Kidney Stones Symptoms And Treatments

What Are Kidney Stones? Kidney stones are a fairly common condition that tend to affect people more during middle age (aged 30-60 years). Stones can form in one or both kidneys and quite often can just pass through the urinary system…

Urinary Tract Infections have ruled my life

Community member, Anna Somerville-Large has kindly shared her story with us about living with lifelong urinary tract infections and urinary retention. Despite living with chronic bladder issues, Anna has lived in all corners of the globe…

The Importance Of Hydration

Poor nutrition and hydration can sometimes make bladder and bowel symptoms worse, this article looks at all the reasons why good hydration is so important to the bladder and bowel.

How to Empty your Bladder Completely

Urinary bladder function is an important to your health. Find out how to empty your bladder completely and how this affects your bowel, with 8 methods to help you fully empty your bladder.

Nocturia

What is Nocturia? It can be quite normal to wake once or twice during the night to pass water. If you have to do so more often than that it can become both annoying and tiring. The need to pass water during the night is called Nocturia.…

watchful waiting

Watchful waiting refers to seeing whether symptoms progress, stay the same or clear on their own before undergoing medical or surgical treatment. Watchful waiting is a phrase that is used in reference to urology conditions including…

Overflow Incontinence

What Is Overflow Incontinence? Overflow incontinence happens when the bladder doesn't empty properly and so it leaks out. You may not get the message to go to the toilet either. The bladder never empties properly and fills up more…

Sacral Agenesis – Estelle’s Story

In this video for Catheter Week, Estelle Stevens, 37 from Devon talks to the Bladder and Bowel Community about growing up experiencing bladder incontinence due to her disability Sacral Agenesis, the importance of normalising conversations…

Cancer, That Can’t Happen To Me…Right?

Bladder & Bowel's very own Community Marketing Manager, Gemma Savory, brings you a very personal battle... The 8th October 2014 at precisely midday I found myself sat in a small lounge room at Birmingham Women’s Hospital with my…

7 Reasons Why Health Checks are Essential

AD This article contains links There are many stages of life which pose new challenges and it’s easy to overlook our health even if we don’t have any symptoms. However, there may be times in our lives when we could benefit from a having a…

Bacterial Cystitis

Cystitis is an inflammation of the bladder and is a common form of urinary tract infection (UTI). Cystitis predominately affects women, but occasionally it can affect men and children. What Causes Bacterial Cystitis? In most cases, cystitis…

Anti inflammatory

Anti-inflammatory medicines such as Diclofenac sodium, can help to reduce inflammation and to reduce pain.  Diclofenac sodium works by blocking the production of some of the body chemicals that cause inflammation, pain, stiffness,…