What Should We Know About Fecal Incontinence?

Q:
What should we know about fecal incontinence?

A:
People with fecal incontinence partially or even completely lose their ability to control bowel movements. This can affect their quality of life.

Definition:
People with fecal incontinence partially or even completely lose their ability to control bowel movements. Fecal incontinence is also called bowel incontinence.

Common causes:

  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Nerve or muscle damage

Prevention:

  • Eat high-fiber foods
  • Drink enough water
  • Exercise more
  • Reduce the chances of diarrhea

Keywords: fecal incontinence; fecal incontinence+

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