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Stoma Care Products

There are many different stoma care products for you to choose from. Your stoma nurse will probably help you choose one in the beginning. You may like to try some different pouches to see which type you find the most comfortable and most…

What To Expect After Your Stoma Surgery

Straight after your stoma operation What will my stoma look like? Don’t be alarmed by the size of your stoma for the first few weeks after surgery. Your abdomen and your stoma will both be quite swollen and your stoma may also ooze…

What To Expect Before Your Stoma Surgery

Your Preoperative Assessment Depending on your hospital you will probably be offered a pre-op assessment a few days/ weeks prior to your stoma surgery. This assessment will involve a meeting with your surgeon to discuss any last minute…

10 Overactive Bladder Treatment Options to Try

Living with a bladder condition such as Overactive Bladder can be both physically and emotionally demanding. NewLifeOutlook give you some great advice that can help to improve your bladder symptoms.

FREE RADAR Key With Home Delivery Service

The RADAR key provides you with access to over 9,000 accessible public facilities around the UK. They can be found in many shopping centres, pubs, cafes, cinemas, bus and rail stations.

A New Beginning

The Bladder and Bowel Foundation has been serving the Bladder and Bowel Community since 1989 offering help and support to thousands of people across the UK. Earlier this year the Bladder and Bowel Foundation went into receivership due to…

Millions ‘suffer in silence’ with incontinence

Millions of people in England experience problems with continence but many are not getting the support they need, health officials are warning. In guidance published by NHS England, experts have suggested people "suffer in silence" because…

Low vitamin D levels associated with IBS

Many people living with irritable bowel syndrome are vitamin D deficient, according to a new study published in the BMJ Open Gastroenterology. Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a chronic and debilitating functional disorder of the…

The Ring of Kerry – Riding in support of B&BF

On July 2nd this year, Mike Quinn (Miromedia) is riding with 14 like minded gents around the gruelling Ring of Kerry Cycle Challenge, in Ireland. B&BF are delighted and grateful to Mike and all of the riders for supporting the charity…

Physio aims to get the Fringe laughing, not leaking

Elaine Miller is a physiotherapist based in Edinburgh. She wrote a comedy show about pelvic floors called "Gusset Grippers" in an attempt to break down the taboos which surround continence, pelvic pain and sexual dysfunctions - all of which…

Online Survey For Women Who Use Continence Products

Dr. Adrian Wagg, from the University of Alberta, is conducting a survey exploring women's sources of information, knowledge and use of continence pads.  If you are a woman over the age of 30 who uses some sort of containment products for…

Chief Medical Officer calls for action on women’s health

Report by Professor Dame Sally Davies targets obesity and ovarian cancer and encourages women to talk about 'taboos' such as incontinence. In her latest annual report, ‘Health of the 51%: women’, the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Professor…

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) – Dynamic Pelvic Floor

Dynamic pelvic floor magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a non-invasive test that uses a powerful magnetic field, radio waves and a computer to produce detailed pictures of the pelvic floor, a network of muscles that stretches between the…

Stress Urinary Incontinence in the female athlete

One of the most common, but rarely discussed issues that female athletes face is urinary incontinence during exercise. This phenomenon is also known as stress urinary incontinence and is defined as the involuntary leaking of urine during…

100 years of the Women’s Institute (WI)

September 16th 2015 marked the momentous achievement of 100 years of the WI. Much had been organised to celebrate the anniversary including a Centennial Fair in Harrogate, which took place from the 3rd to the 6th of September. The Fair was…

This most basic of needs – Dr Martin McShane

Dr Martin McShane's Blog:I was at a roundtable on how health and care services need to change to meet the needs of people with multiple conditions. We heard from a patient who described the problems he was facing managing his diabetes,…

Early potty training may lead to wetting later

Children who start toilet training before age 2 have a three times higher risk of developing daytime wetting problems later, according to new research at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. The study, involved 112 children ages 3 to 10.…

Pelvic Floor Muscle Exercise Video to Help With SUI

If you would like to view a helpful video about how pelvic floor muscle exercises can help with SUI, especially after childbirth please click here to view it. Video shown with the permission of Women’s Physiotherapy Services, Cambridge…

Love Your Gusset

'Love Your Gusset!' campaign urges women and teenage girls to get to grips with their pelvic health Two national charities are launching a social media campaign, 'Love your Gusset!', to empower women and teenage girls to look after their…

Full Bladder May Get a Third of Women Over 40 Up at Night

Many women have to get up more than once a night because of a full bladder, a new study finds. Researchers found that of over 2,000 women aged 40 and up, one-third said they routinely got up at least twice a night to use the bathroom.…

No link found between diabetes meds and bladder cancer

Some previous studies have linked the diabetes medication pioglitazone to bladder cancer. However a new study - including more than one million people in six populations worldwide - has found no link between either pioglitazone or…

Incontinence Pads – What you should know

Incontinence is treatable.  It is therefore essential that assessment of incontinence is sought before you consider using pads as a permanent way to manage your bladder problem. You may wish to view the following articles…

CQC Publishes Fourth State of Care Report

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has published expert analysis on the way people experience health and adult social care in England. Findings from more than 35,000 inspections underpin its fourth annual State of Care report, which…

Children’s Bladder Problems Treatments

Once your healthcare specialist has determined the cause for your child’s bladder problem, there are various treatment options available. Antibiotics may be used to treat urinary tract infections (UTI’s) or simple changes in lifestyle or…

Bladder Cancer Treatments

Your treatment for bladder cancer will depend on whether you have non-invasive bladder cancer or invasive bladder cancer. You may be treated with surgery only or alongside chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Many of the treatments for bladder…