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Friday 22 August 2014

Women are suffering in silence with digestive problems

STATISTICS reveal that many women choose to suffer in silence, rather than talk about digestive problems.

* 75pc of women won't talk about digestive problems.

* 75pc of women avoid seeking help for digestive troubles due to embarrassment.

* 33pc of women suffer from ongoing abdominal pain and/or spasms.

* Three-quarters of women say that digestive problems affect their self-confidence.

* 23pc of women have missed out on a big event as a result of digestive problems.

* One in four women admit that digestive problems prevent them from leading a productive, fulfilling social life and participating in sports or recreation and gatherings with friends or family.

* 75pc of respondents said that digestive problems affected their self-confidence – the figure jumps to 100pc of all sufferers among the 18- to 24-year-old group of women.

* Younger women are more likely to suffer, with 46pc of 18- to 34-year-olds admitting that they experience digestive problems compared with 21pc of the 50+ age group.

* Constipation and diarrhoea were experienced by 27pc of young women, contrasting with 14pc of women over 50 who suffer from these complaints.

* Just 13pc of women over 50 reported abdominal pain or spasms compared with 40pc of 18-34 year olds.

THE ALFLOREX "SHE'S GOT GUTS 2014 REPORT" WAS CARRIED OUT IN MARCH 2014.

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