March 22nd, 2012

Our bowels need to be kept healthy and eating a well balanced diet is certainly not only good for our digestion, but helps keep diseases at bay such as Bowel / Colon Cancer.

Food affects the consistency of stool and how quickly it passes through the digestive system. Adjusting what is eaten and when may be helpful in management of FI and the symptoms of Bowel Control Disorder.

• Avoid gas producing foods (beans, cabbage, etc.)
• Foods high in fat and large meals can trigger symptoms
• Certain sweeteners, honey and also some fruits are poorly absorbed by the bowels
• Avoid caffeine, fried foods, spicy foods and alcohol

Bowel Control Disorder/ Faecal Incontinence is an embarrassing, distressful condition that can cause sufferers to have a lack of self esteem, makes them withdraw from society and create the onset of depression.

Fico Centre offers a treatment called Secca. It is a fast, effective, non surgical procedure and is available at one of our centres across the UK. Please call us if you would like to discuss the treatment in confidence on 0844 561 6606.

Below are some guidelines on eating healthily, we hope this is of some help.

A diet based on starchy foods such as rice and pasta; with plenty of fruit and vegetables; some protein-rich foods such as meat, fish and lentils; some milk and dairy foods; and not too much fat, salt or sugar, will give you all the nutrients you need.

When it comes to a healthy diet, balance is the key to getting it right. This means eating a wide variety of foods in the right proportions, and consuming the right amout of food and drink to achieve and maintain a healthy body weight.

Most adults in England are either overweight or obese. That means many of us are eating more than we need, and should eat less. And it’s not just food: some drinks can also be high in calories. Most adults need to eat and drink fewer calories in order to lose weight, even if they already eat a balanced diet.

All the food we eat can be divided into five groups. Try to choose a variety of different foods from the first four groups.

  • Fruit and vegetables.
  • Starchy foods, such as rice, pasta, bread and potatoes. Choose wholegrain varieties whenever you can.
  • Meat, fish, eggs and beans.
  • Milk and dairy foods.
  • Foods containing fat and sugar.


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