Bowel, Bladder Problems Linked to Higher Levels of Fatigue and Disability, Study Reports

Bowel, Bladder Problems Linked to Higher Levels of Fatigue and Disability, Study Reports

Publication date: Oct 03, 2019

Bladder and bowel problems, such as constipation and fecal incontinence, are associated with a higher level of fatigue in people with multiple sclerosis (MS), according to a study in Australia. Bladder or bowel problems are frequent in people with MS, and may manifest as urinary incontinence or retention, slow intestinal transit, and chronic constipation. However, research on bowel dysfunction specifically, and on whether bladder and bowel symptoms are associated with fatigue and disability in MS, remain scarce. Questionnaires on bowel, bladder, and fatigue symptoms were distributed to adults with MS who visited the MS Studdy Center in Sydney between March and October 2018. Specifically, the Actionable Bladder Symptom Screening Tool of bladder symptoms in MS was used to assess urinary urgency, leakage and frequency, excessive urination at night (nocturia), and the psychosocial impact of bladder problems. A subsequent analysis revealed that a higher level of disability was associated with greater severity of bladder problems and of fecal incontinence, as well as with the fatigue score.

Concepts Keywords
Accounting Point increase fatigue
Australia Patients fecal incontinence
Bladder Severity fecal incontinence
Bowel Criteria functional constipation
Catheter Disease
Causal Relationships Greater fatigue
Conservative Urge incontinence
Constipation Bowel dysfunction
Correlation Multimodal treatment
Disability Catheter
Excessive Urination Medical specialties
Fatigue Medicine
Fecal Incontinence Clinical medicine
Frequency Urinary bladder disorders
Incontinence Defecation
Indwelling Catheter Gastrointestinal tract disorders
Multimodal RTT
Multiple Sclerosis Urinary incontinence
Progressive Overactive bladder
Psychosocial Fecal incontinence
Questionnaire Neuroscience
Stress Incontinence
Sydney March
Urge Incontinence
Urinary Incontinence


Type Source Name
disease DOID constipation
disease MESH fecal incontinence
disease MESH multiple sclerosis
disease DOID multiple sclerosis
disease MESH urinary incontinence
disease DOID bowel dysfunction
disease MESH nocturia
disease MESH diagnosis
disease DOID relapsing-remitting MS
disease MESH Urge incontinence
drug DRUGBANK Methionine
disease MESH development

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