Clinical Description

Diverticular disease and diverticulitis are related digestive conditions that affect the large intestine (bowel).

Typical presentation of symptoms in the patient.

Tummy pain.

Constipation, diarrhoea, or both.

Occasionally, blood in your poo

Reasons why the Closomat Vita Range of Wash and Dry Toilets can help

The Vita Range has a built-in wash and dry function providing complete hands-free toileting. The user remains seated after their bowel movement and activates the douche spray which cleans and then dries them (over a clean pan). If required, the wash and dry cycle can be repeated providing further peace of mind. Douche pressure can be adjusted to suit, where anal sensitivity is an issue.

Where activation of the standard elbow levers may be beyond the capabilities of the user, additonal methods can be added. Most relevant in this case would be the Touch Sensitive Hand/Foot Switch, which only requires the lightest of pressure to give you the flush, wash and dry functions.

For users that may spend a longer than average time on the toilet or suffer from postural sensitivity, the Vita Range can be equipped with a choice of soft feel seats, that are navy blue in colour. These seats (full aperture, horseshoe, junior) provide a soft yet sturdy place to sit whilst delivering a high colour contrast.

The Vita Range is also fully compatible with Aerolet toilet lifts, hoist transfers and/or use with shower chairs.

Kenneth T from West Yorkshire, had a Closomat toilet installed to help him undertake personal hygiene in comfort when he developed diverticulitis after suffering two strokes.

The diverticulitis means my bowels move only every 5-10 days, which makes passing motions difficult and sore. I bleed and often get infections.

I get a sore bum less often now. I used to get them all the time even though I used the softest toilet paper or even wipes. And I am confident that I am clean, which didn’t happen before, I have the toilet regularly serviced, and on the rare occasions I have needed it in-between, the company’s backup service has been the best.

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