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Bladder Resources

Welcome to the bladder resources section where you can find useful information and advice to help keep your bladder healthy or manage your condition. Keep checking back as we will be regularly updating this section with further helpful resources.

Information relating to bladder conditions and their treatments can be found under the bladder heading at the top of the page or take a look at our resources and downloads pages for more detailed advice and tools that you can use to aid your conservative treatments.

Continence FAQs

If you are experiencing continence issues, or someone you know is, these frequently asked questions may help you in understanding what help is available. If you would like to speak to someone discreetly, you can access our Continence Advice…

Fluid Matrix

This table is to determine how much fluid you should try to take in a 24 hour period. This is purely a guideline and applies to body frame and activity levels should be taken into consideration i.e. those partaking in vigorous exercise…

6 Step Handwashing Guide

It is essential that the highest standards of hygiene are maintained at all times. You must wash your hands prior to carrying out any aspect of personal hygiene, for example, handling your catheter or drainage bag, or changing your stoma…

Frequency Resources

Below you will find the most popular downloads for those looking for help with their frequency condition. Just click on the image or the link to download your guide. If you can’t find what you are looking for then why not explore our…

Frequency Volume Chart

A Frequency Volume Chart records the volumes voided as well as the time of each visit to the toilet, both during the day and night. To download one please click here.

Lifestyle, Fluids And Diet

There are some general lifestyle changes that you could make which may help to alleviate your symptoms. As well as following a healthy diet, you should try to take some form of regular exercise. If you have stress incontinence it may be…

Bladder Control FAQs

Yes. A weak bladder is also known as Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) and usually occurs when you laugh, cough, sneeze or exercise. Women are predominantly affected by weak bladder but men can experience it too. Young women and teenagers…

After The Menopause

What Is The Postmenopause? This is the stage of every woman's life that follows the menopause, or her last menstrual period. A woman is definitely postmenopausal when she has not had a period for at least a year. Most women in the UK go…

Pelvic Floor Muscle Exercises

Both women and men have pelvic floor muscles.  These are layers of muscle that stretch from the pubic bone to the coccyx and from side to side.  Firm and well-toned pelvic floor muscles help support the bladder, womb and bowel and help to…

After A Baby

Most women accept that they might get a vaginal tear during childbirth, but having a bladder or bowel problem after giving birth to their baby is rarely in the minds of expecting mothers. We cover on this page some possible problems that…