Digestive problems while traveling


Very often people start stressing about potential problems with constipation or other digestive problems already in the phase of planning and preparing for a trip. Many people experience temporary constipation which is quite common on a trip, due to a change of environment, or exposure to stress. Such constipation is usually harmless but can be very annoying and uncomfortable. Besides constipation, there are also stomachache, cramps, and feeling full and heavy, and the reasons are not unknown.

The statistics show that no less than 48 percent of people suffer from digestive problems while on vacation and traveling, and there are many reasons for it.

Why do we often suffer from digestive problems while traveling?

A change of schedule is one of the most common problems. We get up and go to sleep at different times, we eat at different times, and we are exhausted by the time difference if we have traveled far. In the absence of our routine, the body objects. In our everyday routine, we all listen to the signals our body sends us. But when we are at the beach, on a boat, in the forest, or in the mountains, signals such as bloating, or cramps can be very easily missed or neglected.

One of the possible causes is not feeling relaxed. Feeling relaxed is very often key for a bowel movement and such non-optimal conditions during our vacation or lack of privacy can lead to ignoring the need for defecation which finally leads to constipation. It is a fact that most people cannot relax in an unfamiliar bathroom.

An important factor is also a change of habits while on vacation. Our drinking and eating habits change which can have a negative impact on the functioning of the digestive system.

Stress should not be disregarded either. Some people are terrified of flying or the preparation and organization of a trip itself cause them to feel anxious.

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How to prevent constipation while on vacation or traveling?

Proper eating habits can be of great benefit to the digestive system to function smoothly. Regardless of being on vacation, taking care of a proper diet and increased, i.e. normal intake of fiber, fruit, vegetables, and whole-grain cereals, as well as drinking enough fluids, can be of great help.

Here are some tips on how to prevent digestive problems while traveling:

  • Try to maintain your regular diet, sleeping, and exercising routine while traveling.
  • Reduce or avoid caffeine or alcohol while traveling.
  • Be careful what you eat – thermically process the eggs and meat and wash the fruit and vegetables well before eating.
  • Be careful when you eat any kind of new food in places where you travel. Different countries have different ingredients and styles of cooking that can affect your digestive system in an unexpected way.
  • Try to stay active while traveling. Your goal should be around 20 minutes of activity per day. Try to at least stretch well.

Digestive problems have a significant impact on the quality of life and mood so they can quite often spoil your vacation. That is why you should always prepare well and make a plan, especially if you are prone to such problems.

How does Donat help us in maintaining the health of the digestive system?

Due to its unique combination of minerals, Donat can be a big everyday help in solving certain problems, such as constipation and heartburn, but also in preventing different digestive problems. We should keep in mind that digestion has a very broad meaning, and Donat has a beneficial effect on different parts of the digestive system, so with a proper diet and a healthy lifestyle we take care of the health of the digestive system as a whole.
Besides stimulating digestion and supporting the normal functioning of digestion in its last phase which has been proven in a clinical study, Donat also solves the problem of heartburn in a very effective way. However, Donat has a beneficial effect on other parts of the digestive system as well, by supporting their normal function.

Drinking Donat on an everyday basis supports the normal functioning of the digestive system which affects the health of the entire body. For prevention, 0,2 – 0,3 l has to be drunk on an empty stomach in the morning, 0,1 l before lunch, and 0,1 – 0,2 l before dinner. It should be at room temperature.

Together with a balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle, 0,5 l of Donat per day helps our digestive system to function in the best possible way.

If you suffer from constipation while traveling, then drink 0,2 – 0,3 l of Donat on an empty stomach in the morning and 0,2 l before dinner. You can heat the morning quantity so that Donat is warm (at body temperature, 37°C) because the effect will be faster, and CO2, which might cause bloating in more sensitive people, will evaporate.

You can drink Donat on an everyday basis without worrying about becoming addicted to it.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How frequent is constipation during a travel?

According to some data, almost half the people suffer from constipation on a travel or vacation.

2. What are the causes of constipation on a travel?

Slow digestion occurs due to stress, changed eating habits and rhythm of life. It also happens because we often do not pay so much attention to the signals our body, i.e., our digestive system, sends when we are in a new environment.

3. How to prevent constipation on a travel?

Since it is easier to prevent slow digestion than to treat it, it is vital to make sure we have a healthy diet during our trip, full of fiber, and to drink enough liquids. If we often suffer from digestive problems during a travel, it is important to plan the activities and make sure before going on a trip that we will be able to eat the food that works for us there as well (or buy the food that we know works for us beforehand).

4. What to do if we simply cannot avoid constipation during a travel?

If we know that we will suffer from constipation during our trip, the best is to bring laxatives.

5. Is it useful to drink Donat mineral water on a trip?

Donat is an excellent companion in any adventure because it supplies the body with crucial minerals, and at the same time, it regulates digestion in a natural and harmless way. This way it makes sure that slow digestion does not spoil the beautiful experiences.

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