In the UK, it is estimated by the NHS that between 3 and 6 million men and women have some degree of incontinence,(1), but this does not take into account the many people who do not seek help or perhaps are not incontinent but are managing with bladder or bowel dysfunction.
Feelings of shame, anxiety or embarrassment can stop people from talking to others but I am passionate about getting people talking about it to make help and support more accessible.
Bladder and Bowel problems are commonly associated with the ageing process but there are many different reasons such as Childbirth, Menopause, Prostate enlargement and even Constipation to name a few but they can have a great impact on a person's quality of life.
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In many cases bladder and/or bowel symptoms are treatable with some simple lifestyle changes.
Your Continence Matters can help!
1.Irwin, D., Milsom, I. et al. Impact of overactive bladder symptoms on employment, social inteactions and emotional wellbeing in six European countries. British Journal of Urology International: 2005; 97, 96-100