Bladder Category

Bladder Care

It is estimated around 14 million people in the UK suffer from a Bladder Problem.

There are more people with bladder problems than with Asthma, Diabetes and Epilepsy together. Both men and women, young and old can be affected.

Despite being common, these problems are not openly talked about. Meaning many people suffer in silence and don’t get the help they need.

The choice of treatments and medicines has never been greater, with plenty of advice and support available. In some cases, can be completely cured and in others, they can be effectively managed. With the right information and guidance, you are able to regain your quality of life.

Throughout this section, you will find information on the many problems, from urinary incontinence and overactive bladder through to bladder weakness (stress urinary incontinence) and urinary retention. We also talk about more specific conditions like Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) and the Menopause. Available treatment and product options are included for each individual condition.

Let’s Talk About Incontinence

This article contains links We know talking about bladder weakness and incontinence can be difficult, but just how much of an impact does it have on your life? At Bladder & Bowel Community we asked continence experts at HARTMANN…

Let’s Talk About Catheters.

To celebrate the launch of our new catheter nurse service we wanted to dedicate a space where we talk about all matters relating to catheters. Catheter patient, Leanna Benjamin talks openly about what she wished she had known about having…

Catheter Nurse Q&A

At Bladder and Bowel Community, we don’t want anyone to struggle or feel lost or struggle with their catheter needs which is why we have launched our Catheter Nurse Service in partnership with Amcare Group.   For more information about our…

Catheter Nurse Service

Bladder & Bowel Catheter Nurse Service Our aim is to provide you with the support and care you need to live a full and happy life. This includes providing you with a free, personalised advice and support service over the phone or in…

Catheter Problems

Dealing With Catheter Problems Occasionally people may experience problems with their catheters or accessories and the advice below should help. In all cases remember that good fluid intake is essential and often problems can be sorted…

What Is A Catheter

A catheter is a soft hollow tube, which is passed into the bladder to drain urine. Catheters are sometimes necessary for people, who for a variety of reasons, cannot empty their bladder in the usual way, i.e. passing urine into a toilet or…

How Does A Catheter Work?

A catheter drains urine from the bladder into a drainage bag which may be supported at thigh or calf level. The leg drainage bag requires changing every 5 to 7 days depending on manufacturers instructions. A Belly Bag or a catheter valve…

Penile Sheaths

Penile Sheath Sheaths are a popular and effective alternative to absorbent pads for many men. They fit over the penis like a condom and are attached by a tube to a drainage bag and can be used during the day and during the night. Penile…

Indwelling Catheterisation

Indwelling catheters can be used short-term or long-term. Short-term: these are frequently inserted after an operation or if you are unable to pass urine due to obstruction.  They may also be used to introduce therapeutic drugs or to…

Female Incontinence Products

There are many products on the market that can help you feel more comfortable and more confident when suffering from either bladder or bowel incontinence. There are some devices that are designed to either place pressure on the urethra or…