Common bowel problems can include Constipation and difficulties emptying the bowel, Faecal incontinence (bowel Incontinence), bowel urgency and diarrhoea. Other bowel conditions can include Divertucular Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Inflammatory Bowel Disease (eg Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis).
The severity of symptoms can vary from person to person.
It is thought that 10% adults may experience bowel incontinence, with 1-2 % reporting major symptoms. Constipation can affect about 20% of the population. These problems can have a major impact on quality of an individual’s life.
Having said that, it is important to know that a lot can be done to cure, treat or manage bowel problems which are often difficult to talk about. It is not an inevitable consequence of aging and there is a much wider choice of treatments, products and management options available to people.
So don’t suffer in silence, Here at Bladder and Bowel UK, we can offer advice, support and practical help.
We have a team of dedicated Specialist Nurses and knowledgeable Continence Product Information staff, who can be contacted on the National Confidential Bladder and Bowel UK help line ( 0161 607 8219) or via email at email@example.com