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Improving Children’s Bladder Health During the Summer Holidays

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Our bladders rely on a good fluid intake to remain healthy. If children are not drinking well, they are more likely to become dehydrated, particularly if the weather is hot. This can impact children’s bladder health. Read on to find how to improve children’s bladder health during the summer holidays. Dehydration may cause headaches, light-hotheadedness, […]

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Children’s Bladder and Bowel Issues: Some Fables and Facts

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This blog was written by Davina Richardson, Children’s Specialist Nurse at Bladder & Bowel UK (BBUK). 1. FABLE: Your child will tell you when they are ready to toilet train FACT: Some children will become increasingly aware of when they are doing a wee or a poo. At some point between the ages of two […]

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Bowel Interest Group Launches Updated Interactive Treatment Pathway for Chronic Constipation Patients

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This is a guest post by Bowel Interest Group for Bladder & Bowel UK’s (BBUK) blog. (Letchworth, 18 June 2020) Research has shown that chronic constipation is costing the NHS £71 million/year in avoidable, unplanned emergency hospital admissions. Bowel complaints carry an enormous stigma, with one on five too embarrassed to talk to their GP […]

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World Continence Week – Children and young people can have continence problems too!

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For World Continence Week, Davina Richardson, Children’s Specialist Nurse at BBUK talks about the continence problems that children and young people can have. She also discusses where you can find advice and information to support them. World Continence Week 2020 It is estimated that over 20 million people in the UK have some form of […]

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How to Help Prevent Constipation in Children

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For this year’s Digestive Health Day, June Rogers MBE, Children’s Specialist Nurse at BBUK, talks about the ways in which you can help to prevent constipation in children. We know that constipation is a common problem in childhood and once established treatment with laxatives will almost certainly be required to help resolve the problem. However, […]

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Dedicated to Advancing Clinical Oncology and Life Saving Research

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Knowledge surrounding cancer and the development of modern technologies has revolutionised the way healthcare has been offered over the last 50 years. The extent of the development means that someone diagnosed with cancer today is twice as likely to survive 10 years after their diagnosis than they would in 1970. Until we find a cure […]

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Are British Public Attitudes Towards People With Stomas Improving?

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This post has been written on behalf of Potter Rees Dolan about attitudes towards people with stomas. For people with bladder and bowel conditions, getting a stoma can be life-changing – or even lifesaving. A stoma can offer relief from chronic health conditions or provide a vital means of helping individuals to maintain a good […]

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How to Knit a Demonstration Colon 

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Find out how to knit a demonstration colon with our step by step guide. The knitted demonstration colon is a great way to visually display bowel movement. It can be used to explain or demonstrate some of the following:   Peristalsis and Hirschsprung’s  Stretch receptors and bowel sensation  Ano rectal sling/ knees up position on the […]

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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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