When you turn on the radio, there are some things you may
not expect to hear about. Today, I’d like to talk about one of them—bowel control
Hi, I’m Dr. Griffin
Rodgers, Director of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and
Kidney Diseases at NIH.
A bowel control problem is the
inability to hold a bowel movement until you’ve reached the bathroom. Bowel
control problems are common, and affect 1 out of every 12 people. So if you
have this problem, you’re not alone.
The good news is that bowel control problems are
and not always related to aging
NIDDK has a Let’s Talk about Bowel Control Awareness
Campaign, which provides science-based information on the symptoms, diagnosis,
and treatment of bowel control problems.
Our goal is to help improve the lives of people with this condition.
For more information
about bowel control, follow us on Twitter @HealthyMoments. This is Dr. Griffin
Rodgers with the NIH.