Peristeen is a unique way of emptying the bowel and is used to prevent faecal incontinence and chronic constipation.
The system has been specially designed to make it portable and easy to use. This offers independence and a sense of confidence to the user. In clinical trials with patients with spinal cord injuries, the Peristeen system reduced fecal incontinence and constipation and improved quality of life(2).
How does it work?
Peristeen is a technique for emptying the bowel by introducing lukewarm tap water(36–38°C) into the rectum using a catheter. The user sits on the toilet while the water is pumped into the rectum. The water is then emptied from the bowel, along with the stool, into the toilet. The results are normally so effective that most users only have to perform the procedure every other day.
How do patients begin using Peristeen?
Individuals must be assessed by a qualified health care professional to ensure this method is appropriate for them. They can then be taught the procedure to ensure the best result. Once people are comfortable with the system, it can give them the confidence to do more with their everyday life.
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