Incontinence can have a major impact on an individual’s quality of life, with statistics showing that 4.8 million Australians are dealing with incontinence, affecting both men and women, regardless of age or background.
There are some people who put up with bladder weaknesses every day.
Healthy bladder and bowel habits can help you avoid bladder and bowel control problems such as incontinence. If you or someone you know is affected by incontinence, it’s important to remember that:
– You’re not alone – 4.8 million Australians are affected by incontinence
– It affects both men and women, regardless of your age or background
– There are many avenues of help with incontinence available
One of those is The National Continence Helpline. This is a free telephone advisory service staffed by a team of continence nurse advisors who provide information, education and advice to callers with incontinence or who are caring for someone with incontinence. The Helpline also provides information and advice to health professionals.
The Helpline is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and available to anyone living in Australia. It operates 8am-8pm (AEST) Monday to Friday. Phone now on 1800 33 00 66.