Many otherwise healthy, active people suffer from bowel incontinence or accidental bowel leakage (ABL).
Loss of bowel control (also called fecal incontinence) strikes people of all ages. It involves the involuntary or accidental leakage or loss of solid or liquid stool.
Bowel incontinence is a distressing and isolating condition. It has a major impact on social and work related aspects of life. It's not a part of the normal aging process.
There are numerous causes for bowel incontinence.
Most importantly, there are ways to treat and manage the condition.