Sometimes, when I tell people I work for a flatulence filtering underwear company they just laugh and I get it, farts are funny but not for everyone. This is why we like to highlight how our garments can help people with chronic health conditions that affect their daily lives.
One of these health conditions is Gastritis.
Gastritis occurs when the lining on the stomach becomes inflamed after it's been damaged. It can be caused by a whole number of things including bacterial infection, excessive consumption of alcohol, a stressful life event or an autoimmune reaction. Most of the time gastritis isn't serious can improve reasonably quickly after a trip the GP, however if it is not treated it can last for years.
The symptoms of gastritis include indigestion, burning stomach pains, nausea, vomiting and feeling full after eating. There are many over the counter medication you can get to settle an upset stomach however if you find these are not working for you and your indigestion symptoms have lasted up to a week you should go and see a GP.
Doctors may ask you to do either a stool test, breath test, an endoscopy or a barium swallow test to identify whether it is indeed gastritis and therefore what the best treatment will be. Treatments include antacids, histamine 2 blocks and proton pump inhibitors, you can also help yourself by eating smaller meals more often, avoiding spicy or acidic food, cutting down on alcohol consumption and trying to reduce stress.
For many people gastritis doesn't last for very long but while it's there it can cause embarrassing flatulence issue which is why we're here! Our underwear is designed for people with a number of stomach conditions in order to help them feel more confident in social situations and get them back to living their active lifestyle.
For anymore information on Gastritis visit www.nhs.uk or visit your GP.
A recent study amongst French women found that those who eat bread, sandwiches and pastries often suffered more with flatulence! Whole grains such as wheat and oats contain fibre, when the fibre is broken down by bacteria in the large intestine it produces gas as a by-product, which causes flatulence.
Many doctors in the past have recommended a high fibre diet when suffering from stomach related illnesses, it helps things like constipation but makes pain and bloating worse! So, if it’s just flatulence you’re hoping to rid, we’d recommend lowering your fibre intake but if you do suffer from IBS maybe talk to your doctor first.
To reduce your flatulence try swapping your sandwich or pastries for a rice dish, rice is the only grain that’s not known to cause flatulence!
Here are some yummy low FODMAP rice recipes:
Having just returned from a 4 day trip to Budapest and I've been so excited to share it with you guys! Firstly, if you're looking for a cheap city break then Budapest is for you, we managed to get flights for £17 each way (!!) and there are so many beautiful hotels around the city at a fraction of the cost of the average hotel!
The city is split into two halves by the 'Danube' river which features the most beautiful bridges connecting the two sides. We stayed in Pest which is the busier side of the city, where all the bigger shopping areas and the majority of the restaurants, full of businesses big and small it's everything you'd expect from a big city. 'Buda' which lies on the opposite side of the river is full of the beautiful landmarks including the Statue of Liberty situated on Gellért Hill and Buda Castle which both offer the most incredible views of the city!
I always like to make a plan before I go away on a city break, the time always goes so quickly and so I wanted to make sure that I fitted everything in that I wanted to see! Most of the attractions in Budapest are free (another bonus!) for example we climbed up the Buda Castle which was completely free and is open from 6am till midnight, the city looks amazing by night! We climbed up to the top before realising there is a lift...so if you don't fancy the stairs you can still enjoy the view!
The most incredible part of Budapest for me was the architecture, the Keleti Pályaudvar station that was next to our hotel was situated in the most incredible building! Even the larger chain shops looked a lot more suave located within these historic buildings!
We had heard a lot about the Great Market Hall and I was desperate to go and look around, sadly we didn't get to purchase any of the food but it was great to look around all the same. Located in a huge two story hall and full of bustling shoppers it was a really great experience. The bottom level of the hall was full of stalls selling fresh local produce, predominently meats and fruit and vegetables and on the top floor sat some souvenier stalls and lots of food vans offering fresh food to go!
I had heard so much about the ruin bars in Budapest so I was dead set on visiting at least one of these quirky little places during my trip. Over the past 10 years they've been opening one after another in tenement houses and factory buildings then filled full of rejected furniture and quirky designs. Our favourite was Szimpla Kert, which was apparently one of the first to open. The super old car in the back yard covered in stickers was converted into the coolest place to kick back with a cocktail!
I could honestly talk about this amazing trip all day, but I guess you'd all get pretty bored but I would recommend this beautiful city 100%!
Sick of smelling your pups poots? We may have just what you need! We are looking for dog models to help us develop an effective fart proof pant for dogs!
To get involved send a picture of your pooch to email@example.com, we will pick our favourites and they will be invited to come to Shreddies HQ and get measured up for their bespoke fart pants!
So, get your tail wagging friends ready and don't miss out on this 'pawsome' opportunity 😉🐶🐾
We cannot believe that it's February already - we're still struggling to write the correct date?! If you're still suffering from those post Christmas IBS flares or maybe you just want a kick start to a healthier year, you might want to think about doing Sugar Free February!
Cutting sugar from your diet is beneficial for everyone as it's not only bad for your teeth but is actually addictive as well as contributing to weight gain! When suffering from IBS, many foods can cause flares but a common one is sugar, so testing your body with a month of no sugar could be really beneficial to work out a diet that's best for you!
During February you could also help an incredible charity that's so close to all of our hearts! Cancer Research UK is an amazing charity which focuses on finding cures for as many different types of cancer as they can, but they need constant funding and could really do with your help! CRUK are promoting Sugar Free February and if you want to get involved, this is what you need to do:
Sign up via their website
Set up your fundraising page
Download your fundraising pack
Get promoting yourself!