A journey from hell

May 30 2021

"I would feel anxiety in my stomach beforehand, and then I knew it was urgent. In the days leading up to these cramping symptoms, I could go to the bathroom up to ten times a day, yet all that came out were pea-sized amounts. I felt like I constantly needed to go to the bathroom."

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Topics: Neurogenic bowel, Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Bowel dysfunction, quality of life

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

My first app download changed my life

November 25 2020

The benefits of being connected cannot be underestimated, especially when it comes to interacting with our health services. Having started with Transanal irrigation, Paulene found that her limited hand function made it challenging. So how did an app solve her problems?

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

Multiple Sclerosis: It is okay to grieve

July 22 2020

Krista was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 1996. Since then, she has experienced developments both good and bad. Here she shares her insights and advice for those suffering from multiple sclerosis.

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Topics: Neurogenic bladder, Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Bladder dysfunction, quality of life

Practical advice for MS patients with bladder problems

July 8 2020

As a urotherapist, Lis Höxbroe Hansson meets a lot of patients with Multiple Sclerosis at the Pelvic centre, University Hospital of Skåne in Sweden. In this blog post, Lis provides advice for those suffering from urinary problems as part of their MS diagnosis.

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Topics: Neurogenic bladder, Multiple Sclerosis (MS), quality of life