Treating An Overactive Bladder

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Losing control of your bladder can be a very embarrassing concern with widespread ramifications. People who have bladder control problems have trouble stopping the flow of urine, which is classified as urinary incontinence or an overactive bladder. For others it may just be a case of a constant urge to urinate, which is often termed as a sensitive bladder.

According to recent statistics, less than half of women and one quarter of men who suffer from an overactive bladder ever seek medical help. Two large studies indicate that one in six adults report some signs of an overactive bladder, with one in three having episodes of urge incontinence.

An overactive bladder affects one in six adults over the age of 40, and is defined as having an urgent need to empty the bladder during the day and night, along with incontinence. Those afflicted with an overactive bladder have to go to the bathroom frequently, leak urine into their clothes, and report feeling depressed, stressed, and sleep-deprived. Read More…

First Aid: Get Kitted Out


Sadly, it is often only when someone gets injured that you realise how useful it is to know basic first aid. Finding time to do a course may be tricky, but with qualified nurse and trainer Emma Hammett’s multimedia sessions, you learn when it suits you (find out more at

With the holiday season nearly upon us, I asked Emma to recommend a kit: she says Boots Pharmaceuticals St John Ambulance Complete First Aid Kit (£19.99, from stores or is a good option.

Details for putting together your own kit are also on Emma’s website. Read More…