This year's World Continence Week is June 19-25. The theme, Incontinence: No laughing matter, tackles a common response by people to laugh off incontinence, accepting it as an inevitable part of childbirth or ageing, not a health issue requiring specialist treatment.
With a staggering 14 million people a year in the UK suffering from bladder and bowel conditions, spread the word, reduce the stigma, know that you are not alone and know that there are things you can do to improve the condition.
Bladder and bowel control problems can be treated, better managed and even cured.
Visit your GP for help and advice. Bladder and bowel control problems will not get better on their own. They are not a natural part of childbirth or ageing and should be treated.
Also Improve bladder and bowel health by adopting healthy habits: eat well, drink well, exercise regularly, keep your pelvic floor toned, practice good toilet habits. Avoid caffeine where possible as that acts as a diacritic - try swapping your morning tea or coffee for a decaf version.
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