Top tips for bladder health - Urology Awareness Month

It's Urology Awareness Month 2019

Now we're in the month of September, that means it's officially Urology Awareness Month! Urology Awareness Month is an initiative created by The Urology Foundation to increase awareness of diseases which affect the urinary system and raise funds for vital research. 

Bladder health

1 in 2 of us will be affected by a condition which affects our urological health in our lifetime. This highlights the importance of maintaining good bladder health.

Why not browse our infographic below for some top tips on taking care of your bladder? We've also included some interesting stats on incontinence - how many of these do you know?

References
1) British Association of Urological Surgeons (2019) Incontinence of urine (online) Available at: https://www.baus.org.uk/patients/conditions/5/incontinence_of_urine/[Accessed 10 September 2019]
2) Allanda (2019) Some statistics about urinary and faecal incontinence (online) Available at: https://www.allaboutincontinence.co.uk/incontinence-statistics [Accessed: 04 September 2019]
3) Bladder and Bowel Community (2019) Urinary frequency (online) Available at:https://www.bladderandbowel.org/bladder/bladder-conditions-and-symptoms/frequency/ [Accessed: 01 September 2019]
4) BBC News (2019) UTI home-testing app to help women trialled by NHS (online) Available at: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-derbyshire-49031625 [11 September 2019]
5) NHS (2011) Six to eight glasses of water ‘still best’ (online) Available at: https://www.nhs.uk/news/food-and-diet/six-to-eight-glasses-of-water-still-best/[Accessed: 11 September 2019]
6) Bladder and Bowel Community (2019) Pelvic floor muscle exercises (online) Available at: https://www.bladderandbowel.org/bladder/bladder-resources/pelvic-floor-muscle-exercises/ [Accessed: 02 September 2019]
7) NHS (2017) What are pelvic floor exercises? (online) Available at: https://www.nhs.uk/common-health-questions/womens-health/what-are-pelvic-floor-exercises/ [Accessed: 11 September 2019]
8) Bladder and Bowel Community (2019) Healthy bladder (online) Available at: https://www.bladderandbowel.org/bladder/healthy-bladder/[Accessed: 05 September 2019]
9) NHS (2016) Non-surgical treatment - urinary incontinence (online) Available at: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/urinary-incontinence/treatment/ [Accessed: 11 September 2019]
10) NHS (2016) Non-surgical treatment - urinary incontinence (online) Available at: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/urinary-incontinence/treatment/ [Accessed: 11 September 2019]

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