Butterfly Health Launches Accidental Bowel Leakage (ABL) Educational Initiative with National Association for Continence (NAFC)
- The NAFC “Lets Talk About Bowel Health” campaign opens up dialogue on ABL -
WASHINGTON, July 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Butterfly Health launches an accidental bowel leakage (ABL) educational initiative with NAFC called “Let’s Talk about Bowel Health.” The campaign is designed to increase dialogue and care for ABL – a little discussed bowel health condition.
Only one in three people talk to their healthcare provider about ABL, yet this condition affects tens of millions of women and men over the age of 40. It’s known in the medical literature as fecal incontinence, a term which is a barrier to conversation according to research.
“The campaign provides common language education on ABL. It paves the way for ABL to be part of the everyday health and wellness conversation,” says Steven Gregg, PhD, Executive Director, National Association for Continence.
“Until recently, ABL has been mostly known by its medical term among physicians. We know there is a gap in common language for this condition,” says Kelly Lewis Brezoczky, CEO, Founder, Butterfly Health and Founder, ABLinfo.org. “Just starting a conversation about ABL can make a big difference in well-being. We are proud to be partnered with NAFC on this initiative,” says Ms. Brezoczky.
Brooke Gurland, MD, colorectal surgeon in the Digestive Disease Institute at Cleveland Clinic was the clinical reviewer for the campaign brochure. “The campaign addresses ABL in a way that encourages conversation and gives patients information on both treatments and the simple things people can do to manage symptoms,” says Dr. Gurland.
The need for increased ABL awareness and education was highlighted in a recent Washington Post article authored by Ms. Brezoczky titled, “It’s time to end the taboo on talking about accidental bowel leakage.”
About Butterfly Health?
Butterfly Health, Inc. is an innovative mature health and wellness company based in Los Gatos, CA. Inspired by its work with over 1,000 women and men, its first product–Butterfly Body Liners–is a totally new award-winning personal hygiene product providing secure protection for ABL (accidental bowel leakage). The company’s CEO and co-founding team have decades of experience in consumer health innovation and are dedicated to making a difference for the tens of millions of women and men who experience ABL. Butterfly is available nationally in Target and Walmart. For more information, please visit www.butterfly.com.
The National Association For Continence is national non-profit whose mission is threefold: 1) to educate the public about the causes, diagnosis categories, treatment options and management alternatives for incontinence, voiding dysfunction, nocturnal enuresis and related pelvic floor disorders; 2) to network with other organizations and agencies to elevate the visibility and priority given to these areas; and 3) to advocate on behalf of consumers who suffer from such symptoms as a result of disease or other illness, obstetrical, surgical or other trauma or deterioration due to the aging process itself. NAFC is broadly funded by consumers,health care professionals and industry. It is the world’s largest and most prolific consumer advocacy organization devoted exclusively to this field. For more information, please visit www.nafc.org.
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SOURCE Butterfly Health