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Caravans, cruises, community groups, volunteering, hobbies, family time, lazy coffees and morning newspaper…the sweet scent of freedom associated with the ‘golden years’ of retirement.
During the COVID-19 pandemic we've all had a taste of what life is like when you can't do the things you want to do. But for many Australians, this is their reality every day.
As someone who works in cancer research, I know how common prostate cancer is in Australia. But it didn’t lessen the impact of my own prostate cancer diagnosis two years ago.
Are you worried about running out of toilet paper and not being able to travel? I’m not talking about COVID-19, but a health problem affecting millions of Australians every day – incontinence.
For men, taking better care of yourself may have an added incentive. Adopting healthy lifestyle habits can improve erectile function along with overall health and wellbeing.
Incontinence costs the nation more than $67 billion annually and is one of the leading reasons older Australians are admitted to residential aged care. As part of World Continence Week, (15-22 June) senior Australians are being encouraged to invest time in healthy habits to prevent incontinence.
Rachel Andrew is a Continence and Women’s Health Physiotherapist, based in Hobart, Tasmania. Rachel is passionate about women having access to pelvic floor physiotherapy and being able to talk about intimate symptoms in a safe space.
After experiencing a traumatic childbirth injury and pelvic organ prolapse, Stephanie Thompson’s direction in life was changed. Now a published author, advocate, mum of two and founder of the Bravemumma community, Stephanie is on a mission to continue opening the conversation about pelvic health and childbirth.
For Men’s Health Week (15-21 June 2020), the National Continence Helpline 1800 33 00 66 is answering questions around men’s bladder, bowel and pelvic health.
Brisbane physiotherapist, host of The Pelvic Health Podcast and ambassador for Always Discreet, Lori Forner, shares her insights on menopause.
When gastroenterologist Dr Vincent Ho first heard about the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, he never expected it to be quite so related to his speciality. Gastroenterology is the branch of medicine that looks at gastrointestinal (gut or digestive system) issues.
Take a moment to think about how you’re holding your body right now. This is posture: the way you sit, stand or even lie down. It actually has a lot to do with your bladder, bowel and pelvic health.
Amy, 31, found that the pelvic pain she was experiencing after the birth of her daughter didn’t go away. She was diagnosed with pelvic floor dysfunction and bladder and bowel (rectocele) prolapse. She shared her story with Bridge readers.
Continence Foundation member Dr Marg Sherburn shares with ABC Radio listeners how to do pelvic floor exercises to improve bladder and bowel control.
The short answer is yes, the terms ‘kegels’ and ‘pelvic floor muscle exercises’ (PFME) refer to the same actions and are often used interchangeably.
Wondering why body weight is often mentioned in information around incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse? The relationship is more significant than you may think.
The Australian Government’s newly-released National Women’s Health Strategy 2020-2030 identifies incontinence as a key health risk for women and girls.
Adolescence can be awkward, complicated and sometimes confusing, so imagine adding bladder and bowel problems into the mix. 20 year old Brisbane-based model Anja Christoffersen has a message for young people who experience incontinence.
Each year, the National Continence Helpline conducts a survey with consumers, carers and health professionals to better understand how we can improve our service.
The Continence Foundation of Australia is pleased to announce that the call for abstracts and workshop proposals for the 2019 National Conference on Incontinence (NCOI) is now open.
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Last Updated: Sun 17, May 2020
Last Reviewed: Mon 30, Mar 2020