"Completely changed my life" is how Ben* describes the impact of Transanal Irrigation (TAI). Having become paraplegic at age seven following the onset of the rare condition Ependymoma, Ben has lived with the fear of incontinence ever since and would have been unable to work had he not been introduced to Transanal Irrigation. Now he can take part in all the regular pursuits of a young adult, but it hasn't been easy getting there.Read More
The symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis are diverse, and each symptom or combination of symptoms can affect the life of someone living with MS to varying degrees. Yet when it comes to an overall impact on quality of life, bladder and bowel dysfunction often rank highest, especially if a suitable treatment is not found.Read More
We’ve all had to pay closer attention to how, when and what we eat, and it’s always worth reminding ourselves of how to treat ourselves and our digestion well, especially if we have a neurogenic diagnosis. Here are the 10 best tips for a healthy stomach from nutrition counselor and wellness expert Anna Carin.
Despite the prospect of smaller celebrations than we would usually expect, we are all really looking forward to some sort of festivities at the end of this difficult year. Let’s make sure that this precious time is not disrupted by unexpected problems with your bowels. Family gatherings (even over zoom), festive food and drink can prove somewhat difficult to maintain your bowel routine, so we’ve put together these top tips to help you manage over the holidays.Read More
Living with a bowel disorder can be especially difficult when you’re young. There is often physical pain and other difficulties such as bloating, loss of appetite and soiling many times a day. But it can also lead to emotional pain, embarrassment and insecurity. At a time when children and teenagers should be growing, developing and discovering their identity and independence, a bowel disorder can steal their youth and make them feel sad and isolated.