LOS ANGELES, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- On Friday, October 1st, MediaPlanet published one of the largest Digestive Wellness Reports distributed to millions with the help of American Gastroenterological Association, International Foundation for Functional GI Disorders, American Dietetic Association, leading physicians, nutritionists, and many more. Almost 70 million people are affected by digestive diseases each year, leading to 13.5 million hospitalizations. Though these diseases, which range from occasional heartburn to life-threatening Crohn's disease, affect many, few know why they are plagued by them. Furthermore, the report offers treatment solutions for upset stomach, nausea, IBS, and advice for the upkeep of a healthy digestive system.
American Dietetic Association Describes Nutrition's Importance:
Digestive issues are more common than most people think. Approximately 12 million people in the United States suffer from a food allergy. That's equivalent to one in every 25 people or four percent of the population. Many more suffer from food intolerances. Celiac disease affects an estimated one percent of Americans. And one in five experience symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome, which affects twice as many women as men. If you have a chronic digestive condition, a carefully planned diet can make a difference. In other cases, diet can be the primary treatment leading to improved health.
Steven Bramson's Battle with Crohn's Disease
Unfortunately, Crohn's is an insidious, incurable disease. Though modern medicine has given longevity to patients with Crohn's, long periods of remission are punctuated with sudden, unpredictable relapses. "It is psychologically debilitating because there is really no way to predict the time or duration of an attack," Steve Bramson emphasizes. Bramson knows the enemy well, intimately almost. Since being diagnosed with the disease thirty-one years ago, Bramson has experienced nine major attacks, each one exponentially worse than its predecessor. Through each battle, Bramson has grown more resilient.
With the help of the American Dietetic Foundation, American Gastroenterological Association, Essential Formulas, International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders, Mighty Microbes, NextFoods, Peak Nutrients, The Southern California Institute of Clinical Nutrition, and Wellspring Pharmaceuticals, MediaPlanet published one of the largest distributed annual Digestive Wellness reports in US History.
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