How Gut Problems Impact Relationships

When you have a digestive disease, there are challenges beyond the illness itself. Coping with painful, often embarrassing symptoms can make it hard to fully connect with other people. That means relationships can suffer.

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How Benefits Managers Can Stop Digestive Disease Stigma

If an employee took you aside right now and told you they struggle with symptoms of digestive disease…how would you react? Most of us would immediately feel uncomfortable with the topic. We might blush, feel uneasy; maybe we’d crack a joke to ease tension. We might attempt to change the subject. Yet, if that same…

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Suffering in Silence: The Hidden Costs of Digestive Disease Stigma for Employers

“All disease begins in the gut.” – Hippocrates If you’re an employer who’s concerned about the rising costs of healthcare and prescription drugs among your covered population, you want to read this. Employees with digestive disease often suffer in silence because of the stigma associated with digestive symptoms. Many won’t even discuss gut trouble with…

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Why Are Employees REALLY Missing Work?

“I’ve got a stomach bug.” “Umm, I’m having some bathroom issues.” “Yeah, I’m feeling really sluggish this morning.” “I’m a little under the weather.” “Look, I just can’t make it in today.” The phrasing may vary, but the culprit is the same—something people don’t want to talk about but that 74% of Americans struggle with…

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