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Can you hang on?

Bowel control is something most of us take for granted, but when you've got a stomach upset, you realise how important it is to be able to hold on until you get to the loo!! Unfortunately, not everyone is so lucky and current figures show that up to 10% of the UK population are affected by bowel leakage (faecal incontinence). Regrettably, people live with this distressing problem for years before seeking he ...

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The stages of treating constipation

I'm guessing the majority of you have self-treated constipation with over the counter remedies with varying success. Perhaps it's embarrassment or lack of awareness that prevents you making an appointment with your doctor to talk ‘bowel problems’. But please don't be put off, no-one should have to live with the discomfort, pain and bloating caused by constipation, and help is at hand. There are several stag ...

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