Exploring Quality of Life After an MS Diagnosis

Posted by Sam Crow, January 14 2021

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. 

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Topics: Bladder and bowel interaction, Bowel management, Bladder management, MS, Multiple Sclerosis

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: TAI, Transanal Irrigation, Multiple Sclerosis

How I Coped With My MS Diagnosis

Posted by Seema Duggal, May 7 2019

Mother of three, Jane, has lived most of her life with Type 1 Diabetes. So while her MS diagnosis came as a sudden shock, she feels that life has already prepared her for living with a life-changing condition. Here Jane shares her advice to those newly diagnosed with MS.

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Topics: MS, Multiple Sclerosis, Catheterisation

TAI for children: With my help, my son started with transanal irrigation (TAI) at the age of three

Posted by Jonathan Simpson, June 5 2018

Paul and his son Tim, who is now 16 years old, were early adopters of TAI, so much so that they almost invented the therapy themselves…

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Topics: MS, TAI, Transanal Irrigation, Spinal injury, Multiple Sclerosis, Lifestyle, Paediatrics

Bowel problems don't just happen in old age - children are affected too

Posted by Jonathan Simpson, May 25 2018

Bowel problems in children can occur for many different reasons. Some are related to a specific diagnosis, like Spina Bifida or Anorectal Malformation. Some are more diffuse and differ over time, like constipation or tummy cramps. We tried to map some of the concepts for you!

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Topics: MS, TAI, Transanal Irrigation, Spinal injury, Multiple Sclerosis, Lifestyle, Paediatrics