As this month is Bowel Cancer Awareness Month we thought we would focus on bowel & faecal incontinence products and the importance of getting screened for bowel cancer so that it can be treated and managed/cured quickly.
Bowel cancer is the second biggest cancer killer however it shouldn’t be as it is treatable and curable especially if diagnosed early. Nearly everyone diagnosed at the earliest stage will survive bowel cancer but this drops significantly as the disease develops.
Symptoms of bowel cancer are:
- Bleeding from your bottom and/or blood in your poo
- A persistent and unexplained change in your bowel habit
- Unexplained weight loss
- Extreme tiredness for no obvious reason
- A pain or lump in your tummy
Most people with some of these symptoms don’t have bowel cancer but if you are concerned then it is worth visiting your GP to have a simple bowel cancer test.
Bowel incontinence is the inability to control bowel movements – and the experience can vary from person to person. Sometime this manifests itself as urgency and some people experience no sensation. Some people experience incontinence on a daily basis, whereas for others it only happens from time to time.
It’s thought 1 in 10 people will be affected by it at some point in their life. It can affect people of any age, although it’s more common in elderly people. It’s also more common in women than men.
If you suffer from bowel incontinence or bowel cancer then don’t worry as help is at hand; visit our Incontinence UK website for our wide range of discreet incontinence products designed to make life easier. We stock all the leading incontinence brands from TENA and Lille and have a wide range of incontinence pads, incontinence pants, incontinence bedding and accessories available.
Best-selling products suitable for bowel and faecal incontinence include:
- Lille Supreme Fit All In One Incontinence Briefs/Nappies
- TENA Pants Maxi Pull Up Incontinence Pants
- SoffisofShaped Incontinence Pads
- TENA Fix Stretch Incontinence Pants
- Age UK Maxi Absorb Large Shaped Pads
- Eva Dry Waterproof Mattress Protectors
Alternatively if you would like some advice on the best type of products to use them please call our confidential helpline on 0800 068 3625.
Incontinence UK Team