‘Laugh Without Leaking’ during World Continence Week 2018
People that endure weak bladders, pelvic pains and other incontinence troubles are often the silent sufferers of our society.
77% of Australians in nursing homes are affected by some form of incontinence, and despite the fact that over 5 million Australians experience bladder or bowel control problems, those enduring incontinence often feel alone and don’t speak out.
The theme for World Continence Week 2018 is ‘Laugh Without Leaking’, and the campaign aims to promote humour to encourage people to talk about their incontinence troubles. By taking the stigma out of incontinence, the campaign hopes to embolden those who live with incontinence to seek help.
The Continence Foundation of Australia advises the following five healthy habits for your bladder and bowel:
- Drink well
- Eat a healthy diet
- Lead a positive lifestyle
- Get active
- Practice good toilet habits
Click here to download the full instructions on keeping your bladder and bowel healthy.
If you are experiencing incontinence troubles, don’t feel embarrassed or alone! We encourage you to contact your GP to seek advice or call the National Continence Helpline on 1800 330 066.
Statistics from: https://www.continence.org.au/pages/key-statistics.html