DEAR DOCTOR K: In an earlier column, you wrote about causes of fecal incontinence. You mentioned that there are effective treatments. Can you tell us about them?
DEAR READER: Although there are surgical treatments for fecal incontinence, simpler treatments usually do the trick. They range from dietary changes to bowel training. Today I'll discuss non-surgical treatments. In tomorrow's column I'll discuss surgical treatments. One of the most effective ways to reduce fecal leakage is to increase your fiber intake.