TAI helps prevent constipation and incontinence, and also restores predictable bowel function. The therapy puts patients back in control of their bowel movements and enables users to make plans and live a spontaneous life. If you are new to this therapy area, please contact your GP, healthcare professional or Bladder & Bowel clinic to discuss whether TAI is the right option for you.
The Navina™ Systems range of Transanal Irrigation solutions (TAI) from Wellspect Healthcare is now available on prescription.
Constipation is characterized by infrequent and irregular bowel movements, resulting in hard, dry stools, which are difficult to pass. It is common in neurogenic bowel dysfunction, reported by around 50% of individuals with Spinal Cord Injury (SCI), Multiple Sclerosis (MS), or Parkinson's disease.*
Constipation is attributed to a slowing in bowel transit due to interruption of nerve pathways compounded by disability-associated changes in mobility, fatigue, use of multiple medications and inadequate diet.
* Emmanuel A. Spinal Cord 2010; 48(9), 664-73; 63(2):104-8; Cameron AP et al. J Urology. 2015; 194, 1336-41
Faecal incontinence is defined as “the involuntary loss of flatus, liquid or solid stool that is a social or hygienic problem” by the International Consultation on Incontinence. It is a deeply distressing disease, affecting almost 10% of the general adult population, but far more common among individuals with central neurological conditions like spina bifida or spinal cord injury.*
Contamination from stool may lead to an increase in urinary tract infections and cause damage to skin either directly or due to wearing pads. Due to its social unacceptability, the quality of life for the affected individual is dramatically decreased.**
* Emmanuel A. Spinal Cord 2010; 48(9), 664-73; Cameron AP et al. J Urology. 2015; 194, 1336-41 ** Emmanuel A. Spinal Cord 2010; 48(9), 664-73