View our Product Catalog to find products you can try for free.
A spinal cord injury may impact your bowel function. Here’s what you need to know to help avoid accidents and issues. Learn the fundamentals here.
After spinal cord injury, your bowels may function differently. However, if you stick to the guidelines and programmes provided by your healthcare team, you’ll avoid bowel accidents. With proper care and attention, bowel issues don’t have to surface after a spinal cord injury.
5 tips for maintaining healthy bowels
During rehabilitation you will be taught how to manage a bowel programme. Your rehabilitation will involve proper diet, exercise, medication and regularly scheduled bowel care. Your bowel care routine will help ensure you get regular fluid and fibre intake, and make any necessary changes in your diet. Every bowel care programme is unique, and may also include medications and other forms of treatment. The goal of your bowel care programme is to maintain health by having regular bowel movements and avoiding accidents. If you are experiencing bowel difficulties consult your healthcare professional – you may need to change your routine.
Consider these fundamental tips to stay on track with your programme.
Your nervous system is complex, but some fundamental knowledge can give you deeper insight into your injury. Explore the basics and learn more about spinal cord injuries.Read More
Kris has been experiencing urinary tract infections (UTIs) since his spinal cord injury in 2017. He started performing intermittent self-catheterisation (ISC) following his injury, but wishes he'd bee...Read More
After experiencing a spinal cord injury (SCI), how you view yourself may change. The good news is that the recovery period can be a time for positive introspection and reinvention. Read about how Anit...Read More
Prior to use, be sure to read the Instructions for Use for information regarding Intended Use, Contraindications, Warnings, Precautions, and Instructions.
The information provided herein is not medical advice and is not intended to substitute for the advice of your personal physician or other healthcare provider. This information should not be used to seek help in a medical emergency. If you experience a medical emergency, seek medical treatment in person immediately.