COMFORTABLE - CONVIENIENT-TREATMENT
For Faecal Incontinence
80% of patients showed an improvement in their condition
ONE OF THE MORE COMMON CAUSES OF FAECAL INCONTINENCE IS AN INJURY DURING CHILDBIRTH.
Causing discomfort, hygiene issues and stress, sufferers find that it can happen at any time and any place. The usual cause of this condition is a dysfunction of the anal sphincter. In non-medical terms, a seal which opens and closes to allow you to discharge waste.
If you suffer from faecal incontinence your first step should be to visit your local GP who will explain the key causes and discuss with you simple treatments to reduce the symptoms, including dietary changes, pelvic floor exercises and may prescribe medication. Around one in five women will get significant benefit from this, but many continue to suffer.
WHAT ARE THE LATEST TREATMENTS FOR FAECAL INCONTINENCE?
The TESLA Chair send signals that stimulate rhythmic contractions to strengthen the pelvic floor and anal sphincter allowing you to regain control of your bowel movements. Many women are recommended pelvic floor or Kegel exercises and can do four or five a minute of differing quality.
The TESLA Chair goes much deeper into the pelvis and can undertake up to 28,500 pain free exercises in the space of 30-minutes, significantly strengthening the pelvic floor and substantially reducing faecal incontinence.
More Medical Information
One of the more common causes of Faecal Incontinence is injury during childbirth. Anal muscles can tear during childbirth or damage the nerves that help the anal muscles expand and contract. Some of these injuries may be recognised at birth, but others may not become obvious at the time and will manifest themselves later on in life.
Some women experience a loss of strength in their anal muscles as they age, so it can become a problem later in life. Anal operations or injuries around the anal muscles can also lead to loss of bowel control.
Loose stools or diarrhoea may be associated with a loss of bowel control or a sense of urgency due to the frequent passage of stools. If associated with bleeding, there may be an inflammation of the colon (colitis), a rectal mass (growth), or rectal prolapse. This requires rapid evaluation by a doctor.
If you suffer from faecal incontinence your first step should be to visit your local GP who will explain the key causes of faecal incontinence. They will discuss the simple treatments to reduce the symptoms, including dietary changes, Pelvic floor exercises and may prescribe medication. Around 1 in 5 women will get significant benefit from this, but prior to the state-of-the art Pelvic Chair, many still continued to suffer.
The key causes of faecal incontinence include:
- Damage to sphincter muscles or the nerves that control these muscles
- Decreased muscle strength
- Excessive forceful bowel contractions
- Changes in bowel sensation
All these symptoms or a combination can lead to Faecal Incontinence.
Who Is At Risk Of Faecal Incontinence?
Some groups of people are much more likely to have faecal incontinence than others and may be referred by their GP’s to specialists. Other than mothers, these may include:
- People of any age who have had an injury.
- An infection of the Sphincter, usually due to a tear (hidden or apparent) in the sphincter muscles. This can affect incontinence immediately or later in life.
- People with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (colitis) or Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) (which fluctuates between diarrhoea and constipation with abdominal pain due to the fact that their bowels are very active and they squeeze their bowels strongly.
- People who have had surgery on their colon (part of the intestines) or anus.
- People who have received radiotherapy to their pelvic area.
- People with a prolapses rectum or pelvic organs (slippage of the organ from its normal position).
- People with a nervous system or spinal cord injury or disease, e.g. Multiple sclerosis (MS).
- People with learning disabilities or memory problems.
- Older people.
- People with urinary incontinence.