Bowel Care

Year: 2016
Many long term neurodegenerative conditions, such as Machado-Joseph disease (MJD) develop neurogenic bowel dysfunction resulting from the loss of normal sensory and/or motor control. This can result in faecal incontinence, and constipation and may encompass both the upper and lower gastrointestinal (GI) tract (Poggio, 2016). This medical protocol outlines the symptoms of bowel dysfunction and their prevalence, assessment and treatment.