When most people hear the word “spina bifida”, they think of a birth defect that results in a disability. However, spina bifida is so much more than that. This month, let’s take a closer look at this condition and learn about all the ways it can affect someone’s life. We’ll also explore some of the treatments available and the amazing progress researchers are making in finding a cure. So join us as we journey into the world of spina bifida!
Spinal cord injury
Have you ever seen someone in a wheelchair and wondered what happened to them? Perhaps you’ve even asked them, but they always seem to be in a hurry. In this post I’ll be telling you the story of my friend who was paralyzed from the waist down in a car accident. It’s an interesting tale, and one that I’m sure will leave you with plenty more questions than answers. But that’s okay, because I plan on addressing all of those questions (and more) in future blog posts. So stay tuned!
When most people think about impacted stool, they imagine a lump of hard feces that is difficult to pass. However, impacted stool can also refer to stool that is not easy to evacuate due to its width. This condition can be caused by many things, including constipation, diarrhea, and Crohn’s disease. If you are experiencing difficulty evacuating your bowels, it is important to see a doctor to determine the cause and get treatment if necessary. Impacted stool can lead to all sorts of problems, including hemorrhoids and fecal incontinence, so it is important to take steps to prevent it from happening. There are many things you can do to reduce your risk of developing impacted stool,including eating high-fiber foods, drinking plenty of water, and exercising regularly. Talk with your doctor if you have any questions or concerns about impacted stool.
One day, out of the blue, you experience some abdominal pain. You go to the doctor and find out that you have an impacted colon – a condition in which feces accumulate in your large intestine. While the cause is typically unknown, there are a few things that can put you at risk for this condition, including age, diet, and lack of exercise. If left untreated, impacted colon can lead to serious health problems. Fortunately, many cases can be treated with lifestyle changes and medications. So if you think you may have an impacted colon, don’t hesitate to see your doctor. Early diagnosis and treatment are key!
Have you ever experienced the ‘butterflies’ in your stomach before a big presentation or public speaking engagement? That’s your sympathetic nervous system kicking in – getting you ready to take on whatever challenge is ahead. But what if that feeling never went away, and was always present? For people with Neurogenic Bowel Treatment syndrome (NBS), that’s reality. They constantly feel the stress and anxiety of needing to use the bathroom, no matter where they are or what they’re doing. NBS can cause debilitating abdominal pain, constipation, and gas/bloating. If you’re one of the millions affected by NBS, this blog post is for you. I’ll share some tips on how to manage your symptoms and live a normal life despite your condition. Hang in there – you’re not alone!