With my bowel management routine, I can manage anything

April 20 2022

For me, bowel management has always been part of the game, says 22-year-old Swiss handcyle road race champion, Fabian Recher. Born with Spina Bifida, a malformation of the spine, he has used a wheelchair from an early age and he loves to swap it for a mountain bike, cross-country skis, or his favourite piece of equipment, the handcycle.

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Topics: Bowel management, Transanal irrigation (TAI), Spina Bifida, Neurogenic bowel, quality of life, parasports

Bowel leakage doesn’t have to prevent you from leading an active life

December 15 2021

After many years as a CFO of listed companies, Sten decided to stop working in the spring of 2020, despite having several years left until retirement. He simply felt he wanted to pursue more fulfilling experiences – such as traveling with his wife, playing golf, swimming and exercising. But first he wanted to get rid of his nightly toilet visits.

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Topics: Bowel management, Fecal incontinence, dignity, Continence, accidental bowel leakage

How to become independent: Debora can face new challenges thanks to IC and TAI

August 18 2021

Since her motorcycle accident, Debora's only desire has been to return to being independent and continue working on her projects. She faced the life-changing circumstances with great determination and soon began to practice emptying her bladder with IC (intermittent catheterization) and TAI (transanal irrigation). Debora tells us about her experience and how she managed to turn her life around.

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Topics: Bowel management, Transanal irrigation (TAI), Bladder management, Navina Smart, LoFric, Spinal injury, Catheterisation

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, Bowel dysfunction, constipation, Multiple Sklerose (MS)

How to improve your digestion – 10 expert tips

December 16 2020

We’ve all had to pay closer attention to how, when and what we eat, and it’s always worth reminding ourselves of how to treat ourselves and our digestion well, especially if we have a neurogenic diagnosis. Here are the 10 best tips for a healthy stomach from nutrition counselor and wellness expert Anna Carin.

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Topics: Bowel management, Health