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

Combining approaches to bladder and bowel dysfunction

Posted by Bev Collins, February 5 2019

The benefits of patient centred care cannot be overestimated. But engaging and recognising the stigma and embarrassment associated with bladder and bowel issues is essential – how can healthcare professional’s best serve their patients?

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Topics: Lifestyle, Bladder Management, Bowel Management, Neurogenic Bowel, spina bifida, Self-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: Lifestyle, Transanal Irrigation, Spinal injury, TAI, MS, Bowel Management, Neurogenic Bowel, spina bifida, Paediatrics, Multiple Sclerosis

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: Lifestyle, Transanal Irrigation, Spinal injury, TAI, MS, Bowel Management, Neurogenic Bowel, spina bifida, Paediatrics, Multiple Sclerosis

A solution to bowel management issues with MS– Part 2

Posted by Jonathan Simpson, April 17 2018

Kerry has Multiple Sclerosis (MS), with bowel problems among the many symptoms this condition presents. In the second part of Kerry's story she reveals how she took control of her bowels.

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Topics: Catheterisation, Lifestyle, Transanal Irrigation, TAI, ISC, MS, Bowel Management, Neurogenic Bowel, Multiple Sclerosis, Self-catheterisation