Why healthy digestion is important

The intestine is home to 400 different types of microorganisms which exert a positive influence to the human immune system and prevent pathogens from proliferating in the intestine. This population of microorganisms is called intestinal flora. If the intestinal flora is disrupted, this weakens the body’s immune system, which may cause diarrhoea, flatulence and constipation, for example, with a considerable impact on quality of life.

How you can support your intestinal flora

To avoid digestion problems and maintain the balance of your intestinal flora, you should address the following points:

  • Exercise
  • A healthy balanced diet rich in fibre
  • Sufficient fluid intake

Dealing with constipation gently

In constipation, the stool remains too long in the intestine, which alters the make up of the bacteria colonising the intestine. In most cases, constipation also entails some slight disruption of the intestinal flora. The key issue here is to deal with constipation without damaging the natural regeneration process of your intestinal flora. MICROLAX® offers two products for sufferers of constipation:

MICROLAX® Enema helps relieve your constipation by acting locally in the rectum and offers predictable (within 30 minutes) relief from constipation.
MICROLAX® Oral Liquid acts as a stool softener to provide gentle relief of constipation.

To read more about MICROLAX® different solutions, click to read more for Enema or Oral Liquid.

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How the human digestive system works

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