An open dialogue about coexisting symptoms is an essential for building a foundation for better clinical outcomes and increased quality of life.Read More
Topics: Bladder and bowel interaction
The benefits of patient centered care cannot be overestimated. A holistic approach reveals avenues for care that might otherwise be left neglected – opportunities missed to enhance the wellbeing of the patient. But what would a working model look like when it concerns patients with neurogenic bladder and bowel?
Combined bladder and bowel dysfunction can be a very debilitating condition with a strong impact on quality of life. Self-esteem, social activities and intimacy are all affected in a negative way.Read More
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
The bladder and bowel share the pelvic floor and, in spite of known (and unknown) synergies, limited research has been undertaken on this topic. There are, for example, few studies exploring the impact of bladder and bowel dysfunction on social activities and quality of life.Read More