On World Digestive Health Day, Sanofi Philippines Highlights the Value of a Healthy Liver

One of the things that the general public tend to overlook when discussing care for one’s well-being is digestive healthcare. What a lot of people don’t know is that the digestive system affects your overall health. Especially in a time of uncertainty as this, self-quarantine has definitely made it challenging to focus on taking care of your physical health.

Taking a deep dive on digestive health, one must put utmost importance in caring for the second largest organ in our body, the liver. A vital player in the digestive system, the liver is where important vitamins, energy, and minerals–including protein–are stored and made. It is also where harmful toxins from the body are filtered out.

For an organ that works so hard in so many ways, it’s not always easy to spot the signs for liver problems. Some of the signs and symptoms of liver disease include chronic fatigue, abdominal pain and swelling, yellowing skin and eyes (jaundice), swelling in the legs and ankles, itchy skin, dark urine color, pale stool color, nausea or vomiting, loss of appetite, and tendency to bruise easily.

The good news is many severe liver diseases can be prevented or treated if detected early. It’s important to take a more proactive approach in caring for one’s liver by living a healthy lifestyle through diet and exercise.

If you have any of the symptoms above, it is highly recommended that you schedule a visit to your doctor to have your liver checked. Ask your doctor about SGPT Tests or Ultrasonography to assess your liver health!

On top of healthy living, there are treatments that exist to support a healthy liver through over-the-counter treatments and supplements. Take, for instance, (Phospholipids) Essentiale® Forte P, with purified EPL® (Essential Phospholipids), extracted from natural food with precise technology from Germany. It can be easily absorbed by liver cells. Essentiale is clinically proven to strengthen liver health by repairing function and regeneration of liver cells.

Sanofi Philippines also offers a wide range of digestive healthcare solutions to help with your digestive issues. These are readily available in drugstores nationwide, including (Bisacodyl) Dulcolax for dependable constipation relief, (Hyoscine N-Butylbromide) Buscopan for stomach aches and abdominal cramps, and Erceflora Probibears for your child’s overall digestion.

As the world celebrates World Digestive Health Day (#WDHD2020) on May 29, Sanofi invites you to help spread awareness on proper digestive healthcare. Be part of the movement and share your stories on social media by using the hashtag #LetsTalkAboutGutFeelings. Know more about the state of your gut health and find out how you can better take care of your digestive health.