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If you suffer from faecal incontinence then you are probably scared to death to leave the house due to the fear of a public embarrassment.  It doesn’t have to be that way as there are several practical things you can do to manage the condition including the wearing of faecal incontinence pads.

But your first stop should be a visit to your doctor to determine the underlying cause of your condition.  It may be as simple as an allergy that you have developed for certain foods as you age.  If this is the case, a change in diet can often reverse the condition.  Exercise, specifically exercise of the pelvic floor muscles will also help you to better control your bowel movements.  Surprisingly, your mental condition can also affect faecal incontinence.  A person’s state of mind, particularly if they are distressed, can exacerbate the condition.

Once you and your doctor have decided on a strategy to treat the condition, there are some things you can do to make moving about in public more comfortable.  Wearing faecal incontinence pads will provide a measure of protection in that they are designed to capture both liquids and solids.  In addition they can assist in controlling any odor.

When you do go out, make sure you know the locations of all the restrooms in the areas that you will be visiting so you can set your mind at ease knowing where to go for relief.  Lastly carry a small backpack with a change of clothes and a zip lock bag for soiled clothes.  This may seem cumbersome but it can be a life saver as well.

Faecal incontinence pads are just one of the products available for this condition.  Do a little research and you will be surprised at the number of options open to you.

 

 


About the Author:
Dryforlife.co.uk has been providing discreet information about faecal incontinence pads and other incontinence products for over 40 years.  For a complete list of available options visit http://incontinencehelp.dryforlife.co.uk/faecal-incontinence-pads-can-help-life-continue-as-usual/2010/03/26/
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