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Self-managing bowel dysfunction

Video of a woman explaining how she manages her neurogenic bowel dysfunction.

Diet can be important when self-managing bowel dysfunction.

‘Anne’ has neurogenic bowel dysfunction as well as neurogenic bladder dysfunction.

Watch her explaining what she does to manage her bowel dysfunction which is caused by multiple sclerosis.

Your task

Refer to the table of different laxatives and decide what type of laxative you might recommend to help ‘Anne’ if she was no longer able to self-manage her bowel using diet.

From the video, what does she tell you about her bowel functioning that would help you to decide the type of laxative that might best help her?

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Understanding Continence Promotion: Effective Management of Bladder and Bowel Dysfunction in Adults

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