Articles

This page contains articles about bladder issues and related conditions written by doctors, specialists, journalists and individuals from professional bodies and organisations.

  • Do you have a problem with your bladder or pelvic floor?

    Did you know that more than four in ten women in the UK have urine leakage? Many women with leakage find it embarrassing to admit to having a bladder problem.

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  • Urinary Incontinence

    Urinary incontinence is described as the inability to control your bladder, causing accidental urine loss from the bladder. Common causes include an overactive bladder, c...

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  • The Embarrassment Factor

    Women are renowned for their ability to talk about almost anything, but research from continence care company Ontex Healthcare revealed there’s one subject that sti...

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  • Blood in your urine?

    Blood in the urine (known as haematuria) is an important clinical sign that, whilst often painless, should not be ignored!

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    Stress Continence – Myths & Facts

    Stress incontinence is a common form of continence and often experienced by women over the age of 40, with as many as 1 in 5 women over this age having some degree of the...

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  • What does the colour of your wee say about your health?

    You’ll have read much about how the colour of your wee can determine whether or not you are dehydrated, ie if your wee is dark in colour you haven’t drunk eno...

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  • Blood in pee as a sign of bladder problems

    According to a recent survey of UK residents over half of the UK understand what urology is and 86.7% would seek medical attention if they found blood in their pee or sem...

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    Total Incontinence: the loss of control

    Incontinence can vary in its severity depending on the condition or cause, from short term to a life changing long term problem. Total incontinence is described as the t...

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    Bladder Cancer

    Bladder cancer is the 7th most common type of cancer to affect the UK population. It affects more men than women and is more commonly found in those over 65; however it c...

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    Cystitis and Urinary Tract Infections

    Urinary tract infections also known as UTIs are extremely common infections which can affect the bladder, kidneys or the tubes connection these areas. UTIs tend to be mor...

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    Temporary Incontinence

    Incontinence affects between 3 and 6 million people in the UK alone, and can vary in its longevity depending on the cause or condition. It is temporary incontinence, and ...

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    Urinary Incontinence

    Urinary incontinence is a common problem which affects women more than men; older people are also more likely to experience problems leaking urine. Current estimates sugg...

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