Incontinence is a term widely used to describes the involuntary loss of urine from the bladder (urinary incontinence) or the faeces from the bowel (faecal or bowel incontinence).
Incontinence is a common issue which can affect women and men at any life stage. For women, it is a condition linked to pregnancy, childbirth and menopause. Incontinence can be treated and managed and in many cases cured.
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