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HOW TO PROTECT YOUR KIDS FROM TUMMY TROUBLES

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In light of what’s happening around the world, parents can’t help but be worried for their children’s health and safety. Most kids spend a lot of time in shared public places like parks and play areas, possibly exposing them to bad bacteria.

That’s why it’s important to build your child’s body’s natural defenses early on. With 70% of the immune system lying in the stomach, making sure their digestive system is healthy should be on every parent’s checklist.

It’s very important to listen to your child’s gut feelings. Check for any signs of abdominal pain or discomfort. Some of the most common digestive problems for children include diarrhea, constipation, stomach ache, bloating, and poor appetite.

Prevention is always better than cure. A child’s diet is very crucial in helping them build a healthier tummy. Infuse nutrient-dense foods in their daily meals and high fiber foods that can help the growth of gut flora and boost the immune system.

Diarrhea is a sign of a tummy upset. Diarrhea and vomiting is usually caused by contaminated food or water. It may also be caused by viral gastroenteritis, bacteria and parasites, non-infectious disease or conditions like food allergy and lactose intolerance. Avoid giving food and drinks that may have been exposed to bacteria, and make sure your kids practice proper hygiene to minimize chances of infection.

One way to keep your kids’ tummies healthy is through probiotics. The World Health Organization defines probiotics as “live microorganisms that, which when administered in adequate amounts, confer a health benefit on the host.” It also gives beneficial effects such as protection from bad bacteria and improvement of overall digestive health, preventing tummy problems like diarrhea, stomach aches, and more. Keeping the gut microbiome well-balanced with probiotics can help boost the immune system and helps enable quicker response to pathogens that enter the body. The use of probiotics is essential when the intestinal flora is out of balance. It can help regain that flora balance by fighting bad bacteria and other harmful microorganisms.

In choosing your child’s probiotics, it is important to consider the quality of the probiotics. One major consideration is that it should be resistant to heat, acid, and bile, therefore making it capable of reaching the intestine alive.

From the makers of the Philippines’ No.1 doctor-recommended probiotic brand, Erceflora Probibears, is a quality probiotic that can be taken daily. It’s a 2-in-1 yummy tummy supplement that contains 2 strains of good bacteria: Bifidobacterium lactis and Lactobacillus acidophilus. They work hand in hand to help boost gut immunity and help effectively improve your child’s digestive health. Best of all, Erceflora Probibears comes in a yummy vanilla-flavored chewable tablet that kids 3 years old and up will surely love!

Sanofi Philippines, makers of Erciflora Probibears, also offers a wide range of digestive healthcare solutions for the whole family. Available in drugstores nationwide, you can easily find (Bisacodyl) Dulcolax for dependable constipation relief, (Hyoscine N-Butylbromide) Buscopan for stomach aches and abdominal cramps, and (Phospholipids) Essentiale Forte P for your liver protection.

This coming May 29, the world celebrates World Digestive Health Day (#WDHD2020) to help spread awareness on digestive problems and how we can prevent them. There is no better time to brush up on your family’s tummy health than now. Share your stories on social media and use the hashtag #LetsTalkAboutGutFeelings. Be one with the world in opening more conversations about digestive healthcare.

To learn more about probiotics and #ErcefloraProbibears, don’t hesitate to ask your doctor. #HappyTummiesOnly!

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