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Sacral Neuromodulation and how it can alleviate bowel incontinencesponsored by Medtronic Ltd.
Bowel incontinence is defined as the inability to control bowel movements. It can cause feelings of embarrassment and can be debilitating meaning many will suffer in silence. Bowel control problems can have a major impact on your life, both physically and psychologically. Those living with bowel incontinence may experience feelings of depression, low self-esteem and a lack of confidence, which in turn can affect your working life as well as your personal relationships. Learn more here.
Medical grade Manuka honey: A kinder option for stoma caresponsored by Clinimed Ltd.
A ‘stoma’ is an opening on the surface of the abdomen which has been surgically created to divert the flow of faeces (colostomy or ileostomy) or urine (urostomy) into an outer ‘pouch’ worn on the abdomen. People of all ages can require stoma surgery, most commonly as a result of a range of illnesses including cancer, diverticulitis and Crohn’s disease or following a trauma to the abdomen. Find out more here...
The Gut: Human Microbiome ExplainedWritten by Dr. Chad Larson
The microbiome of the human gastrointestinal (GI) tract can best be described as a bacterial ecosystem. While there are a variety of ecosystems in the human body with their own microbiomes, the GI tract houses the highest bacterial cell densities of them all.
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