changes can help to reduce ABL. Other treatments include biofeedback and Kegels (pelvic muscle strengthening exercises). 


Normalcy and dignity are possible with ABL. Those with ABL can start with learning about available treatments, and making changes to diet and lifestyle. You can continue improving ABL with pelvic floor exercises, and help yourself lead a more confident life with absorbent products designed specifically for ABL. The CareGiver Partnership, a leader in incontinence products, offers ABL specific absorbent products such as B-Sure pads. These are tiny little butterfly shaped pads that fit between the buttocks, and catch leaks. They are comfortable, discreet, and offer great protection for those with light to moderate ABL. Another alternative is the Butterfly pads.  They are similar to the B-Sure Pads, and will be available at The CareGiver Partnership in the future.

Knowledgeable Product Specialists

For almost 10 years now, The CareGiver Partnership has helped provide answers to questions about subjects like ABL from our highly knowledgeable, all female team of Product Specialists (1-800-985-1353 M-F 9-4). The company also offers a free and convenient Incontinence Product Finder tool on their site, which helps you quickly and easily sort through over 650 different incontinence products.

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About The CareGiver Partnership. The CareGiver Partnership helps caregivers and their loved ones with answers to their caregiving questions, including information about home health care products and supplies, from our Wisconsin-based team of Product Specialists who are all current or former caregivers. The company’s Web site provides the largest online library of resources on subjects most important to caregivers — from arthritis to assisted living, and Parkinson’s to prostate cancer — as well as access to more than 3,000 home care products for incontinence, skin care, mobility, home safety and daily living aids. The CareGiver Partnership was founded in 2004 by Lynn Wilson of Neenah, Wisc. Visithttp://www.caregiverpartnership.com to learn more or call 1-800-985-1353.


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