Friday, August 29, 2008

Gastric Bypass: lose the weight…gain the Flatulence!

Gastrointestinal surgery such as gastric bypass is often the best option for someone that is severely obese and is unable to lose weight with traditional diet options. Gastric bypass and other weight loss surgeries work by restricting the food intake. Gastrointestinal surgery for obesity, also called bariatric surgery, alters the digestive process.
Gastric bypass surgery makes the stomach smaller and allows food to bypass part of the small intestine. In a gastric bypass, the part of the intestine where many minerals and vitamins are most easily absorbed is bypassed. They restrict both food intake and the amount of calories and nutrients the body absorbs.
Most people who have open gastric bypass surgery quickly begin to lose weight and continue to lose weight for up to 12 months.

An unpublicized side effect of gastric bypass surgery is excessive flatulence.
It is understandable why these patients have highly malodorous flatus. The surgery causes them to have a malabsorptive syndrome. Their systems don’t absorb the food and nutrients as well anymore and when the undigested food gets down to the colon, the enzymes and bacteria go crazy digesting the food. One of the by-products of their digestion is gas (flatulence).
Most post surgery patients are desperate for a solution to this side effect, which actually causes embarrassment and most of these individuals have been dealing with embarrassment for most of their lives. The majority of these patients will try over- the -counter medications, only to be disappointed to find out they’re ineffective and very costly.

Helpful solution

More and more gastric bypass patients are contacting a company called Flat-D Innovations, which specializes in odor control (caused by flatulence). Flat-D Innovations is the manufacturer and distributor of a non-drug, non-invasive and simple solution to your odor problems called the Flatulence Deodorizer. It is an activated charcoal cloth pad that is placed in the underwear next to the buttocks. When intestinal gas passes thru the pad, it deodorizes and neutralizes it.

Flat-D Innovations ( has been contacted by many gastric bypass patients and has worked with them to develop several different products to meet their special needs. We can’t cure it but we’ll help you live with it.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Deodorize those smelly soccer and football pads

We often forget to tell people that Flat-D has a line of odor absorbing bags called Universal Deodorizer. These 4 bags are made out of activated charcoal cloth and made into several sizes of bag depending on your needs. They use an amazing property of carbon to actually remove and absorb odors out of your soccer, football clothes and pads and shoes. Keep your clothing, uniforms and protective gear in these bags and it will also isolate the smelly odors from the other clothes or from the air in your car. Be fair with the technology as some odors are in the pads for weeks and months and it may take a few days for the bag to pull the horrible odor out. See this line of smell removing bags at or find the link on the site.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

New updated website

I'd like to invite everyone to visit our newly updated "user friendly" web site ( We've updated the articles and will be promoting new products to assist people with their flatulence problems. I'd like to take this time to thank everyone for their feedback and suggestions, which lead to the development of the new website.

Brian Conant
Flat-D Innovations, Inc