Bladder weakness leading to incontinence is a common problem among women over 50.
It is estimated that between 2.5 and 3 million women have experienced or are experiencing some form of bladder weakness, although many more will be suffering in silence embarrassed and ashamed to talk about it.
Female urinary incontinence can have a severe physical and social impact on life leaving them afraid to go out in case they suffer a leak.
Concern about smells and wet patches showing through clothing may also prevent someone from enjoying life to the full.
Female urinary incontinence is very common and if you suspect someone you care for may be having continence issues, don’t let them suffer in silence. Incontinence is often treatable and there is plenty of help available. However, many people are just too embarrassed to take the first step in admitting they have a problem and seeking help.
There are also many products widely available for use in chemists and supermarkets.
Following an assessment by a continence nurse they are usually available free on prescription and delivered to the home address saving a fortune.