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

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 Sklerose (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

How I live my life to the fullest after rectal cancer

September 2 2020

Noah*, 49 years old, is recovering from rectal cancer. After surgery, he found he had additional problems with fecal incontinence which affected all aspects of his life. In this article, he tells us how Transanal Irrigation - TAI -  allowed him to recover his freedom and confidence.

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Topics: Transanal irrigation (TAI), Bowel dysfunction, cancer

Is colonic irrigation the same as TAI (Transanal Irrigation)?

July 29 2020

The short answer? No, not at all.
Colonic irrrigation is a “therapy” with little scientific evidence of any health benefits. On the other hand, TAI or transanal irrigation can be a game-changer for people looking to manage their bowel disorders and enjoy a normal life.

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Topics: Transanal irrigation (TAI), Bowel dysfunction, functional bowel