At the Bladder & Bowel Community, we help support the millions of people in the UK who are living with conditions that affect their bladder or bowel. Whether you have a condition yourself or are a relative, friend or carer of someone who does then you’ll find all the support, information, guidance and help you need. You’ll discover a fantastic community spirit here and through our carefully selected partnerships, we’ll help provide products and services to assist in managing your condition. If you’re new to the site then start with the bladder or bowel sections and if you’ve got a question why not ask in our community forum?
An estimated 14 million men and women of all ages in the UK have bladder problems, 7 million of whom have overactive bladder. This is characterised by the urgent and frequent need to go to the toilet. If you're finding it difficult to manage your bladder problem, the good news is that four simple steps can help you find ways to control and/or treat it. With the four steps, you can identify and assess what your bladder problem may be, read our useful advice on self-help tips that you can adopt at home, prepare yourself for getting the most out of your appointment with your doctor and find out about how to keep track of your progress in the long term.
Women’s Health Concern (WHC) provides an independent service to advise, reassure and educate women of all ages about their health, wellbeing and lifestyle concerns, to enable them to work in partnership with their own medical practitioners and health advisers. We offer unbiased information – by telephone, email, in print, online and through conferences, seminars and symposia.
Bladder problems are not a subject that is openly discussed, meaning there is a general lack of public knowledge on what it is like to have a Mitrofanoff. Mitrofanoff Support offer emotional support and reassurance to anyone who may be about to have, or already has a Mitrofanoff and the people closest to them. It is important that you take control of your medical condition and not allow it to control you.