Problems with passing stool, either as a result of incontinence or constipation, can severely affect health and quality of life. An effective solution to these problems is bowel irrigation.
Constipation, faecal incontinence and sometimes a combination of both, is referred to as a bowel dysfunction or bowel disorder.
Bowel disorders take a big emotional toll on those struggling to maintain their confidence, dignity and desire to lead fulfilling lives.
Bowel irrigation, also called transanal irrigation or rectal irrigation, can be an effective solution to people living with bowel problems.
The process of irrigation is very simple. It involves water being instilled into the rectum via the anus to help you have a bowel movement.
See how bowel irrigation for bowel management works
Watch the video to learn about how the bowel irrigation procedure works
Julian was diagnosed with MS at the age of 27. With the rapid progression of his MS came bowel dysfunction, specifically faecal incontinence.
For the past few months, Julian has been using bowel irrigation. Because of his new found confidence, Julian no longer feels trapped in his flat.