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

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)

Four steps up the stairs and life changed forever

November 11 2020

Four steps up the stairsand then everything turned black. Michael, then 54 years old, was on his way up to the second floor of his home when the accident happenedhe fainted and fell so awkwardly that he broke his neck and back. 

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Topics: Transanal irrigation (TAI), Spinal Cord Injury (SCI), Neurogenic bowel

Finding quality of life with MS related continence issues

July 15 2020

Helen was so embarrassed about her continence problems that she kept them a secret from her husband and family, coping in silence. Her quality of life steeply declined and she developed depression. Today Helen has found a way to manage her unreliable bowel. This is her story.

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Topics: Bladder and bowel interaction, Neurogenic bladder, Neurogenic bowel, quality of life