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How Continence Problems Can Affect Mental Health

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For Mental Health Awareness Month, Bladder & Bowel UK’s Children’s Specialist Nurse, looks at how bladder and/or bowel issues can cause stress and affect a young person’s mental health. Historically, continence problems (wetting and soiling) in childhood were thought to be the result of an underlying psychological, emotional, or behavioural problem. A journal article written […]

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Maintaining a healthy bladder all year round

Bladder health is important for overall wellbeing. There are actions that can be taken to make sure that not only does your bladder stays as healthy as possible but that will also reduce the likelihood of future bladder problems. The most important thing you can do to keep your bladder working well is to ensure […]

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Bladder & Bowel UK’s Karen Irwin reappointed to RCN’s bladder and bowel forum

Bladder & Bowel’s specialist nurse and service manager Karen Irwin has been reappointed on the Royal College of Nursing’s Bladder & Bowel Forum committee.  Karen is thrilled to be reappointed for a further term of office on the RCN Bladder and Bowel Forum. Congratulations also to Fiona Le Ber, Clinical Nurse Specialist Community Continence and […]

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Bladder & Bowel UK announces launch of new specialist legal panel

Bladder & Bowel UK are pleased to announce the formation of the Bladder & Bowel UK legal panel. The panel brings together five of the country’s most experienced legal companies working across medical negligence and serious injury with expertise in bladder and bowel issues: CL Medilaw, Clarke Wilmott, FBC Manby Bowdler, Irwin Mitchell and Slater […]

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Managing bladder and bowel conditions when travelling at Christmas

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It can be difficult spending longer periods of time with friends and family when living with a bladder or bowel problem. Most people do not discuss their bladder and bowel condition with their families and friends whether this involves constipation and taking a long time in the bathroom, urinary or faecal incontinence or urinary urgency […]

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Raising awareness of enuresis through National Bedwetting Day

Bladder & Bowel UK have worked on an awareness campaign this autumn to highlight the issue of childhood enuresis as school returns. Davina Richardson, children’s specialist nurse at Bladder & Bowel UK, talks about the project here. Bedwetting remains a significant but largely hidden issue for thousands of children and families.  It causes distress, anxiety, […]

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Four steps to improved patient adherence

Dr Benjamin Disney, Consultant Gastroenterologist, University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, talks about patient adherence and how clinicians can tackle this issue with their patients. That patients will adhere to their prescribed therapies is something that many healthcare professionals (HCPs) take for granted. Yet, the reality is that between a third and a half […]

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Why squatting for toileting function is good for health

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In this guest blog, the Clinical Director behind the innovative GottaGo toilet seat, Dr Laura Finney PhD, looks into the health benefits of squatting and toileting health. This post is promoted content by Firefly GottaGo, on behalf of Leckey. We are all familiar with the squat posture being a great lower body exercise to target […]

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Overactive Bladder: a common cause of bladder continence problems in children and young people

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Monday 21st July to Sunday 27th July marks World Continence Week 2021. Davina Richardson, Children’s Specialist Nurse at Bladder & Bowel UK, talks about an overactive bladder in children and young people.  Many children and young people experience bladder problems, but these are often poorly understood. They may be associated with behavioural difficulties or emotional […]

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