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Bladder & Bowel Community on BBC Woman’s Hour

Director Joanne Umbers represents the Community in the discussion around public toilets As lockdown slowly starts to lift, the issue around public toilets and their availability is a key issue to so many. When Bladder

Get 10% OFF Home Blood Test Kits

Abilities in home tracking have come along a lot in the last few years. At-home, finger-prick blood tests mean that you can test various health indicators yourself. The question is why? What can you learn from tracking your own blood?…

Don’t Suffer with Incontinence

This article contains links We know talking about incontinence is hard, there are millions of people who live, or care for someone with incontinence. Worryingly many people over the age of 45 suffer in silence and avoid activities

Let’s Talk About Catheters.

Welcome to our dedicate a space where we talk about all matters relating to catheters. Leanna Benjamin who is a catheter patient, talks openly about what she wished she had known about having a catheter.  Firstly let us introduce you to

Catheter Nurse Q&A

At Bladder and Bowel Community, we don’t want anyone to struggle or feel lost with their catheter needs - so we put your most-asked questions to Val, our urology nurse. The Community Asked… Our Catheter Nurse Answered! We asked the members

Megacolon and Slow Digestive Transit – Anne’s Story

Bladder & Bowel Community member, Anne Fairhurst shares her experiences of living with Megacolon and Slow Digestive Transit; how she became diagnosed with the condition, and how it has affected her life. We'd like to thank Anne for

Hannah’s Story – Interstitial Cystitis

Introducing Hannah, who will be contributing as a regular guest blogger for the Bladder and Bowel Community. Hannah has a painful bladder condition called Interstitial Cystitis (IC) and will be telling her story over a series of posts as

Dealing with Incontinence and Dementia

This article contains affiliate links Incontinence isn’t the first thing we think of when we talk about dementia but it’s more common than you might think. For some people, the neurological messages between the brain and bladder or