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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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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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What is World Bedwetting Day and why is it important?

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Time To Take Action: World Bedwetting Day 2021 For World Bedwetting Day 2021 Bladder & Bowel UK are releasing a series of blogs to help increase understanding of a problem that is not often discussed, but causes stress and distress throughout the world to children, young people, and their families as well as some adults. […]

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Bedwetting: Advice for teenagers and young adults

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Time To Take Action: World Bedwetting Day 2021 For World Bedwetting Day 2021 Bladder & Bowel UK are releasing a series of blogs to help increase understanding of a problem that is not often discussed, but causes stress and distress throughout the world to children, young people, and their families as well as some adults. […]

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Bedwetting in children with disabilities and additional needs

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You Time To Take Action: World Bedwetting Day 2021 For World Bedwetting Day 2021 Bladder & Bowel UK are releasing a series of blogs to help increase understanding of a problem that is not often discussed, but causes stress and distress throughout the world to children, young people, and their families as well as some […]

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Bedwetting in children under five years old

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Time To Take Action: World Bedwetting Day 2021 For World Bedwetting Day 2021 Bladder & Bowel UK are releasing a series of blogs to help increase understanding of a problem that is not often discussed, but causes stress and distress throughout the world to children, young people, and their families as well as some adults. […]

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