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Living with incontinence

Breaking the taboo

Around one in four of us have experienced bowel or bladder weakness. It affects both men and women, young and old, yet many people keep it secret for years.

Incontinence help

Don't be embarrassed about seeking medical help. There are experts who can improve your quality of life.

Video: treatments for urinary incontinence

A consultant urologist describes the different types of urinary incontinence and the treatments for each.

Living with incontinence

Coping with incontinence, including advice on travelling, sex, skincare, hygiene and emotional wellbeing.

Incontinence products

Pads, bedding and appliances to suit your symptoms, and how to get them on the NHS.

10 ways to stop leaks

Simple self-help methods that can improve or get rid of the symptoms of bowel and bladder weakness.

'My urge incontinence'

Nurse Debbie Flynn describes how she beat urge incontinence with a technique called bladder retraining.

Video: 'My treatment for stress incontinence'

Kate describes her experience of stress incontinence and how she finally got help and effective treatment.

Tools