Fecal incontinence is the release of someone's rectal contents against their wishes. Incontinence is the most common cause for institutionalizing an elderly person. It ranks above incompetence. It is a nearly insurmountable obstacle in keeping a child in a public school.
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People with faecal incontinence or leakage of faeces can be helped by undertaking special exercises to strengthen the sphincter muscles. With regular practice, the exercises could help to build up your muscles. Check with your health professional to see if these exercises will help you. There are specific exercises that focus on the anal sphincter muscle. These exercises can help to improve bowel control. These involve contracting and releasing the anal sphincter muscle.
Exercises to strengthen and tighten your anal sphincter may help treat bowel incontinence fecal incontinence or reduce your chance of leaking stool or gas in the future. And not unlike these other muscles, the muscles that control your bowel can be strengthened through exercise. While the internal anal sphincter is not under conscious control, the pelvic floor muscles that form an external band of muscle around the anus are readily strengthened through relatively simple exercises. Bowel control problems are surprisingly common, reportedly affecting 18 million people in the United States alone and it's thought that the true incidence is even higher. Sadly, too few people realize that often times simple measures may improve not only their social life and sex life but the quality of life in general.
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