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Restore life’s rhythm

Restore life’s rhythm


Constipation can seriously disrupt daily life, creating discomfort, and holding you back from doing the things you love – even more so when it happens regularly.39,40 There are several ways to treat or prevent recurring constipation.39,40– read on to find out how to restore your life’s rhythm.

Did you know that around 40% of people affected by constipation suffer from occurring constipation that can last for several weeks or longer?9

Recurring constipation can affect your daily life

Constipation can significantly impact quality of life due to mental and physical stress.40 It can also leave you feeling irritable, moody, worried, or embarrassed41,42 – feelings that prevent you from doing the things you love.

the gut and brain connection

Recently, scientists have begun to think of the gut as a second brain42 – its function is no longer limited to simply processing the food we eat.42 Some of their findings have revealed that.

A big part of our emotions is influenced by the nerves in our gut.42 Signals of the gut can reach different parts of the brain43 – the gut actually has a large system of nerves which makes it the body’s largest sensory organ.42 A gut that doesn’t feel good can affect our mood and health.42,44

Because the brain and the gastrointestinal system are intimately connected, the brain has a direct effect on our stomachs, ultimately linking constipation to stress.45

Yoga exercises

There are a number of ways to break the cycle of recurring constipation – such as a healthy diet, good toilet habits39 the right treatment such as Duphalac®4 and regular exercise.39 In fact, light exercise like yoga can help improve your bowel habits.45

Science has proven that yoga is a great way to support digestive health by relaxing the mind and body and increasing blood flow to the gut.45 One of the well-known benefits of yoga is reducing stress,45 which contributes to constipation.

Experts from the Yoga Institute have developed a yoga routine to help you manage constipation.46 These are simple poses that you can easily integrate into your daily life – either alone or with your loved ones – to kick-start healthy living habits and restore your digestive health.

In collaboration with the yoga institute

The Yoga Institute is a government recognized non-profit organization, known as the oldest organized yoga center in the world. It was founded in 1918 by Shri Yogendra, who was one of the important figures in the modern revival of yoga. It is headquartered at Santacruz in Mumbai, India.

Long-lasting relief from constipation

Sometimes you might need a little extra help beyond diet and exercise. Finding the right treatment to break the cycle can be key. Not all laxatives work the same way. Some treatments work extremely fast, but constipation keeps coming back. Duphalac® is a well tolerated, effective, easy-to-take solution, that frees people from the ongoing up and down challenges of constipation.1,3,4 It is constipation relief that works now and lasts.1,4 

Duphalac® breaks the cycle of recurring constipation in two ways – it treats immediate symptoms and has prebiotic properties to encourage growth of health-promoting bacteria, such as Bifidobacterium and Lactobacillus, which contribute to long term bowel regulation.4,18 Thanks to its dual action, Duphalac® does not just treat symptoms – it also provides a long-term treatment approach for constipation1,4 to Restore Life’s Rhythm.

As a global health leader and maker of Duphalac®, the #1 lactulose brand worldwide,5 Abbott has launched Restore Life’s Rhythm, a campaign that aims to shed light on the issue of recurring constipation, helping people break the cycle and get back to doing the things they love. Through the Restore Life’s Rhythm campaign, we will continue to work with gastroenterologists, yoga experts and others to create tips and exercises to help people improve their gut health and, ultimately, restore their life’s rhythm.