Urinary tract infection (UTI)
Men and women are affected differently by urinary tract diseases. Find out more about UTI symptoms, prevention and when to seek medical help.
The urinary tract
The urinary tract can become infected, usually by bacteria entering the urethra. Learn more about the symptoms of an infection and get self care tips here.
It is quite common for people to get infections in the urinary tract. Learn here about the main symptoms of urinary tract infections (UTIs) and cystitis.
Urinary problems self care
Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are common and there are a number of treatment options. Learn more about urinary problems self care here.
Cystitis is an inflammation of the bladder. Learn more about the signs, symptoms, treatments and self-care options and when to seek medical attention.
Most people only need catheters temporarily, although some people need to use them on permanent basis. Catheter problems can include leaking, blockages and the catheter tube falling out. Learn more about catheter problems here.
When you have urinary retention, it feels as though your bladder is full but you are unable to pass urine. If this condition come on suddenly, it is recommended you seek urgent medical attention. Learn more about urinary retention here.
If you have urinary incontinence (trouble controlling your bladder), a simple lifestyle change or treatment may be all that’s needed to cure or improve it, or to help you manage the condition. Learn more here.
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Incontinence and dementia
There are many ways to help with managing incontinence in a person with dementia.