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Stoma Nurse Q&A

Last week was #stomaweek here at Bladder & Bowel Community, with a focus on all things stoma and related topics. As part of the week, we invited our Stoma Nurse to be part of a Question and Answer event, and we had some great questions…

Having a stoma saved my life

As part of #stomaweek, Keith Thomas, 59 from Llanelli shares his story on how his stoma ‘Homer’ gave him a new lease of life and how he’s never been happier since his diagnosis of Ulcerative Colitis. We'd like to thank Keith for sharing his…

#StomaWeek

This week we’re talking ‘All Things Stoma’.  We’re always looking for ways in which we can support the community, and this week we have a few little surprises for you! You’ll have to join us on social media to find out exactly what we’re…

IBS Diet and Lifestyle: Where to Start

It’s not uncommon to struggle with diet for IBS - knowing what your triggers are  and what foods may help can be the key to reducing symptoms.  So we spoke to Sarah Monk, Registered Dietitian to get the facts about Irritable Bowel Syndrome…

How To Minimise Bladder Weakness

By Vicky Warrell It’s time to lift the taboo and talk about menopause and bladder weakness. Firstly, what is the menopause? This physiological period in the life of every woman marks the end of reproductive activity,…

100,000 Just Can’t Wait Cards Now in Circulation

With lockdown restrictions lifting further still, and with the recent announcement that shielding for the clinically vulnerable is no longer necessary, it has become apparent just how important public toilet facilities are and how many…

Now Available: NEW Continence Advice Service

Bladder and Bowel Community are proud to partner with HARTMANN UKI to launch the new online Continence Advice Service. This new continence service will provide FREE discreet advice for sufferers and carers with bladder and bowel…

Face masks: a new normal to protect ourselves

AD This article contains links With the recent UK Government guidance, face masks have become more commonplace and part of our daily lives.   Recommendations now state that face coverings must be worn when using public transport, whilst…

How a Sunflower Lanyard could help with your Weekly Shop

With the emergency of COVID-19 this year, we have all found ourselves in this new world of lockdowns, wearing face masks and the strange prospect of queueing to do our food shops. For those of us who were isolating and have only just…