It’s a fact of life that some of us may experience ABL or Accidental Bowel Leakage at some stage. This can be caused by any number of things and does not necessarily only affect the elderly. Of course age plays a role in such an occurrence, but illnesses such as Diabetes and Parkinson’s that affect the nervous system can cause ABL as well.
Other causes are trauma from accidents and damage to muscles from child birth. Lifestyle habits can also create an issue as well as even being too overweight. Certain foods can play havoc with your digestive system and extra weight can put pressure on the sphincter and cause it to release at inconvenient times.
Whatever the cause, ABL is embarrassing and unpleasant for the sufferer. Due to its very sensitive nature, many people who suffer from ABL never seek treatment from a doctor and suffer in silence until they get worse and harder to treat.
The good news is that ABL for the most part is treatable. A discussion with your doctor will help you nail down the cause and prevention. Eating more fibre and changes to your diet and excluding items such as coffee may help. Bowel training and Kegel exercises can be very helpful for women who experience ABL.
In more chronic cases your doctor may discuss medication to slow down bowel movements or surgery to repair or improve the strength of the sphincter. There is also an agent that can be injected to improve the anal wall thickness.
Protection in the meantime
Until you see your doctor and get control of the ABL you will need to maintain your dignity in the meantime. At BM Healthcare we stock discreet bowel incontinence products that can easily be worn but not detected.
These will provide you with peace of mind that you need to go about your daily activities without worrying if a disaster will happen. We stock the Contisure Faecal Pad that is anatomically shaped for close and comfortable wear and TENA Super Shields that are also shaped to fit your body.
TENA shields are perfect for those with light ABL; however, if your condition is more serious you will want a pad that is up to the job. The Contisure brand is your best bet, being able to absorb 870ml.
If you would like to view our products for bowel incontinence, view prices and place a discreet order, visit BM Healthcare online at http://www.bmhealthcare.com.au/catalog/Faecal-89-1.html today.