Signs of digestive disorder
You’re already too familiar with the bloating, gas, abdominal pain, diarrhea and constipation that signal digestive disorder – and you know how miserable these symptoms can make you feel. Worse, digestive disorder also affects the way you live your life.
More than a pain in the gut
People with a digestive disorder usually have a reduced quality of life, miss work, and seek medical help more often than others. Abdominal pain, diarrhea, constipation and gas can also cause:

  • Frustration
  • Isolation from others
  • A feeling that family and coworkers don’t understand the problem

Talk to a healthcare professional if you have digestive symptoms. And read on to find out how treatment with a probiotic may help.
Is there a name for my problem?
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is fairly common, affecting as many as 5 million Canadians. IBS usually begins in late adolescence or early adulthood and occurs more often in women than men.
What is IBS?
IBS is a "functional disorder" – the way your bowel works is not quite right. People with IBS tend to have a sensitive digestive system that responds differently to normal stimuli such as the passage of solids, gas and fluids through the intestines.
Do you recognize these symptoms of IBS?
  • Bloating
  • Gas
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
Learn more about IBS from Dr. Bressler, a gastroenterologist in Vancouver
What can I do about IBS?
There are various treatment choices for IBS. Probiotics are a natural, effective, nonprescription option.
What’s a probiotic?
A probiotic is a natural nutrition supplement that contains living bacteria. The World Health Organization reports that when taken in adequate amounts they can have a positive impact on your health.
TuZen, a probiotic that has helped as many as 7 out of 10 people with IBS
A recent clinical trial showed that 78% of patients on TuZen considered the efficacy of their treatment to be “good” or “excellent.” After 4 weeks, people using TuZen saw a 51.9% reduction in the frequency and a 45% reduction in the severity of abdominal pain.
Where to find TuZen
TuZen is available through many naturopathic doctors, and in pharmacies and natural health stores across Canada. Just ask at the counter! Or click on the photo to order from, an independently operated website.
Try TuZen – and see if it makes a difference in your life
The probiotics in TuZen have undergone the highest standards of scrutiny available for natural health products, including clinical trials. TuZen bears Natural Product Number (NPN) 80019103.
Survey of the month - The impact of digestive disorders
Share your experience with others by completing this survey
  1. Have any of these problems occurred because of your digestive symptoms?
  2. Has a probiotic helped?
The World Health Organization defines a clinical trial as “any research study that prospectively assigns human participants or groups of humans to one or more health-related interventions to evaluate the effects on health outcomes.”
An NPN indicates a product has been issued a product license by Health Canada, and appears in Health Canada’s Natural Health Products Database.