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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…

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

How I coped with my new Stoma during Lockdown

Jan Ross underwent stoma surgery in February this year just before lockdown, after being diagnosed with rectal cancer. Here, Jan talks to Bladder and Bowel about how she coped learning how to manage her new stoma friend during these

Can Pilates help Bladder and Bowel Issues?

We talked to Physiotherapist and Founder of Actively Autoimmune, Zoe McKenzie to get her experience and advice for the Bladder and Bowel Community.  Having a chronic illness doesn’t have to hold you back from exercise, and a big part of our…

“Tell us if your toilets are open”

Updated 10th July 2020 With so many shops, cafes and pubs reopening their doors to the public, and eager to return to 'business as usual' there is much activity and anticipation around revisiting some of our old past times. With this…

World Continence Week

World Continence Week (WCW) is an annual initiative managed and run by the International Continence Society (ICS).  Its primary aim is to raise awareness of incontinence related issues. This year the event is running from 15th to the 21st…