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Advice and Exercises for People with Bowel Evacuation Disorders

Everyone expects going to the toilet to open their bowels and have a poo, to be a simple and easy body function that doesn’t take much thought or effort. However, if you have a bowel evacuation disorder, going to the toilet can be a much more difficult (and often daunting) process. However, don’t be dismayed,…

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Categories: Care Advice By: GoldCare

Anal Sphincter Exercises for People with Accidental Bowel Leakage

The back passage (anus) has two rings of muscle around it, a bit like a donut! The inner ring is the internal anal sphincter and is an involuntary muscle over which we have no conscious control. This should be closed at all times except when we are trying to open our bowels (have a poo)…

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Managing Constipation

Many people are under the impression that they need to open their bowels (have a poo) every day, however a ‘normal’ bowel pattern can be anything from three times a day to three times a week and it is only when this changes or becomes a problem you should seek help. Constipation is a common…

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Managing Diarrhoea

Diarrhoea - loose, watery and often frequent bowel motions, can be a really troublesome problem and for some people, their underlying bowel condition means that it will be an issue that is unlikely to resolve completely. It is caused when the bowel pushes the stool (poo) too quickly through the system, before water has had…

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Transanal/Rectal Irrigation and Travelling Abroad

Travelling abroad by plane, train, coach or boat is usually an exciting experience as there is often a wonderful holiday destination at the end! For others travelling may be essential to visit relatives, family or it may even be work related. Whatever the reason for your journey, it will inevitably raise concerns for most irrigators,…

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Categories: Travel By: GoldCare

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS as it is often called is a chronic (long term) disorder that affects the digestive system and can sometimes come and go. It is described as abdominal pain, cramping or discomfort that may be associated with opening your bowels and/or accompanied by a change in bowel habit. People with IBS…

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