December 22nd, 2011

Faecal Incontinence is a huge burden for so many people. It not only lowers self esteem, creates anxiety and depression , but it is physically traumatic.

If you are reading this blog and are aware of a family member or friend who may have been suffering long term with Faecal Incontinence, then please direct them to our website. Of course, understandably, it may not be a subject they feel comfortable discussing, but, looking into the Secca Therapy now available, will be a positive step in the right direction.

Here at Fico Centre we understand, care and arrange the UK based out-patient treatments for you.

So make 2012 a good year and call us for further info 0844 561 6606

Wishing you all a Very Happy Christmas & Healthy New Year, from Fico Centre.


December 20th, 2011

Key bowel cancer statistics for women

Q: How many women are diagnosed with bowel cancer in the UK every year?

A: 17,894 women across the UK are diagnosed with bowel cancer each year.

Bowel cancer is the 3rd most commonly diagnosed cancer in women in the UK (17,894) – behind breast (47,693) and lung (17,960). (An excerpt from  : )

For an effective non-surgical out-patient treatment for Fecal Incontinence sufferers, please call us here at Fico Centre. The Secca Therapy NICE approved Treatment is available throughout the UK and here at Fico Centre we arrange appointments for you.



December 15th, 2011

Faecal incontinence is a bowel control disorder that can cause an involuntary anal leak of gas, stool or liquid. It can be an embarrassing condition which often goes untreated due to a lack of knowledge of available treatments by the sufferers.

Fecal incontinence is however readily treatable and here at Ficocentre we offer fast and effective outpatient procedures for patients who suffer from Faecal Incontinence.

Call Karen on 0844 561 6606 to chat about SECCA or FI


December 14th, 2011

Type 2 diabetes occurs when not enough insulin is produced by the body for it to function properly, or when the body’s cells do not react to insulin. It is far more common than type 1 diabetes, and around 90% of all adults in the UK with diabetes have type 2 diabetes.


If you have type 2 diabetes, you can usually control your symptoms by simply eating a healthy diet and monitoring your blood glucose level. However, as type 2 diabetes is a progressive condition, you may eventually need to take insulin medication.


Type 2 diabetes is often associated with obesity. Obesity-related diabetes is sometimes referred to as maturity-onset diabetes because it is more common in older people.


Diabetics often suffer from Faecal Incontinence and here at Fico Centre we will point you in the right direction for Secca Therapy, a new, NICE approved out–patient treatment. Call us now or look at our website for further information here.


December 13th, 2011

How does Diabetes Occur?

Normally, the amount of sugar in the blood is controlled by a hormone called insulin. Insulin is produced by the pancreas, a gland located behind the stomach. When food is digested and enters the bloodstream, insulin helps move any glucose out of the blood and into cells, where it is broken down to produce energy. In people with diabetes, the body is unable to break down glucose into energy. This is because there is either not enough insulin to move the glucose, or because the insulin that is there does not work properly. There are two types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2.

Alongside many other diseases, Fecal Incontinence is triggered by Diabetes and Type 2 diabetes is often caused by Obesity.

The new Secca Therapy Treatment, now available in the UK, is an out-patient treatment for long term sufferers of Fecal Incontinence. Here at Fico Centre we arrange these appointments for you. Please call us for further information on 0844 561 6606.


December 12th, 2011

Diabetes is a long-term (chronic) condition caused by too much glucose, a type of sugar, in the blood. It is also sometimes known as diabetes mellitus. Diabetes affects 2.8 million people in the UK. It is thought that a further one million people have the condition but are not aware of it.

Often, diabetics suffer from Faecal Incontinence and suffer the low self esteem that comes with this problem of Bowel Control Disorder, stool leakage and weak anal sphincter muscles.

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 here for further information.


December 9th, 2011

Eat small meals more frequently.

Large meals can cause bowel contractions that lead to loose stools. You can still eat the same amount of food in a day, but spacing it out by eating several small meals is a good idea.

Eat and drink at different times.

Liquid helps move food through the digestive system and if you want to slow things down, drinking something half an hour before or after meals (not with meals) is better.


Secca Therapy is a new and innovative solution to FI. A minimaly invasive, NICE approved treatment.

Here at FICO Centre we arrange your appointments with surgeons across the UK.

Call Karen on 0845 0844 561 6606 and visit our website here for further details.


December 8th, 2011

You can adjust what and how you eat to help manage fecal incontinence.

1. Keep a food diary and make a list of what you eat, how much you eat, and when you have FI. You may start to see a pattern involving certain foods and the incontinence. Hopefully you will be able to  identify the foods that seem to cause the Fecal Incontinence problems – try to cut back on them and see whether your condition improves.

Foods and drinks that typically cause diarrhoea, and so should probably be avoided, include :

Drinks and foods containing caffeine

Cured meat such as sausage, ham, or turkey

Spicy foods

Alcoholic beverages

Dairy products such as milk, cheese, or ice cream

Fruits such as apples, peaches, or pears

Fatty and greasy foods

Sweeteners, such as sorbitol, xylitol, mannitol, and fructose, which are found in diet drinks, sugarless gum and chocolate and  fruit juices.

Why not consider a FICO Secca Therapy Treatment… we arrange appointments for these day-case procedures. Call Karen on 0844 561 6606 today.





December 6th, 2011

Food affects the consistency of a stool and how quickly it passes through the digestive system. If the stools loose and watery, you may find that eating high-fibre foods adds bulk and makes stool easier to control.

If the stools are well-formed, you may find that high-fibre foods act as a laxative and contribute to the problem.

Foods and drinks that may enhance the problem are those containing caffeine like coffee, tea or chocolate which relaxes the internal anal sphincter muscles.

Here at Fico Centre we arrange out patient appointments for patients who have tried the above and are still suffering from long term FI. Secca Therapy is a new minimally invasive treatment and is available at locations throughout the UK.

Call Karen on 0844 561 6606 and visit our website here for further details.


December 5th, 2011

Fecal Incontinence Facts from found Clinic Studies …. In a survey of 21,824 eligible mothers, 8,774 (40 %) responded to the survey and 2,569 (29 %) reported FI since delivery. Forty-six per cent of this subset reported incontinence of stool, the onset beginning after delivery of their first child. In another cohort of 457 women, more than one in four women reported developing persistent FI within six months of childbirth.

If you have experienced Fecal Incontinence since the birth of your child then call us to discuss a New Solution – Secca Therapy 0844 561 6606 Visit : click