The impact on individuals’ quality of life of maintaining or restoring bladder and bowel continence cannot be underestimated. It is a top user priority but this is unfortunately not always reflected in healthcare and research initiatives.Read More
Topics: Science Alert, Bladder and bowel interaction, Bowel dysfunction, Bladder dysfunction
The bladder and bowel are neighbours in the body and share innervation. Shared innervation means that the nerves travel together. This may be one reason why we commonly see an overlap in symptom profiles in lower urinary tract and colonic disorders.Read More
Topics: Science Alert, Bowel dysfunction, Bladder dysfunction
Science Alert: Bowel Dysfunction – Can It Be Managed?
June 15, 2018
Bowel dysfunction is a common condition. A wide spectrum of symptoms is involved, such as chronic constipation and fecal incontinence (FI) among others. A recent study in a Dutch population showed that prevalence of FI is as high as 7.9% in the general population.Read More
Topics: Science Alert, Bowel dysfunction, Fecal incontinence