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by Polly Weston
Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Adult bowel leakage for MS
Topic: Access to disabled toilets
Replies: 1
Views: 621

Re: Access to disabled toilets

Hi Bill

The special key to access disabled toilets is a radar key.

Some local NHS services have access to the radar keys, or you can contact a national charity called Bladder and Bowel UK. The Bladder and Bowel UK Team at Disabled Living have a helpline telephone which is 0161 607 8219

Polly
by Polly Weston
Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Adult bowel leakage for MS
Topic: Preventative measures
Replies: 1
Views: 749

Re: Preventative measures

You are correct, exercising the pelvic floor muscle is a good preventative measure, along with a healthy diet, good hydration and by keeping active. It's recommended that these exercises are taught by a specialist nurse or specialist physio who will examine the pelvic floor muscle to determine stren...
by Polly Weston
Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Adult bowel leakage for MS
Topic: Can it be stopped?
Replies: 1
Views: 648

Re: Can it be stopped?

Hi Maggie Whilst neurological changes can lead to slower bowel transit times, which can result in constipation and ABL, the most common causes of this are also related to lifestyle. Therefore, the best way forward for you is to ensure you prioritise a healthy lifestyle. Prevent constipation by remai...
by Polly Weston
Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Adult bowel leakage for MS
Topic: Bowel incontinence
Replies: 1
Views: 685

Re: Bowel incontinence

I hope your next scan shows improvement, but you are right, having good strength and tone to the pelvic floor muscle will most likely help improve the bladder and bowel leakage you are experiencing. To seek help with this ask your GP to refer you to your local NHS community bladder and bowel service...
by Polly Weston
Thu Jun 20, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Adult bowel leakage for MS
Topic: Vit D and bowel leakage
Replies: 1
Views: 675

Re: Vit D and bowel leakage

I agree that it is best to discuss medication options with your GP. There is research to suggest that sufficient vitamin D levels can actually assist pelvic floor muscle tone, and studies are inconclusive as to whether vitamin D causes bowel leakage. The most effective way for regaining your quality...
by Polly Weston
Thu Jun 20, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Adult bowel leakage for MS
Topic: Help & Answers Please
Replies: 1
Views: 459

Re: Help & Answers Please

Hi Shane I would recommend that you seek advise from your local community NHS bladder and bowel Service to see if they can support you to strengthen the rectal pelvic floor muscle. There is a small soft, silicone device called a renew insert that fits in the rectum to create a seal and prevent bowel...
by Polly Weston
Thu Mar 28, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Accidental Bowel Leakage - Adults
Topic: Urgency
Replies: 1
Views: 968

Re: Urgency

Bladder urgency is very common and usually easily treatable. the bladder is a sensitive muscle and so 1st consider some simple lifestyle changes to reduce any stimulants which may be contributing to its sensitivity and the urgency. Try reducing caffeine and fizzy drinks, and ensuring fluid intake is...
by Polly Weston
Thu Mar 28, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Accidental Bowel Leakage - Adults
Topic: Bowel Irrigation system
Replies: 1
Views: 939

Re: Bowel Irrigation system

There is very little evidence into the cause and treatment of rope worm. Some patients find the consistency of faecal matter changes following Appendectomy and the natural balance of bacteria has altered. You might find trying to replace the "good" bacteria using a probiotic supplement hel...
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