Up to six million people in the UK are thought to experience urinary incontinence. There are several types of urinary incontinence, but the most common types can include stress incontinence, urge incontinence, mixed incontinence, overflow incontinence and functional Incontinence.
People commonly self manage their bladder problems, maybe never seeking or being aware about the services and professional advice that is available to them, sometimes assuming nothing can be done to help.
It is important to know that a lot can be done to cure, treat or manage bladder problems, which are often difficult to talk about. It is not an inevitable consequence of aging and there is a much wider choice of treatments, products and management options available to people.
There are many lifestyle factors that aid bladder health including losing weight, healthy diet and fluids and pelvic floor muscle exercises.
Bladder and Bowel UK offer specialist clinical and product advice, support and practical help.
We have a team of Specialist Nurses and Continence Product Information staff, who can be contacted on the National Confidential Bladder and Bowel UK help line (0161 607 8219) or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org