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What is incontinence…

 

Incontinence is a very common condition, where bowel and bladder control becomes an issue. In fact, more than 2.5 million people over the age of sixty in the UK (roughly 1 in 20) suffer from a form of incontinence. Despite this many are too embarrassed to seek help, if you are reading this and are suffering from this condition you are not a lone and have nothing to be embarrassed about.

Women generally are affected more by this, but Men also develop this at later ages due to their prostates getting enlarged.

 If you feel you are struggling with incontinence then you have a wonderful NHS service available to you, book an appointment with your GP who will give you the best advice for possible curing or managing the issue without effecting your quality of life.

The NHS also has dedicated continence clinics with specialist nurses and physiotherapists, where you can visit without needing a referral from your GP. When you visit them, an advisor will try to find the cause of your problem and go through possible solutions, they’ll show you exercises that could help as well as supplying continence pads should you need them. Find you local service by getting in touch with your local hospital by clicking here