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Avoid Embarrassing Gastrointestinal Moments with These Tips

As our bodies work to digest the foods we eat, belching, bloating and passing gas naturally part of the digestive processes. When we are young, we have a lot of control over the gas we choose to hold in or release, but as we age, we notice that we don’t have as much control as we used to. You may have noticed this around your elderly loved ones. To the kids, it may be funny but to your loved ones, this could be very embarrassing. Abdominal pain among seniors is a growing problem as the aging population continues to skyrocket at an exponential rate. Read on below as A-1 Home Care in LA County lists some of the choices you can make to prevent embarrassing distractions.

Potential Causes for Social Bloopers

There’s a myriad of potential factors for social bloopers, but we will list just some of those here:

Fatty foods
Beans, cabbage and dairy products
Carbonated drinks
Eating too quickly
Stress and anxiety
Gum and hard candy
Talking while eating, thus swallowing excess air
Gas build-up and excessive air may be symptoms of a more serious problem, such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and acid reflux. If your elderly loved one needs a ride to the doctor’s office while you’re at work, A-1 Home Care provides affordable live-in and live-out services to ensure that your loved one makes it to all her necessary medical, dental and optical check-ups.

Affordable, Safe and Licensed In-Home Care

A-1 Home Care has been serving seniors and their families since 1991. As one of the few state-licensed home care agencies in California, A-1 Home Care is committed to attracting Los Angeles County’s best professional and certified caregivers to give you the highest level of in-home care possible at the most competitive rates in Southern California. Our caregivers come from a wide range of cultural backgrounds, from Middle Eastern to Hispanic, African-American, Pacific Islander and Asian. Being licensed, bonded and insured means that we screen every caregiver for their criminal background, DMV and sex offender records. All professional references are verified. With A-1 Home Care, your elderly loved ones are in excellent hands!

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