Bowel Issues

Year: 2021
Neurogenic bowel dysfunction (NBD) is a common feature of Machado Joseph Disease (MJD) and results in faecal incontinence, constipation or both. There are locally documented deaths of MJD clients from bowel obstructions. This Help Sheet provides general information about bowel issues that may be encountered by people living with MJD. Clients should be assessed and supported according to individual need.