A hospital in Surrey hopes to raise awareness of adult incontinence by holding an awareness day next month.
The event, which will take place at Frimley Park Hospital, will teach members of the public about bladder and bowel problems, as well as the treatments that are available.
Many people believe adult incontinence only affects older people, but in fact as many as one in five women and one in ten men will experience problems at some point.
Jane Bibey, urology nurse specialist at Frimley Park Hospital, told the Get Hampshire website that people are often “reluctant” to discuss urinary incontinence.
“Embarrassment is a huge factor in stopping them from seeking help for what is actually a very common but nevertheless distressing problem,” Ms Bibey said.
“Incontinence can be soul destroying but there is a range of treatment solutions available.”
People who wish to find out more are invited to attend the hospital between 10:00 and 16:00 on September 28th, when they will be able to talk to urology nurse specialists and physiotherapists.
Frimley Park Hospital is an NHS foundation trust hospital that serves Surrey, Hampshire and Berkshire.