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Continence support

Incontinence refers to a loss or weakening of the bladder, bowel or both.

If you have incontinence, don't be embarrassed about getting medical help. The symptoms can be improved and sometimes cured with simple methods.

Medical help

Your GP can assess whether you have incontinence and provide general information and advice on controlling symptoms and give treatment with prescribed medicines.

If lifestyle changes and treatments don't solve the problem, you can contact the Redbridge Continence Advisory Service. The Continence Advisory Service provides assessment, treatment and advice to people with complex continence needs.

The Redbridge Continence Advisory Service is at Loxford Polyclinic and you can contact them on 0300 0300 1593, Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm.

There is also a wide range of products and devices available to help you manage your incontinence such as pads and pants, bed and chair protection, catheters and penile sheaths.

Visit NHS Choices website

Useful links

Other MyLife pages: Preparing meals, Help with personal care, Taking medication, Equipment

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