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As an Ostomate, Renew Inserts may be suitable for you, but it is important you discuss this with your Healthcare Professional, prior to receiving a starter pack.
For further information please contact us on 0800 542 0814 or send an enquiry below.
It is important to discuss your symptoms with a Healthcare Professional prior to receiving a starter pack
For further information please contact us on 0800 542 0814 or send an enquiry below.
As an Ostomate, Renew Inserts may be suitable for you, but it is important you discuss this with your Healthcare Professional, prior to receiving a starter pack.
For further information please contact us on 0800 542 0814 or send an enquiry below.

Constipation

Constipation is common and affects people of all ages, with studies suggesting that 20% of the population currently struggle with achieving a regular bowel movement.  You can usually treat it at home with simple changes to your diet and lifestyle.

It’s likely to be constipation if:

  • you have not had a bowel movement at least 3 times in a week
  • your bowel movements are frequently difficult to complete,
    or larger than usual
  • your bowel movements are often dry, hard or lumpy

    You may also have a stomach ache and feel bloated or nauseous.

Causes of constipation

Constipation in adults has many possible causes. Sometimes there’s no obvious reason.

The most common causes include:

  • not eating enough fibre – such as fruit, vegetables and whole grains
  • not drinking sufficient fluids
  • being less active and not taking frequent exercising
  • often ignoring the urge to go to the toilet
  • changes in your diet or daily routine
  • a side effect of medicine
  • stress, anxiety or depression
  • during pregnancy and for 6 weeks after child birth

    You may experience faecal leakage as a result of constipation – liquid stool can build up behind and then bypass the dry stool.

Seek help

If changes to diet and lifestyle do not improve symptoms of constipation and you have tried oral medication, your Health Care Professional may suggest that Aquaflush Trans Anal Irrigation could help you to achieve regular emptying of your bowel.

We recommend that you seek support from your GP or local continence advisory service, who will be able to assess your symptoms and offer options for ongoing management and treatment. For further advice, please call: 0800 542 0814.

NICE Guidance