Bladder leakage or incontinence affects one in three women and one in ten men, often as a result of surgery, childbirth or other trauma, but many struggle with the inconvenience, expense and ecological unfriendliness of pads and panty liners. Whether they make it to landfill or, even worse, end up in our oceans, ‘disposable’ pads and diapers containing plastic lining can take as long as 500 years to decompose. Nearly 20 billion single-use baby nappies are added to landfills every...
When you were a kid, you probably laughed whenever the words ‘poos’ and ‘wees’ were mentioned. But these days the topic of bodily excretions seems far less funny –because the process isn’t always straightforward. Although the bowel and bladder are responsible for different functions, when the bowel isn’t working to digest and remove waste effectively, bladder leakage can be a side effect – but why? Why does constipation affect bladder leakage? The bowel sits extremely close to the bladder, and...
Yoga. Sneezing. Running. Laughing. Stretching. Do any of those words give you, or someone you know a touch of anxiety? Bladder leakage is a physical condition where you lose control over when and where you go to the bathroom. It’s normally associated with ageing, but common life experiences such as pregnancy, childbirth, menopause, prostate cancer, disease or injury mean that bladder leakage can happen across a variety of ages for a variety of different reasons. In our society, private parts...