May 3rd, 2012
More than 100,000 people in the UK have MS
What is MS?
Multiple sclerosis (known as MS) is the most common disabling condition of the central nervous system that affects young adults. The central nervous system is the brain and spinal cord which, together with the nerves connecting to the rest of the body, forms the body’s information superhighway.
The symptoms experienced depend on the position and amount of damage within the central nervous system.
Symptoms can include problems with:
MS is a lifelong condition that affects three times more women than men. Once diagnosed, MS will not go away and, for most people, the symptoms are variable from day to day and unpredictable. This can make living with MS very challenging.
For patients with Faecal Incontinence, there is a new treatment now available in the UK called Secca Therapy and here at Fico Centre we arrange out-patient appointments for this minimally invasive procedure. Call Karen on 0844 561 6606 if you have any questions and have a look at our website for further information.
March 16th, 2012
Many people are often too embarrassed to seek help over losing control of their bowels, however it’s really important to seek medical advice to rule out a multitude of other conditions which may cause this.
There are over 100,000 sufferers of MS in this Country, unfortunately for some, bowel incontinence is an added burden for them. We have taken the information below from the Multiple Sclerosis website, but for any further information you should take a look here
What exactly is Faecal Incontinence?
People with faecal incontinence have difficulty controlling their bowel. As a result, they pass faeces, or stools, at the wrong time or in the wrong place. They may also pass wind without control or totally lose control and soil themselves.
What causes Faecal Incontinence ?
It can result from damage to the coordination of the bowel mechanism caused by MS or diarrhoea from overuse of laxatives. Faecal incontinence can also be a by-product of constipation with poorly formed stools overflowing around impacted stool.
How can Faecal Incontinence be treated?
The first step is to obtain a referral to a Continence Advisor via a Neurologist, GP or in some areas of the U.K. a person may seek one out and ‘self-refer’. This will lead to a bowel assessment to determine the cause of the problem, for example if it’s caused by the spilling over of liquid bowel contents due to constipation or faulty bowel mechanism due to MS.
Ficocentre offer Secca Procedure with consultant surgeons across the UK. Secca is a non surgical treatment, it takes approximately 60 minutes to perform and the patient can return home after a few hours. We are happy to have an informal chat with you first to discuss appointments and what to expect, we can be contacted on 0844 561 6606.