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The Effective Management of Opioid-Induced Constipation

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Adapted from ‘The cost of opioid-induced constipation’ (Kim Thomas, 2022). Edited by Emma Cooper, Editor of Pf Magazine. This blog post examines the causes and diagnosis of opioid-induced constipation (OIC) and addresses effective routes to management for an improved quality of life. Opioids are extremely effective painkillers that work by binding to receptors in the […]

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Why squatting for toileting function is good for health

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In this guest blog, the Clinical Director behind the innovative GottaGo toilet seat, Dr Laura Finney PhD, looks into the health benefits of squatting and toileting health. This post is promoted content by Firefly GottaGo, on behalf of Leckey. We are all familiar with the squat posture being a great lower body exercise to target […]

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The Impact of Diet on Constipation in Children

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Bladder & Bowel UK’s Children’s Specialist Nurse, Davina Richardson, talks about the importance of diet on constipation in children. What we eat can affect our health. Diet is particularly important in the early years of life because childhood is the time of rapid growth and development and lots of activity.  It is also a time […]

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The Bowel Interest Group Reveals New Data on The Cost of Constipation

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Cost of constipation still rising in most English regions, reveals new report from the independent Bowel Interest Group. Newly released data from the Bowel Interest Group – published in the 2020 edition of its Cost of Constipation report – has revealed that the cost of avoidable emergency admissions to hospital because of constipation is rising […]

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Children’s Bladder and Bowel Issues: Some Fables and Facts

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This blog was written by Davina Richardson, Children’s Specialist Nurse at Bladder & Bowel UK (BBUK). 1. FABLE: Your child will tell you when they are ready to toilet train FACT: Some children will become increasingly aware of when they are doing a wee or a poo. At some point between the ages of two […]

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New Report Reveals the Cost of Constipation

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Though most of us have experienced constipation at some point of our lives, it remains an issue that many are unwilling to discuss. To raise awareness about the scale of the impact of constipation on both patients and the Health Service, the Bowel Interest Group published its Cost of Constipation report this Summer, presenting eye-opening […]

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