Digestive issues, such as irritable bowel disease (IBD), colitis, and Crohn’s disease, can lead to daily struggles. Flare-ups can cause diarrhea, constipation, or stomach pain, and you may live in fear that a flare-up may be coming.
Another concern is nutritional deficiencies. They are common, but oral supplements may cause more problems for people with digestive issues. PatchAid Topical Patches are another option that work through transdermal delivery of nutrients, across the skin. Ask your healthcare provider if they may be right for you.
Nutrition Effects of Digestive Issues
Conditions such as IBD, colitis, Crohn’s disease, and ulcers may involve damage to tissues that make up the gut lining. This can not only cause uncomfortable symptoms, but also lead to malabsorption and eventual nutrient deficiencies. Common deficiencies in the US include vitamin D and iron.
Furthermore, you might develop nutrient deficiencies due to avoiding specific groups of foods that cause flare-ups. For example, celiac disease patients may avoid bread and pasta, leading to risk for deficiency of iron and B vitamins. If you avoid dairy, you are at higher risk for calcium deficiency.
Trouble with Oral Supplements and Digestive Issues
Someone with digestive issues may have vitamin and mineral deficiencies and want to overcome them, but oral supplements may not be the answer. The first problem is that oral supplements might not even be well absorbed. If you are having trouble digesting nutrients from food, you may also have trouble digesting nutrients from oral supplements that are in the gastrointestinal tract, just like food.
Another problem is that oral supplements include inactive ingredients as carriers. There could be gluten, sugar, artificial sweeteners, or other ingredients in pills and tablets, and these could lead to symptoms on their own.
What can you do? PatchAid Topical Patches may be able to help.*
Transdermal Patch for Relief for Digestive Issues
If you can’t take oral supplements to boost your nutrient levels, PatchAid Topical Patches could be another answer. The nutrients are contained in a matrix that goes over your skin. Upon contact with your skin, the nutrients are mobilized so that they go across your skin and into your capillaries, or smallest blood vessels. That is how the nutrients get into your circulation so they can be delivered to the rest of your body.
Because they do not go into your digestive tract, PatchAid Topical Patches have no chance of causing digestive issues like oral supplements might. In fact, using PatchAid Topical Patches could provide relief for people who suffer from digestive issues by avoiding flare-ups due to additives, and by helping support normal nutrient levels.* PatchAid Topical Patches are hypoallergenic.
Suffering from digestive issues is absolutely no fun. It can be painful and uncomfortable, and lead to health issues that can plague you on a daily basis. Nutrient deficiencies can make matters worse, and it can be hard to overcome them with oral supplements. PatchAid Topical Patches may provide relief by offering nutrients without requiring digestion.* Ask your healthcare provider how best to care for your digestive issues, and which PatchAid Topical Patches may be best for you.
*The Food and Drug Administration has not evaluated these statements. PatchAid patches are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Anyone with a medical condition should seek the advice of a licensed medical practitioner. Individual results may vary.