Bladder awareness event could spur a rise in treatments

19 September 2011

Bladder treatments may see a rise as National Continence Awareness Week commences today (September 19th).

This event, which runs until Sunday, aims to raise awareness of bladder problems and the treatments that are available to people who often do not know they have a problem or are too embarrassed to see a doctor.

The Bladder and Bowel Foundation estimates that there are around 14 million people in the UK with a bladder problem. 

Urology incontinence can affect people of all ages but there are a range of treatments and services available to those who may be suffering.

Gill Turton, communications manager at the foundation, said: "We would suggest in all cases that if you have concerns or symptoms of pelvic floor weakness then you should always seek medical advice.

"If you have a problem, don't suffer in silence."

The week is supported by events, conferences and open days which are developed and run by health professionals and other interested parties across the UK.

Posted by Edward Bartel

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