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Managing Bedwetting in Children with Down Syndrome

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This post has been written by Davina Richardson, Children’s Specialist Nurse at Bladder & Bowel UK. Bedwetting is a common childhood problem that can affect any child. Having a learning disability or Down’s syndrome is not a reason for bedwetting. Children aged 5 years and older with a learning disability, such as Down’s syndrome, who […]

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Amanda Morgan Talks About Her Daughter’s Life with a Stoma

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Natasha from Disabled Living interviewed Amanda Morgan, mother of a young girl called Alyssa who lives with a stoma. Alyssa will be 4 years old this December. She has a condition called Dyskeratosis congenita (DC) Hoyeraal-Hreidarsson (HH) syndrome. This was diagnosed when she was 18 months after falling very ill at 13 months old. We […]

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Davina Talks About Continence Problems in Schools

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This post has been written by Davina Richardson, Children’s Specialist Nurse at Bladder & Bowel UK. Prevalence of continence problems Continence problems are considered to be one of the most prevalent healthcare issues in children and young people. Functional constipation affects 0.7-29.6% of (Koppen et al 2014); faecal incontinence, which is often secondary to chronic […]

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Summer Company Representatives Day at Burrows House

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The BBUK team were delighted to host a successful Summer Company Representatives day this month to catch up with colleagues from the industry, looking at new products, services and innovations. Likewise it gave the company personnel a chance to update on what is happening at BBUK and Disabled Living, alongside understanding services and support available  […]

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Learn About the Bladder and Bowel UK Team

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Bladder & Bowel UK is a team of five staff who have a responsibility to promote continence by providing information and education on bladder and bowel health, signposting to the right services to gain access to specialist care and acting as advocates for individuals who suffer from bladder and bowel problems by representation on national […]

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How We Can Support You During World Continence Week

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This post has been written by Davina Richardson, Children’s Specialist Nurse at BBUK. Bladder and bowel problems among adults are not uncommon, affecting both males and females of all ages. Some common bladder problems may include bladder leakage (incontinence), bedwetting or difficulties emptying the bladder. Some common bowel problems may include leakage (faecal incontinence), constipation […]

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Travelling with a Continence Problem

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This post has been written by Davina Richardson, Children’s Specialist Nurse at BBUK for World Continence Week. General suggestions: Contact the airline or travel company to discuss your individual needs before booking/travelling. Think about what you need to carry with you, such as medicines and products. You may need to have a letter from your […]

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Winners of the Look Good Feel Good Award 2018

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The ‘Look Good, Feel Good’ Award is a joint initiative of Bladder and Bowel UK and the Association for Continence Advice (ACA). The award is presented annually at the ACA conference. Any company may enter any product which they have launched in the preceding year. The award is judged by continence specialists, including members of […]

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