I no longer suffer bloating, wind or feel poisoned by full bowels
Julian was diagnosed with MS at the age of 27, where at the time he was a research worker. Although occasionally his MS was and could be a burden, it is in the last 10 years that his MS has progressed rapidly where he now uses a wheelchair and has poor dexterity. This led to his retirement, although he is constantly keeping himself busy and has plenty to keep himself occupied. With the rapid progression of his MS came a world of bowel dysfunction, namely faecal incontinence.
“Over the last few years, I have suffered from dreadful constipation, and used to self-medicate with laxatives. When this stopped being successful, I brought suppositories into the mix and then I would be able to pass a bowel movement almost instantly. I would become irritable and felt poisoned by the contents of my bowel.
My GP general practitioner referred me to a specialist, and I started taking prescription laxatives and Lactulose but I suffered hugely embarrassing flatulence on a daily basis. Additionally, I would still often have to take additional laxatives and use suppositories.
The specialist recommended Movicol as well and to see a physiotherapist who, in addition to teaching me pelvic floor exercises, suggested I try Qufora IrriSedo Klick.
I will admit that it took a little getting used to and I continued in the belief that my quick fixes worked. However, I become concerned by the violent effects laxatives and suppositories were having on my body, and hated the embarrassing flatulence caused by the Lactulose.
Now, some 3 months on, I use it every day and miss it if I don’t. The first thing I now do every morning upon waking is to start running the hot tap in the bathroom, I then make a cup of tea, and settle down on the loo with my tea and a book. Job done (if you’ll excuse the pun!).
I realised that if I can get up early to go to the gym, I just needed to get up a little bit earlier to get my bowels sorted for the day. It really is a habit worth getting in to, and I know that my bowel function is slowly improving. I no longer suffer bloating, wind or feel poisoned by full bowels.”
How to treat bowel dysfunction?
The process of managing faecal incontinence or constipation is called “bowel management”.
Understanding bowel irrigation
Bowel irrigation simply involves instilling warm tap water into the rectum via the anus to help emptying the colon.
Qufora IrriSedo Flow
Qufora IrriSedo Flow is our newest bowel irrigation system with simple and easy handling and a cone.
Tips & Tricks
Here you will find information on how to maintain a good routine, as well as troubleshooting any problems you may experience.