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Four out of ten patients are never asked

Walking difficulties, vision problems and fatigue are well-known symptoms in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). Bladder and bowel dysfunction are less known – or at least less discussed and addressed.
Bladder and Bowel MS stats

A combined treatment approach

Therapies that relieve one condition often ease the other at the same time. 2, 3, 4 For example, the number of UTIs and urinary incontinence episodes may decrease significantly with the addition of a bowel management program for people with bladder dysfunction.2, 5

A combined treatment approach will increase the chances of a better clinical outcome. Therapies that help people regain control of their bladder and bowel will significantly improve their quality of life.

CTA _ Bladder and Bowel Interactions  - MS in Focus

 

Bladder Management and Multiple Sclerosis

How Multiple Sclerosis affects the Urinary Tract

Urinary Tract Infection and Multiple Sclerosis

Neurogenic bowel in Multiple Sclerosis

Bowel dysfunction and Multiple Sclerosis

Bowel Management 1 - Conservative methods

Bowel Management 2 - Inserts and TAI

2. Radojicic et al. BJU Int. 2018. doi: 10.1111/bju.14414
3. Chen and Liao. Spinal Cord. 2015;53:204-208.
4. Rasmussen et al. Ugeskr. Laeger. 2011;173(39):2412-2415.
5. Radojicic et al. Pediatr. Urol. 2018. doi: 10.1016/j.jpurol.2018.05.025