Advice & Guidance

Bladder and bowel control problems effect people of all ages. 2.5 million people over the age of 60 suffer from urinary incontinence and 6.5 million of all ages are affected by some form of incontinence.

It can be embarrassing to tell someone about a bladder or bowel problem. Talking about it, especially with a healthcare professional, is the first step to helping yourself. You don’t have to cope alone. A healthcare professional will be able to assess your symptoms, identify the possible cause, and advise the treatments or exercises that can help you to manage your continence problems.

  Advice & Guidance
Types of Incontinence
There are different levels of incontinence that effect the bladder and bowel, here we have put together a simple guide to help you recognise the type of incontinence you or your loved one may have and the products we can provide to make living with incontinence that bit easier.

Additional Information
Our aim is to provide all the information you should need to help you best manage your incontinence. Here are some quick reference guides for you. Should you require more detailed information, or would like product specific advice you are welcome to contact us with your query.

Skincare   Skincare
    To maintain the integrity of your skin whilst managing incontinence, follow these basic prinicples;
  • Avoid using harsh soaps, as they can cause dry skin
  • pH balanced soaps, foam cleansers and wipes with moisturising properties are recommended
  • When drying, pat gently. If your skin is intact you should not need to use any creams
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Disposal   Disposal
You are advised to place used incontinence products in a small bag or nappy sack and dispose of them with the general waste for local refuse collectors. Never flush any incontinence products down the toilet. If in doubt, consult individual product packaging or ask your healthcare professional.
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