Can Faecal Incontinence Be Cured?

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Can Faecal Incontinence Be Cured? How the Lipo Sculpt Cambridgeshire EMSella Chair Can Help.

For many people, faecal incontinence is humiliating, but it is a rare condition that can occur when you have the stomach flu with diarrhoea or as a result of last night’s dinner party. Occasionally, however, the unexpected loss of excrement becomes a persistent problem that is difficult to conceal and equally awkward to discuss.

What is the definition of faecal incontinence?

Faecal incontinence, also known as bowel incontinence, is the inability to control your bowels and hold your stool (faeces) until you approach the toilet. You may experience stool leakage when you pass flatulence or exert yourself physically. It can range from a small volume of stool to a complete bowel movement.

You may experience:

Urge incontinence occurs when you sense the need to defecate, but the stool seems to arrive so quickly that you cannot make it to the toilet in time.

Passive incontinence occurs when stool is passed without the sensation that normally precedes a bowel movement.

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Why does faecal incontinence occur Cambridgeshire?

Faecal incontinence is significantly more prevalent among middle-aged and elderly females than males.

Additional conditions linked to faecal incontinence include:

Diarrhoea or watery stools, which are much more difficult to retain than firm stool and are caused by a variety of bowel disorders, such as irritable bowel syndrome or inflammatory bowel disease such as Crohn’s, are considerably more difficult to control.

Diabetes, multiple sclerosis, and other medical conditions can cause nerve damage that affects the nerves that control your anal sphincter, which opens to allow a bowel movement and closes to retain faeces.

Chronic constipation, which can result in muscle or nerve injury and faecal incontinence.

Another factor frequently associated with faecal incontinence is pelvic organ prolapse, particularly rectocele. This occurs when the tissue or wall separating the rectum from the vagina becomes weakened, causing the rectum to protrude into the vagina.

The risk of developing a rectocele and resultant faecal incontinence is increased by excessive weight, chronic cough, and chronic constipation or straining with bowel movements.

If muscles or nerves are compromised during childbirth, vaginal childbirth can also lead to faecal incontinence.

Emsella Chair at Lipo sculpt Cambridgeshire

EMSella is a non-invasive chair-based therapy that uses high-intensity focused electromagnetic (HIFEM) technology to stimulate the pelvic floor muscles. While EMSella is primarily known for its benefits in treating urinary incontinence, there is limited evidence regarding its specific benefits for fecal incontinence. However, it is worth noting that strengthening the pelvic floor muscles can have positive effects on both urinary and fecal incontinence. Here are some potential benefits of EMSella for fecal incontinence:

  1. Pelvic floor muscle strengthening: EMSella delivers focused electromagnetic energy to the pelvic floor muscles, causing involuntary contractions. These contractions help to strengthen the muscles, which play a crucial role in maintaining bowel control. Strengthening the pelvic floor can potentially improve muscle tone and control, reducing episodes of fecal incontinence.
  2. Increased muscle coordination: EMSella therapy may enhance the coordination between the pelvic floor muscles and the anal sphincter, which is responsible for maintaining continence. Improved coordination can lead to better control over bowel movements and a reduction in fecal incontinence episodes.
  3. Enhanced rectal sensitivity: Some studies suggest that EMSella can improve rectal sensitivity, which refers to the ability to detect and differentiate rectal sensations. By improving rectal sensitivity, individuals with fecal incontinence may be able to better perceive the urge to defecate and respond appropriately, thereby reducing accidents.
  4. Non-invasiveness and convenience: EMSella therapy is non-invasive and can be performed while the patient is fully clothed, seated comfortably on a chair. It does not require anesthesia, surgery, or downtime. This convenience makes it a potentially attractive option for individuals seeking non-surgical treatments for fecal incontinence.

However, it’s important to note that while there may be theoretical benefits of EMSella Cambridgeshire for fecal incontinence, research on its specific effectiveness for this condition is still limited. It is recommended to consult with a healthcare professional who specializes in pelvic floor disorders to determine the most appropriate treatment options for your specific situation. They can provide a comprehensive evaluation and guide you through the available treatment options based on the severity and underlying causes of your faecal incontinence.

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