Have you ever had the urge to go to the bathroom but didn’t quite make it on time? Do you find that bladder leakage prevents you from playing with your children or grandchildren, socialising or doing other things you love? If you’ve ever wondered whether those little dribbles are normal or something to be concerned about, you probably want to read on.
Incontinence affects more than 200 million people worldwide,1and, with the right advice and products, you can get on with everyday life without letting it interfere. Some health conditions and life events can put you at an increased risk of developing either urinary or faecal incontinence, from pregnancy and childbirth to menopause and diabetes. While it may cause distress and embarrassment, it’s crucial to realise that there are many ways to manage incontinence and, in some cases, cure it.