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For people with spinal cord injury (SCI) there is more at stake than the pain and discomfort of the symptoms of constipation. For people with SCI, there are greater health risks involved and the need for a fast-acting enema can be paramount to effective bowel care.

Quick Enema and Spinal Cord Injury

Spinal Cord Injury, Multiple Sclerosis, Spina Bifida, Long-term Care, and Traumatic Brain Injury can all disrupt gastrointestinal function and create difficulties with defecation.

  • Most persons with incomplete SCI have some manifestation of bowel dysfunction
  • Excluding bladder dysfunction, gastrointestinal disorders are the most common complications for patients with spinal cord injuries. 95% of SCI patients require at least one therapeutic intervention to initiate defecation. 54% of SCI patients report bowel and bladder dysfunction as a major life-limiting problem.

Studies show that people on a regimented bowel care program, receiving both oral and rectal therapies to achieve complete rectal emptying, had 35% fewer episodes of fecal incontinence and 42% fewer incidents of soiled laundry.

Time consuming bowel management reduces quality of life, independence, and comfort. A bowel management program doesn’t need to take hours, and you shouldn’t need to plan your day around emptying your bowel.

Enemeez® is Fast-Acting & Gentle

Your comfort is important to us, which is why we developed Enemeez® and Enemeez® Plus to act quickly and be as gentle as possible. Our formula produces fast, predictable results, typically in 2–15 minutes, with no after-burn. Enemeez® and Enemeez® Plus are easy to use, have a soft latex-free tube, and also work well for people with reflux issues or nausea.

Enemeez® has been a preferred and trusted formula assisting people to improve their bowel care needs for more than 15 years. The convenient twist-off tip makes Enemeez® easy to administer for safe and effective bowel care needs.

You can request a free sample, or purchase Enemeez® and Enemeez® Plus easily on our website. You can also find answers to frequently asked questions, and watch this quick video on how to use our products.

 

Sources: 

Stines, Bierner-Bergman, & Goetz, 1997

Higgins, Johanson, 2004

Age & Ageing 2000; 29: 159-164

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