Fecal Incontinence

Inability to control bowel movements, causing stool (feces) to leak unexpectedly from the rectum is known as fecal incontinence. It is also known as bowel incontinence.Fecal incontinence is a most embarrassing and debilitating disorder.Nowadays it is commonly affected in near about 27% of the population.It generally occurs in old age.

The main Complaints of Fecal Incontinence is an involuntary discharge of stool and gases.This involves numerous anatomic and physiologic factors. These include sphincter function, anorectal sensation, colonic transit, stool consistency, and neurologic as well as cognitive elements. Disruption of any number of the above can predispose a patient to incontinence.

Causes:-

Injury to spincte

nerve injury,

surgical trauma,

neuropathy,

long time constipation or diarrhea,

rectal prolapse,

ulcerative colitis

Age factor

muscle or tissue atrophy

Symptoms:-

The patient may be unable to resist the urge to defecate

people are not aware of the need to pass stool.

Diarrhea

Constipation

Gas and bloating

Treatment:-

Diet and exercise : -

Avoid Vatakarhar like dry food items and bakery products

Avoid fermented food items and bakery products

Avouid milk products also

Eat a fresh and hot meal

Eat light food like daliya and soaji

Avoid heavy, oily and spicy food

Drink plenty of water if there is constipation

A regular walk is recommended

Do muladhar bandh exercise

Asan like pavanmuktasana,naukasanasa ,vajrasans is beneficial for this

Medicines like are:-Bilvavaleha,kutajarishta,dashamooljiraka,swarna,shankhavati,sutshekharar,rasapachakayoga,sanjivanivati ,sunthighan, haritaki Ghana etc are good for digestive system alteration

For vitiated Vata dosha :- Bruhatvatachintamanirasa,vatagajankushrasa,vatachintamani rasa are recommended.

Panchkarma like :-

Basti-Anuvasana and Niruha re recommended.

Virechana- also helps in ulteration of diagestive fire