Bowel dysfunction in children

Posted by Helene Klasson, May 19 2017

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: bowel management, TAI, Neurogenic bowel, Children, Children and TAI

What is Transanal Irrigation?

Posted by Helene Klasson, September 30 2016

It can be difficult to find a regular toilet routine if you suffer from chronic constipation or fecal incontinence. Some people are constantly afraid of public accidents or literary spending hours in the bathroom. 

Mikey was one of them until he found the solution to his bowel problems – transanal irrigation (TAI). This blog post will give you an insight!

 

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Topics: Bowel therapy, bowel management, TAI

Being a Paralympic nurse

Posted by Helene Klasson, September 1 2016

Not only the athletes are making it to the Paralympics in Rio this year – there are also a whole team of nurses and other medical staff on site. We got hold of Bev Everton, a nurse with the British Paralympic team. Bev always keep a survival kit in her bag, but not the kind you think…

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Topics: CIC, travel, Bowel therapy, bowel management

Treatment options for neurogenic bowel dysfunction

Posted by Helene Klasson, April 14 2016

From your first minute on this earth your poo is of greatest interest, first to your parents (Is the child constipated? What color is the poo?). Then, after a gentle transition, you are supposed to be the poo manager yourself. And it is important, because when the bowel works, life tends to work.

Today we will talk about neurogenic bowel dysfunction – when the bowel doesn’t work – and also about connected treatments.

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Topics: enCATHopedia, bowel management

10 expert tips for a smooth digestion

Posted by Helene Klasson, April 7 2016

Your stomach is like a car. As long as it’s running smoothly, you don’t pay much attention to it. But as soon as a weird sound is heard or the brakes are failing, it demands your attention.  It’s not only annoying—it may hinder you from going where you want and doing what you want.

So let’s ask an expert how you can keep your digestive system on track!

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Topics: bowel management, Health