Constipation caused by a neurogenic bowel is horrible – and I don't have to live with it anymore

February 10 2021

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

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Topics: Bowel management, Transanal irrigation (TAI), Neurogenic bowel, Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Bowel dysfunction, constipation

How Ben, 23, solved his fecal incontinence with Transanal Irrigation

February 3 2021

"Completely changed my life" is how Ben* describes Transanal Irrigation (TAI). Having become paraplegic at age seven following the onset of the rare condition Ependymoma. Ben has lived alongside the terror of an incontinence accident ever since and wouldn't even have been able 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.

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Topics: Transanal irrigation (TAI), Neurogenic bowel, Bowel dysfunction, Fecal incontinence, cancer

TAI: Helping children, teens and their families live with a bowel disorder

December 2 2020

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.

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Topics: Transanal irrigation (TAI), Children and TAI, Bowel dysfunction

What does Alice, 10 years old, think about Transanal Irrigation?

October 28 2020

Alice Tillman is really passionate about spreading knowledge of TAI the thought of other children having to endure painful procedures because of bowel disorders, like she did, makes her frustrated when there is an alternative available. She hopes that all children who need it will be able to use it and get the fun back in their life.

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Topics: Bowel management, Children and TAI, Bowel dysfunction

How TAI gave one family their life back – part 1

October 7 2020

A family might take for granted the typical activities they might enjoyswimming, nature and play. For one family, none of this would have been possible had they not discovered Transanal Irrigation TAI.

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Topics: Bladder and bowel interaction, Bowel management, Children and TAI, Bowel dysfunction