Today is the start of World Continence Week 2014, the annual global campaign to raise awareness about incontinence issues.
Many people with MS experience continence issues. It’s estimated that up to 80 per cent of people with MS will have bladder problems at some point. These can be difficult to talk about, and can have an impact on your work and social life. If they go untreated they can have serious consequences. However, there are many ways you can successfully treat and manage these difficulties.
Earlier this year, we published two new guides to dealing with bowel and bladder problems. And during MS Awareness Week we launched our Continence Question Time, a series of short films featuring a panel of experts answering some of your common MS and continence questions.
All this week we’re going to be sharing some of these films. Please have a look and if you find them useful why not share them online? And if you have any MS continence questions that haven’t been answered be sure to contact the MS Trust information team!
Today’s featured video explains just how MS can cause bowel and bladder problems.