Gosia Kowalewska

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Chronic Constipation can ruin daily life

Posted by Gosia Kowalewska, August 13 2019

Most people are uncomfortable talking openly about living with chronic constipation, and many try to hide the condition from friends and family. Those who do reveal the condition sometimes face questions from others  who don’t understand the difference between an occasional bout of constipation, which we all experience at some point, and chronic   constipation, which is a  serious conditions that rules sufferers’ daily lives.

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Topics: Transanal Irrigation, TAI, Bowel Management

Experts' opinions: How to increase adherence to transanal irrigation (TAI)

Posted by Gosia Kowalewska, July 2 2019

One of the biggest issues with transanal irrigation (TAI) is that many users quit too early – before the therapy had a chance to be effective. We asked experts to share their views on this topic – this is the summary of their talks.

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Topics: Transanal Irrigation, TAI, Bowel Management

My long journey to TAI, but I got there in the end!

Posted by Gosia Kowalewska, June 25 2019

I have MS which has mainly affected my autonomic system resulting in a neurogenic bowel. Unfortunately, today many people (whether they have MS or not) suffer with bowel problems. Constipation is often under-recognised as a problem yet can really affect your quality of life which can in turn make you feel miserable, frustrated, bloated, uncomfortable, and embarrassed and ….be really time consuming!

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Topics: Transanal Irrigation, TAI, Bowel Management, Neurogenic Bowel, Multiple Sclerosis

Living With Faecal Incontinence

Posted by Gosia Kowalewska, May 21 2019

For many people, living with a bowel disorder involves a seemingly endless search for answers. Parts of life may be lost, as adjustments are made in response to symptoms. It takes time and courage to keep sorting out and searching for ways to best manage the condition.

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Topics: Transanal Irrigation, TAI, Bowel Management

Constipation Was An Issue Long Before My Diagnosis

Posted by Gosia Kowalewska, May 15 2019

“Constipation was an issue long before my diagnosis. I went to many different doctors who told me to take more fibre – it never seemed to work.” Brian, 58

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Topics: Transanal Irrigation, TAI, Bowel Management, parkinsons