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Managing Bladder and Bowel Issues in Nurseries, Schools and Colleges

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Problems with bladder and bowel control are among the most common medical conditions that children and young people experience. They are thought to affect over 900,000 people aged between 5 and 19 years of age, although this is likely to be an underestimate. Due to embarrassment, stigma and the mistaken belief that they children will […]

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Nocturia – What Is It? Do You Want to Know More?

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Joanne, Specialist Nurse at Bladder & Bowel UK talks about what Nocturia is an the common symptoms to look out for. Many people experience night-time bladder problems. One of these conditions is known as Nocturia. Nocturia is defined by the International Continence Society (ICS) as: “The number of times urine is passed during the main […]

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Urinary Problems Can Affect Men Too

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Joanne from BBUK talks about the male urinary system and how it can affect men’s health and wellbeing. We are taught from a young age that we should have complete control over our bladders, once we are “potty” or “toilet” trained by our parents. Even during those precious early days we learn that to have […]

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The Impact of Bladder and Bowel Issues on Education for Young People in the UK

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International Youth Day was started by the United Nations General Assembly in 1999 as a way of raising awareness of the challenges and problems faced by those aged between 10 and 24 years old. It also raises awareness of the role of young people as partners in change. The theme of International Youth Day 2019, […]

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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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