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 three experts to share their views on this topic – this is the summary of their talks.
Our user panel TellUs gives us a lot of useful information. For example that 82% of the people with Spinal Cord Injury have problems with their bowel. But there is still a stigma attached. Only 29% of the panel members were asked about their bowel by a healthcare professional, while 68% wanted to be asked... Sometimes the knowledge is poor, and sometimes it's just hard to get over the embarrassment.
Our guest blogger Kent Revedal has a clear stand on this matter - this is his direct plea to the healthcare professionals out there!
A few weeks ago a friend of mine contacted me and asked for advice. The person had some serious problems with the bowel and his regime. Our common denominator was that we both had suffered a Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) a few years back. Typically, someone with a SCI will experience bowel issues.Read More