Department of Health and Ageing
information to assist with the prevention and management of bladder and bowel problems
Poor bladder and bowel control is very common in children. It is vital to teach children good habits for eating, drinking and toileting from an early age.
About two out of every 100 young adults wet the bed at night. Bedwetting in young adults can often be treated and cured.
An estimated four million Australians have bladder control problems and about one million Australians have poor bowel control.
For older Australians, incontinence affects one in ten people over the age of 75.
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