Coronavirus Update - 24/03/2020:

Rest assured that we are working tirelessly to fulfil your orders and are doing our very best to serve you in these difficult times. Due to the unprecedented demand, delivery times are likely to be longer as couriers are experiencing significant increases across their networks. We have therefore temporarily removed the next day delivery option from our shopping basket and ask that all our customers bear with us as we go through these challenging times. You will receive your order, it will just be a little delayed.

As one of the largest suppliers of incontinence products in the UK we do have adequate stocks. However, we do ask that our valued customers just order to their normal levels to ensure there is enough to fairly go around.

Thank you for your continued support and understanding during these unprecedented times.

Best wishes & stay safe

Incontinence following a Stroke

 

Incontinence and StrokesFor a condition that few people talk about, incontinence is very common with over 3 million people in the UK have bladder or bowel control problems.

One area rarely talked about with incontinence is when the condition is brought on a by a stroke.

After a stroke, poor bladder or bowel control can be caused by muscle weakness, changed sensation or feeling, difficulty responding to the urge to go, difficulty dressing or undressing, changes in communication, eating and drinking habits or changes to vision.

As many continence issues can be prevented, treated, better managed or cured it's important to discuss continence issues post stroke with a healthcare professional, especially as left untreated, the incontinence may become worse or lead to other problems.

It's likely you will be asked to provide some history about your past bladder and bowel control and your present level of control. Your diet, fluid intake, exercise levels and mobility, along with any medications you are taking will also be looked at. You may be required to undergo some tests to investigate how your bladder is working such as a quick bladder scan, urine tests or keeping a urine diary.

From evaluating these, a specialist should be able to advise what is causing the incontinence and recommend an appropriate management/treatment programme to go alongside other rehabilition programmes.