Bladder control and bowel problems are common. An estimated 4 million Australians have bladder control problems and about 1 million Australians have poor bowel control.
Many people feel too embarrassed to talk about their concerns with their doctor. But, doctors and other health professionals can often help or even cure bladder control problems.
You can take control of your bladder and bowel by knowing how they work and being more aware of bladder and bowel control problems. Managing bladder or bowel control problems may be different for men and women:
- Pelvic Floor Muscle Training for Men - Men of all ages need to have strong pelvic floor muscles
- Pelvic Floor Muscle Training for Women - It is very important for women to do training daily to avoid bladder or bowel problems
- Prolapsed Bladder - It is thought that half of all women who have had a child have some level of prolapse
- Pregnancy - One in three women who have ever had a baby wet themselves
There are also a number of issues that are common to all ages: