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Welcome

Welcome

Surveys carried out in several European countries show that 1 out of every 20 people ...

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The urinary system

The urinary system

Urination can be defined as the voluntary act of passing urine out of the bladder.

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What is urinary incontinence?

What is urinary
incontinence?

“Urinary incontinence” means involuntary or accidental leaking of urine

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What causes urinary incontinence?

What causes urinary
incontinence?

Primary, pathological and iatrogenic causes

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Types of incontinence

Types of
incontinence

There are various types of incontinence.

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How can I make sure I don't leak urine?

How can I
make sure I
don't leak urine?

Here are some tips to help you look after your urinary system and reduce the risk of leaking urine

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Bladder retraining

Bladder
retraining

Retraining can give you better bladder control.

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Assessing your own situation

Assessing your
own situation

Here are a few questions to help you work out what kind of urinary problems you have.

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The importance of a healthy lifestyle

The importance of
a healthy lifestyle

A varied, balanced diet, regular physical exercise suitable for your age, and a healthy lifestyle...

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Various solutions for urinary incontinence

Various solutions
for urinary
incontinence

Nowadays, there are several solutions to help overcome urinary incontinence

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Prostate and urinary incontinence

Prostate and urinary incontinence

The prostate is a reproductive gland located below the bladder and in front of the rectum.

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Why and how should I strengthen my pelvic floor?

Why and how should I strengthen my pelvic floor?

The pelvic floor is a group of muscles rather like a hammock, stretching from the pubis to the co...

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Taking care of my skin

Taking care of my skin

In case of incontinence, regular hygiene will allow you to avoid irritation and sensations of dis...

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Incontinence and partnership

Incontinence and partnership

Incontinence can impact your social life, but it can also impact your sexual activities.

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Pregnancy and bladder weakness

Pregnancy and bladder weakness

In pregnancy there is a lot of pressure inside your abdomen. This can lead to urinary problems.

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Giving birth and bladder weakness

Giving birth and bladder weakness

During labour all the muscles and ligaments of the lower abdomen are stretched, particularly in t...

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Is there a link between prolapse and incontinence?

Is there a link between prolapse and incontinence?

Prolapse means that some organs move downwards; it affects mainly women.

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Menopause: a new stage in my life

Menopause: a new stage in my life

Menopause is a natural phenomenon that occurs at around the age of 50 in women.

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Looking after my skin

Looking after my skin

If you have urinary incontinence, regular cleansing will prevent irritation and discomfort.

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Why and how should I strengthen my pelvic floor?

Why and how should I strengthen my pelvic floor?

The pelvic floor is a group of muscles rather like a hammock, stretching from the pubis to the co...

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Welcome

Welcome

This section of the website aims to provide help to the friends, relatives or carers of people ...

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What is incontinence?

What is incontinence?

Incontinence can be a very upsetting condition both for those suffering with it and the people ar...

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What can you do?

What can you do?

From a very young age we are strictly trained to control our urges to go to the toilet

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Understanding the Bladder

Understanding the Bladder

When caring for someone with urinary incontinence, you may find it useful to have a rudimentary u...

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Understanding the Bowel

Understanding the Bowel

When caring for someone with faecal incontinence, you may find it useful to have a rudimentary un...

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The importance of a Healthy Lifestyle

The importance of a Healthy Lifestyle

It is important that the person you are caring for tries to exercise every day

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Treatment Options

Treatment Options

When the person you are caring for has been diagnosed and knows what is causing their bladder pro...

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Using Incontinence Pads

Using Incontinence Pads

Incontinence pads are designed specifically to absorb and contain urine and/or faeces.

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Emotional Support

Emotional Support

Even though it is remarkably common, incontinence itself is still largely a taboo subject.

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Leading a normal life

Leading a normal life

Going on a long journey or a holiday can be a major concern for the person you are caring for if ...

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Look after your own health

Look after your own health

There is no doubt that, without the right support, caring can all too easily damage your own health

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The Three Stages of Caring

The Three Stages of Caring

There is a theory that people with caring responsibilities go through stages of caring.

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