Improving Your Bowel Function

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Bowel problems can occur at any age and the type of problem you have may influence the treatment you are offered. This leaflet outlines some conservative (non-surgical) treatments you may be offered and some changes you may be able to make yourself to help your symptoms.

The process of digesting food we eat starts in the mouth where the food is chewed properly before arriving in the stomach. The food is further broken down in the stomach and then passes through the small intestine where nutrients are absorbed, before moving on to the large intestine. As food passes around the large intestine, it absorbs fluid to become a formed motion. The formed motion is stored in the lower part of the large intestine called the rectum until it is passed out of the body.

Physiotherapy management is a “package” of care and may include biofeedback if appropriate. You will be given support and information including education explaining how normal bowel function works and the common causes of bowel problems such as faecal incontinence and constipation. Pictures, models and other visual aids may be used to help you improve your understanding of your symptoms. Start by using your pelvic fl oor muscles and try to hold on for an extra few seconds the next time you need to empty your bowels. Try to see if this can allow you to then walk calmly to the toilet and not feel rushed. Gradually try to increase how long you can hold on and thereby regain greater control of the back passage muscles.

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