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associated illnesses

MS Awareness Week

This week is MS Awareness Week (23 - 29 April), Multiple Sclerosis affects thousands of people across the UK. MS commonly affects the bladder and bowel but not many people talk about this aspect so we want to highlight how MS affects the…

Autism Awareness Week

This week is Autism Awareness Week and we have been speaking to Louise Fields and her 7-year old son Ryan who was diagnosed with autism aged 3-years old. As well as ASD, Ryan has suffered with constant bowel issues including chronic…

Share Your Story – Laura Lodge

Laura is a busy new mum, a nurse and at the young age of 29 diagnosed with cervical cancer after a routine smear test. Here, Laura tells her story, the importance of smear tests and her hopes of setting up a new charity to help new parent…

RSM Event – Ageing Syndromes

The Royal Society of Medicine will be holding a seminar this March which will explore how geriatric medicine is helping to control ageing syndromes.

Kidney Stones Symptoms And Treatments

Kidney stones are a fairly common condition that tend to affect people more during middle age (aged 30-60 years). Stones can form in one or both kidneys and quite often can just pass through the urinary system undetected and without causing…

Gastroenteritis Symptoms And Treatments

Gastroenteritis is a condition that causes inflammation of the stomach and bowel. It can be caused by a bacterial infection or viral infection. Food poisoning is also a common cause of gastroenteritis. Gastroenteritis can be very contagious…

Endometriosis Symptoms And Treatments

Endometriosis is a condition when cells from the lining of the womb attach themselves to other parts and organs in the body. These cells act on the same hormones as the womb and build up, break down and bleed. In the womb these cells would…

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome – PCOS Symptoms

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome or PCOS is an endocrine disorder, which causes a hormonal imbalance in the female body. One of the most well-known symptoms are follicular cysts that lay just under the surface of the ovary. These cysts were…

Ehlers Danlos Syndrome Symptoms And Treatments

Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (EDS) is the name given to a group of rare disorders that affects the connective tissues. Connective tissues in the body are vital as they provide support for the skin, bone, internal organs, tendons, ligaments and…

Diabetes And Incontinence

Diabetes is a metabolic syndrome where the blood sugar levels become higher than normal, which can cause a range of symptoms. It occurs when the pancreas fails to produce enough or any insulin to move glucose into the cells in our body.…

CVA / Stroke And Incontinence

A stroke occurs when the blood supply to the brain is cut off, this can be caused by either a blockage in the brain or a bleed in or around the brain. Many strokes happen because the arteries become hardened over time, your lifestyle,…

Alzheimer’s Disease And Incontinence

Alzheimer’s Disease is the most common form of dementia, which is caused by a physical disease of the brain. It is a progressive illness, which causes loss of memory, judgment and language. Between 60 - 70% of those with Alzheimer’s will go…

Spina Bifida And Incontinence

Spina Bifida occurs when the spinal cord and vertebrae fail to develop properly in the womb. This ‘fault’ leaves a gap or a split in the spine. Spina Bifida affects the central nervous system. Spina Bifida can be identified by a sac or…

Multiple Sclerosis And Incontinence

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a neurological condition, so affects the nerves. A coating around the nerve fibres called myelin becomes damaged and can produce a wide range of symptoms, which vary greatly from person to person. MS is a complex…

Parkinson’s And Bladder Problems

Parkinson’s is a progressive neurological disorder. There is no known cure for it at present and it is not yet understood why people get this condition. Parkinson’s is caused by the loss of nerve cells, which contain a chemical called…

Cauda Equina

Cauda Equina is a very serious condition causing nerve root damage. This is a rare disorder where pressure is exerted on a collection of nerves located at the bottom of the spinal cord known as the ‘cauda equina’. The cauda equina set of…