Fecal incontinence is the involuntary loss of fecal material through the anus. Both continence and defecation are very complex functions, involving multiple muscles and nerves to work together in a very sophisticated way.
It is estimated that at least 18 million Americans suffer from this problem and it is not surprising that they do not want to talk about it with anybody, not even with their physicians which they might see often and regularly for other health problems. On the other hand, physicians don’t usually ask about this issue either, unless they are specialists. That is why it is thought that the real magnitude of this condition is largely under-estimated.
Diseases such as colitis, which cause inflammation in the rectum, may contribute to anal control problems. Treating these diseases also may eliminate or improve the Bowel incontinence in West Palm Beach. Additionally, a change in prescribed medications may help.
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