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.

Nocturia Treatments

Your treatment for nocturia will depend on the cause. Nocturia can be divided into three main causes: Nocturnal Polyuria - overproduction of urine at night Global Polyuria - overproduction of urine during the day and night Reduced…

Nocturnal Enuresis Treatments

Your GP will be able to advise you on ways to manage nocturnal enuresis. Symptoms can be greatly improved just by altering how much and when you drink and by training your brain to wake you up at night to empty your bladder. If conservative…

Overactive Bladder Treatments

It can often be difficult to pinpoint the cause of an overactive bladder so your treatment will involve relieving the symptoms that give you the most trouble. Many people with an overactive bladder will have a mixture of symptoms including…

Overflow Incontinence Treatments

There are a number of causes of overflow incontinence, the two main causes are urinary retention or a blockage from stones or an enlarged prostate in men. Your treatment will depend on the cause. If the overflow is caused by a blockage,…

Urgency And Urge Incontinence

The sudden intense sensation of needing to go to the toilet and having to rush to get there is called 'urgency '. People who have normal bladder function can hold on until they reach the toilet, but people with urgency may leak if they…

Painful Bladder And Interstitial Cystitis Treatments

Unfortunately there is currently no cure for Interstitial Cystitis and there is no specific treatment that helps everyone. There are treatments available, but it is a matter of trial and error to find which treatment is best for you. These…

Urinary Retention Treatments

If you have been diagnosed with or think you may have Urinary Retention, you can click here to find out about the different types of treatments that may be offered to you, as well as ways of helping yourself. This information should be used…

Urinary Tract Infection Treatments

Most mild lower urinary tract infections such as cystitis will clear up without the need for treatment after a few days. They can be uncomfortable and painful but symptoms can be eased with over-the-counter painkillers and by drinking…

Treatments For Postmenopausal Symptoms

If you are postmenopausal or approaching the menopause and would like to find out what your options may be in terms of potential treatments, please use the information below. This information can be used in conjunction with support from…

Bacterial Cystitis Treatments

Most mild cases of bacterial cystitis will clear up in a few days without the need of any medical treatment There are ways to manage this condition yourself at home or your GP may prescribe antibiotics. If you have never had cystitis…