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Have you visited our newly updated Help & Advice section yet?

15.02.2017 | Posted in: Advice, Allanda, Bladder Incontinence, Bowel Incontinence, Dementia, Incontinence Facts, News, Statistics | Author: Colin

We have updated our Help & Advice page on our website. We have included lots of information and advice on living with and managing incontinence

A large part of living in confidence is understanding about your condition and taking positive steps to manage it and we aim to provide all the information you need to do this.

It is now even easier to find useful information about the different types of incontinence, its causes and support for carers of people with incontinence. There are also quick links to choosing the correct product for you complete with fitting guides and videos.

Why not click here and take a look!

New Survey shows Incontinence Prevalence

27.08.2014 | Posted in: Incontinence, News, Statistics | Author: Colin

A third of women over 18 in the UK suffer from adult incontinence according to a new study featured in the Daily Record.

The study revealed that of the estimated 12 million women in Britain with the condition, more than half struggle with depression and two-thirds feel embarrassed. More than a quarter of the women surveyed said it affected their sex lives.

Two-thirds of women with bladder sensitivity are likely to suffer from disturbed sleep, around 94 per cent feel exhausted and 43 per cent leak urine when they are physically active.

Some statistics about incontinence

29.07.2012 | Posted in: Advice, Female Incontinence, Incontinence, Male Incontinence, Statistics | Author: Colin

– Two-thirds of individuals who experience loss of bladder control symptoms do not use any treatment or product to manage their incontinence. 1

– Urinary Incontinence affects 200 million people worldwide. 1

– About 17% of women and 16% men over 18 years old have overactive bladder (OAB) and an estimated 12.2 million adults have urge incontinence. 1

– One in four women over the age of 18 experience episodes of leaking urine involuntarily. 1

– On average, women wait 6.5 years from the first time they experience symptoms until they obtain a diagnosis for their bladder control problem(s). 1

– Stress urinary incontinence, the most prevalent form of incontinence among women, affects an estimated 15 million adult women in the U.S. 1

– Urinary Incontinence is twice as common in women as in men.2

– Pregnancy, childbirth, and menopause are major reasons of the increased prevalence of incontinence in women as compared to men. 1

– Between the ages of 18 and 44, approximately 24% of women experience incontinence.3

– For women over age 60, approximately 23% deal with incontinence.3

Sources

1 National Association for Incontinence, Facts and Statistics, http://www.nafc.org/index.php?page=facts-statistics

2 WomensHealth.gov, Urinary incontinence fact sheet, http://womenshealth.gov/publications/ourpublications/fact-sheet/urinary-incontinence.cfm

3 American Medical Systems, Urinary incontinence, http://www.americanmedicalsystems.com/womens_conditions_detail_objectname_womens_urin_incont.html