Leakage from the bladder and bowel that cannot be controlled by individuals of all ages is more widespread than is often recognised.
In the UK, over 14 million people experience bladder control problems and 6.5 million have bowel control difficulties.
These are the figures that we know about but there are likely to be many more people with symptoms who do not admit it as we do not tend to talk about it.
Often people live with bladder and bowel control issues as they believe nothing can be done to improve their symptoms.
However, advice and education can help people to improve their symptoms, cure them or learn to live as well as they can.
There are a number of things you can do to take control of your bladder and bowel symptoms.
To the right there are a number of useful links, apps and videos giving you control over how to help your bladder and bowel symptoms.