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Indwelling Catheterisation

Indwelling catheters can be used short-term or long-term. Short-term: these are frequently inserted after an operation or if you are unable to pass urine due to obstruction.  They may also be used to introduce therapeutic drugs or to record…

Female Incontinence Products

There are many products on the market that can help you feel more comfortable and more confident when suffering from either bladder or bowel incontinence. There are some devices that are designed to either place pressure on the urethra or…

Male Incontinence Products

There are many products on the market that can help you feel more comfortable and more confident when suffering from either bladder or bowel incontinence. Collection devices such as penile sheaths are quite a popular device as it negates…

Bedding and chair covers

Bedding and chair covers are absorbent pads that can be used on your furniture, bed or car seat to protect fabrics for becoming damp, stained or from odours. You can get washable protectors and disposable protectors and both are made from…

Bladder Incontinence Products

In this section you will find helpful information and advice on some of the products and appliances used to treat a range of bladder conditions including catheterisation and products to help with bladder incontinence. The Bladder and Bowel…

Conservative Treatment

Conservative Treatments Welcome to the conservative treatments section where you can find a range of self help measures that could help improve your bladder and/ or bowel condition. Here you will find advice on: Healthy eating and drinking…

Night Time Alarm Setting

If you experience nocturnal enuresis (bed wetting) it's always a good idea to go to the toilet before you go to sleep. However, for some people this will not cure the bed wetting problem alone and other methods are needed. Night time alarm…

Avoid constipation for the Bladder

You should try and avoid being constipated as this can bring on other symptoms and problems. For example, when the bowel does not empty properly it will swell up and push down onto the bladder and could cause urinary problems. You can avoid…

Bladder Diary & Retraining

Bladder retraining is a simple and effective method used to try and overcome bladder problems including, urgency, frequency and incontinence. Click here to download the bladder diary. How does bladder retraining work? Bladder retraining…

Indwelling Catheters

Indwelling catheters can be used short-term or long-term. Short-term: these are frequently inserted after an operation or if you are unable to pass urine due to obstruction.  They may also be used to introduce therapeutic drugs or to record…

Intermittent self catheterisation

Intermittent self-catheterisation (ISC) is used to treat bladders that do not empty fully. You will be taught how to insert a urinary catheter into your bladder by a health professional – this can be done in a hospital, clinic or at home.…

Vaginal Lubricants

Vaginal dryness, soreness, itching and painful sex can sometimes be symptoms of the menopause. Without the production of oestrogen by the ovaries, the skin and support tissues of the vulva ("lips") and vagina become thin and less elastic.…

Healthy bladder

There are a number of things that you can do to try and maintain a healthy bladder. These include: Keeping a healthy fluid intake - Try to drink at least 1.5 - 2 litres (6-8 glasses) of fluid each day. When you are not drinking enough, the…