Bladder Category

Bladder

It is estimated around 14 million people in the UK suffer from a bladder condition.

There are more people with bladder health concerns 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.

HiSlip Intermittent Catheter – FREE Sample

We're offering free samples of the HiSlip Plus catheter, suitable for men or women who self catheterise. A ready to use catheter with its unique Sunacoat hydrophylic coating. Request your sample today!

Multiple System Atrophy (MSA)

People who are diagnosed with Multiple System Atrophy (MSA) experience significant bladder and bowel issues often starting before other indications of MSA are apparent. Learn more from MSA Nurse Katie Rigg who defines the condition.

Urinary Retention and Fowler’s Syndrome

Zoe, 24 from Oxfordshire/Northamptonshire border tells Bladder and Bowel Community how one day she just went into urinary retention and how having a diagnosis of Fowler's Syndrome changed her life.

Ask a Catheter Nurse – Your IC Questions Answered

At Bladder and Bowel Community Home Delivery service, as well as delivering your catheter needs directly to your door, we also have trained catheter nurses who are able to help guide you through what can be a tricky and overwhelming time.…

LoFric Elle Intermittent Catheter – FREE Sample

We have some free samples of the new LoFric Elle catheter, suitable for females who self catheterise. Discreet and easy to use with its unique L-shaped handle, offer available to UK residents. Request yours here!

Catheter Care PDF Download

A free and comprehensive guide to catheter care, available in an easy to use format. Essential guidance for users and carers, on how to live comfortably when using a catheter. Download this handy guide which includes: Fluid matrix…

Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI)

Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) defined as a sudden unintentional loss of urine during normal day-to-day activities, also commonly referred to as weak bladder or bladder weakness.

Urinary Diversion Complications

If you have been given a continent urinary diversion you will need to learn how to use a catheter to empty the urinary reservoir completely in a clean safe manner. You will initially be shown how to do this by your specialist nurse after…

6 Step Handwashing Guide

It is essential that the highest standards of hygiene are maintained at all times. Handwashing is one of the simplest ways you can protect yourself from infection and stop germs from transferring to other people or surfaces (such as…

Pyelonephritis

Pyelonephritis is a type of urinary tract infection in the form of a painful kidney infection. It is an unpleasant illness that usually happens when bacteria travels up from your bladder into one or both of your kidneys. The kidneys and…