Beloved game show host forced into emergency surgery!
You’re lying in bed at night, drifting off to the nightly news.
When all of a sudden, you’re crippled with abdominal pain… so bad you’re not even sure if you can get out of bed and get help.
This is what happened to Wheel of Fortune host Pat Sajak.
The former U.S. Army Vietnam disc jockey was rushed off to an emergency surgery with a condition that’s something you’ll hardly ever hear about.
Thankfully, Sajak was just fine. But only because he caught it in time.
And today, I’m going to tell you all you need to know all the signs of this mystery disease.
The GIANT roadblock to your health
So just what CAUSED this emergency surgery?
It’s called bowel obstruction.
And around 300,000 Americans will receive this emergency surgery—or laparotomy— each year.
But how does it happen?
When you hear the phrase “bowel obstruction” you may think of extreme constipation. But it’s actually much worse than that.
You see, an obstruction is caused by fibrous tissue that forms and cuts off the gut. This can be caused by certain medications like opioids and even some antidepressants.
However, the most common cause is previous abdominal surgery. If you’ve had an operation in the past, you’re ESPECIALLY at risk.
But even if you don’t fall into one of the above categories, you’ll want to know the signs...
If you notice ANY of the following symptoms, go to the doctor immediately:
- Loud bowel sounds
- Severe cramping
- Abdominal swelling
- Inability to pass gas
In the meantime, protect your gut by eating lots of fiber.
Aim for five servings of fruit and veggies every day. Make sure that you’re eating whole fruits and vegetables rather than juiced—this way you’ll get all of their beneficial fiber.
And if you REALLY want to boost your gut health, try a probiotic...
Probiotics help maintain the bacteria in your gut to keep things business as usual. You can find a probiotic at your local pharmacy or online.