Bowel Health is more wide spread than it is talked about for both men and women.
At both my Cleveland & North Stradbroke Island clinics I see a large number of clients that have some form of bowel health concerns at some level. Some are more common and lower level whilst others very severe.
Did you know constipation, and diarrhoea are also considered bowel health issues. Constipation and diarrhoea may be as simple as eating something that has gone off/not cooked properly or having a virus or it may be just part of something more sinister.
The following information is courtesy of Bladder & Bowel Community. For further information check out their website at www.bladderandbowel.org/bowel/bowel-problems/
If you experience any of the following symptoms, you must see your GP as soon as possible:
- bleeding from your back passage
- blood in your stools (faeces), which can make them look bright red, dark red, or black
- a change in normal bowel habits lasting three weeks or more
- unexplained weight loss and tiredness
- an unexplained pain or lump in your tummy
- Do you find it difficult to have a bowel movement or have a bowel movement less than 3 times a week and have to strain
- Excessively or do not feel completely empty? You may be constipated.
- Do you pass watery or very loose stools more than 3 times in a day? You may have diarrhoea.
- Do you have abdominal pain (in the lower left part of the abdomen) and a change in bowel habits (constipation or diarrhoea or alternating between both), with a mild fever and nausea and vomiting? These are symptoms of diverticular disease.
- If you have diarrhoea, weight loss and abdominal pain, these could be signs of Crohn’s Disease.
- Do you have bloody diarrhoea or diarrhoea containing mucus and the constant urge to go to the toilet even though nothing comes out, with or without abdominal pain? These are symptoms of Ulcerative Colitis.
- Do you leak faeces without being aware of it? This could be bowel or faecal incontinence.
At my Cleveland and North Stradbroke Island Clinics I personally have treated clients who have had…
- Total colectomy with permanent ileostomy ( had their bowel removed and now have an ileostomy bag)
- familiar adenomotous polyposis ( Gardners syndrome)
- ulcerative colitis resulting and undergoing F.M.T (faecal matter transplant)
- abdominal pain resulting from bowel issues.
Whilst we cannot undo what has been done in those severe cases, we at Bowen Relief as part of an overall treatment and recovery plan have been able to give those clients immense relief and assist in a quicker and healthier recovery to a more normal life. We have been able to assist the in reducing their immense abdominal pain, help them reduce the frequency, intensity, dosage of pain killers and anti inflammatory drugs (under doctors/specialists advice), help restore a better regularity to bowel movement along with better consistency/form of the stools, reductions in mucus in the stools etc. and improve the health of the digestive system so that the body can start absorbing nutrients etc & therefore improve energy & vitality as a result.
Please be aware that should you be coming to see me regarding such concerns, yes I believe that we would be able to get you relief and assist you to better health but experience has shown me that typically health matters take longer to get significant results and longer to get long term meaningful results. Regardless of whether or not you elect to work with me or someone else you will be well advised to commit your health to a regular maintenance plan of once every 4 -6 weeks. I myself get a treatment to help maintain my health & keep me in balance every 4 – 6 weeks too.