Bladder problems in adults
Types of bladder problems
It is important to know that a lot can be done to cure, treat, improve or manage bladder problems, which are often difficult to talk about. It is not an inevitable consequence of ageing and there is a much wider choice of treatments, products and management options available to people.
Leakage of urine on exertion such as coughing, sneezing or exercising.
Leakage of urine when the sensation to pass urine is too great that there is not time to reach the toilet.
A mix of stress and urge incontinence.
When mobility or dexterity or poor access to toilets leads to incontinence but the bladder and bowel are healthy.
Urine leakage when the bladder is not fully emptying so the bladder overfills and leaks when too full.
Don’t suffer in silence
What can I do?
- Seek early help. and don’t suffer or self-manage in silence
- Speak to your GP or health professional
- Did you know that there are several specialist services? These include local bladder and bowel or continence services, pelvic health physiotherapy, occupational therapy, urology, colorectal services, gastroenterology and urogynaecology.
- Explore our information libraries and helpline services
Confidential national helpline
Speak to specialist nurses and our continence product expert.
Receive advice on bladder and bowel health issues, continence promotion and options for managing incontinence, as well as signposting to local services.