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Treatment of such fecal incontinence includes dietary changes, medication, bowel training, or surgery.
One way to help control fecal incontinence in some persons is to eat foods that add bulk to stool, decreasing the water content of the feces and making it firmer...
Also, avoidance of foods and drinks such as those containing caffeine, which relax the internal anal sphincter muscle.
Another approach is to eat foods low in fiber to decrease the work of the anal sphincters.
Cap Imodium may be used as medications
Kegel exercises help improve the muscle tone of the pelvic floor thus improving the anal sphincter tone, so this also helps
What foods would add bulk to the stool?
Finally when everything fails, surgery remains the last option
Raw fruits and vegetables which have extra roughage increase the bulk of the stools
I guess I should also have told you that he is on dialysis. Does that create the problem?
NO I don't think so
Patients on dialysis need to restrain on salt and water but not on fibre or roughage
Aren't fruits and vegetables high in fiber?
Yes these are high in fibre
Then why did you say to eat foods low in fiber. For example, he had oatmeal this morning. Is that a bad choice?
What dosage of Immodium should he take? He also sometimes has a problem with constipation.
Sorry I meant high fibre
Oatmeal is good
2 capsules per stool
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