Tips to improve your digestive health this festive season

Tips to improve your digestive health this festive season

Watch our video feature where Dr Pixie McKenna explains digestive issues such as bloating and trapped wind and gives advice on how to manage these condition

Digestive health issues affect millions of us every day; in fact, research shows that two thirds of us have suffered from bloating and or trapped wind, with around 60% saying it affects them at least once a week.

The research commissioned by Maalox Plus; a bloating and trapped wind relief remedy, found that many of these conditions are made even worse around this time of year as we rush to get everything done, with over a third of people (36%) believing the cause of their bloating is stress related.

Not only that, but the types of food we eat during the festive season and new year are often a lot richer than what we’re used to.

The symptoms associated with digestive health problems can be annoying, uncomfortable, painful and worrying for those suffering from them, while more than half say they feel embarrassed about the symptoms.

And as our diaries get busier ahead of the festive period, 25% of people say bloating has ruined a special or important occasion with more than 1 in 10 cancelling social plans

However, bloating and trapped wind are often triggered by food and lifestyle choices and in many cases can be corrected with some simple changes.

So if you suffer from digestive health issues then watch our video where Dr Pixie McKenna discusses the causes, myths and ins and outs of bloating and trapped wind, as well as giving advice on how to manage these symptoms.