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Raising Awareness of Bladder and Bowel Problems in Teenagers

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This blog post has been written by Davina Richardson, Children’s Specialist Nurse at BBUK.   Bladder and bowel problems are common in people of all ages, but are rarely discussed. This increases embarrassment and anxiety and makes it more difficult for teenagers to ask for help. For some, wetting or dribbling of urine during the day, […]

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Alternative Suggestions for Promoting and Maintaining Continence

It is important that those with continence (bladder and/or bowel) problems or those who care for them, have access to professional help and advice and are signposted to their local services. Many continence problems are treatable. However, it may be that following a full assessment, alternative solutions for promoting and managing continence are identified as […]

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Finding the Right Continence Pad for Your Needs

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It is important if you need to use a continence pad for a bladder problem that you use one appropriate to your needs. The absorbency of pads varies to meet different levels of urinary leakage. The reasons people leak urine varies. Continence pads have the function of absorbing urine. When choosing a pad it is […]

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Top Tips for Children’s Continence Problems

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This post has been written by Davina Richardson, Children’s Continence Nurse at BBUK. Do you worry about your child’s continence? Are you a professional involved in supporting children who have continence problems? Are there concerns about: Wetting, or dribbling, day or night? Pooing in their pants? Constipation? Do they appear to avoid using the toilet? […]

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Popular Questions About Your Bladder and Bowel

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September is Urology Awareness Month and this week sees the start of Urology Week. The Bladder & Bowel UK helpline is often contacted by people looking for advice on a wide range of continence products and appliances, or for help regarding toilets and aids to assist individuals with toileting. Sometimes working out which continence product is […]

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Do You Know About These Toileting Problems with Children?

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This post has been written by Davina Richardson, Children’s Continence Nurse at BBUK. The Daily Mail recently featured an article (‘The nine year olds who still need nappies’ June 29 2017) about the number of children who are wearing nappies when they start school and “…children as old as nine who still cannot use the […]

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It’s Time to Take Action for World Bedwetting Day 2017

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Tuesday 30th May is World Bedwetting Day, which is held on the last Tuesday of May each year. Healthcare professionals think it’s ‘time to take action’ and ask families to consider sharing their stories if they have been faced by this medical condition. By doing so, they hope to make more people aware that there […]

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Raising Awareness of World Bedwetting Day 2017

Bedwetting can affect anyone although it is most common in children over the age of 5 years. There are a number of causes including the over-production of urine at night, a problem with the  bladder being able to store the urine and the inability of the child to wake up in response to full bladder […]

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