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Losing weight for people with bowel problems

Thinking about starting your weight loss journey? If you have bowel problems, it can seem daunting. To help, we’ve come up with some help and advice to get you started on overhauling your lifestyle. From diet tips to exercise advice, it’s good to have a plan ahead when you have issues with your bowels. It’s…

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Categories: Food and Drink, Lifestyle By: GoldCare

The benefits of walking for healthy bowels

Walking is a great form of exercise, it is good for the mind, body and soul. There is nothing more enjoyable than stepping out into the fresh air to blow away the cobwebs! Having bowel problems shouldn’t restrict you from enjoying the great outdoors and walking is an exercise you can slowly build up over…

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Categories: Lifestyle By: GoldCare

What is Low Anterior Resection Syndrome (LARS)?

For people who have had surgery that involves removing part of the rectum or lower bowel, living with the resulting change in bowel function can be quite challenging. The rectum can be removed for various reasons, often (but not always) this is as the result of cancer treatment.  Removal of the lower part of the…

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Categories: Medical By: GoldCare

Anal Skincare for People With Accidental Bowel Leakage

For people who experience accidental bowel leakage, struggle to get clean after opening their bowels or who have frequent loose bowel movements, it is not unusual for the skin around their back passage or anus to become sore from time to time. This can result in itching, bleeding or weeping from the sore broken skin…

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Categories: Care Advice By: GoldCare

Hints and Tips with Transanal (rectal) Irrigation

Transanal irrigation can take some time to get used to and it is normal to not get great results to begin with! However, with time and patience your results should improve. The following hints and tips may help you troubleshoot any problems, to help you get the best results possible from your irrigation. Pain when…

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Categories: Care Advice By: GoldCare

Anal Plugs and Inserts for People with Accidental Bowel Leakage

Accidentally leaking stool (poo) from your anus can be an embarrassing problem and is more common than you might think. One in ten adults in the UK experience this issue, although it is thought that the numbers are much greater – embarrassment stops people coming forward for help.   If you are experiencing accidental bowel…

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Categories: Care Advice By: GoldCare

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