THE BLADDER AND Bowel Foundation is a newly created charity In
the United Kingdom combining the work of two previous organisations,
Incontact and the Continence Foundation. With over 18 years’
experience, this new charity is the largest single UK organisation
providing support for people with bladder and bowel disorders.
In the UK there are an estimated 14 million people affected by
bladder control problems and 6.5 million affected by bowel control
problems. Bladder and bowel control problems can affect anyone,
young or old, male or female, but not everyone seeks help. According
to Professor Linda Cardozo: “Although not all sufferers of urinary or
faecal disorders find their symptoms bothersome, current research
suggests that a large proportion do, but even those with the most
severe problems sometimes fail to seek help”. Failure to seek help is
often caused by embarrassment or lack of knowledge about what
can be done. The Bladder & Bowel Foundation has produced an
excellent new series of informative brochures.