Health Articles

We’ve brought together many of our favourite articles published by our nurses and industry partners, including information sourced from leading healthcare manufacturers.

These articles focus on incontinencewound care and nutrition. In sharing this general advice, we hope to help you or someone you care for manage and improve your everyday health. 

Overweight & Bladder Function

Overweight & Bladder Function Many health conditions are a result of being overweight or obese. In this article, we will explore if bladder and bowel functions are affected by weight. Or if bladder and bowel function complications sit independently from being...

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An Introduction To Drainage Bags

An Introduction To Drainage Bags When using an indwelling catheter or condom drainage, it is important to have an appropriate collecting system. There are different types of drainage bags that can be either body worn or free standing but must be kept below the level...

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Effective Continence Management and Skin Care

Effective Continence Management and Skin Care Only people living with incontinence can truly understand the pain and discomfort caused by Incontinence Associated Dermatitis (IAD). Incorporating appropriate skin care and continence product selection is essential to...

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Faecal Incontinence

Faecal Incontinence People with faecal incontinence have difficulty in controlling their bowel, resulting in the involuntary loss of flatus (wind), liquid or solid from the bowel at the wrong time or in the wrong place. Faecal incontinence effects as many as 1 in...

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Fluid Intake

Fluids With the hotter weather approaching, we should be paying even more attention to a healthy fluid intake, every day. A consistently good fluid intake is needed for the healthy function of our entire body, not just the bladder and bowel. This is not surprising as...

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General Incontinence Tips and Hints

General Incontinence Tips and Hints Drinking fluids Drink up to two litres of fluid each day, unless advised otherwise by your doctor. You may need to drink a little more in hot weather or after heavy exercise. Don't guzzle a large drink in one hit, instead evenly...

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Get The Most Out of Your Continence Products

Get The Most Out of Your Continence ProductsAre you changing absorbent continence products unnecessarily? i.e. when only damp, or changing at set times when they may still be dry. Modern continence products are so efficient they can generally be worn longer, without...

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Is Lack of Sleep Affecting Your Well-being?

Lack of Sleep Affecting Your Well-being? Is a lack of sleep affecting your well-being? Rest assured, with the right approach you'll be able to relax sooner than you think. The average person spends up to seven hours every night, asleep. That's a whopping 2500 hours a...

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Making The Home More Continence Friendly

Making The Home More Continence FriendlyThere is no doubt that one of the most stressful decisions you or family members often need to face is the option of moving into retirement communities or an assisted-care facility due to incontinence issues and the current...

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Myths About Incontinence

Myths About Incontinence There is such a stigma attached to Incontinence. It is not discussed openly among sufferers, and as a result there are a lot of myths surrounding the problem. Below we look at some of the most common myths associated with incontinence.  Having...

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