World Continence Week 2018
It is World Continence Week this week
The aim being to raise awareness and get people talking about the difficulties and problems suffered by a wide range of people. Around 1 in 3 people struggle with urinary incontinence. It has a significant impact on quality of life, impacting on daily activities such as work, leisure and intimate relationships.
It is slightly more difficult to get accurate statistics about bowel incontinence (because people are even more embarrassed about discussing it or seeking help). But around 1 in 10 people admit to problems with bowel control.
The difficulty with not talking about continence / incontinence is that people then lack support with the problem and may not realise that treatment is available.
Training the pelvic floor muscles is the recommended first line treatment for with urinary incontinence.
Specialist physiotherapists have post-graduate level training in pelvic floor function and dysfunction and will be members of the Pelvic, Obstetric and Gynaecological Physiotherapy Organisation (POGP).
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