Managing your bladder


Managing your bladder looks at why bladder problems can be part of MS and provides a practical approach to their management. It includes comments and tips from people with MS who know what it is like to live with bladder problems.

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Around 75 in every 100 people with MS experience bladder problems and these symptoms can have a big impact on your everyday life. However this is an area where successful treatments are available and straightforward lifestyle changes can make a real difference. These treatments and lifestyle changes can stop bladder problems impacting, or having as much impact, on your daily life.

This book aims to provide practical ideas and suggestions that will help you manage your bladder problems.

It contains information on these key topics:

  • Talking about bladder problems
  • When should I contact a health professional?
    • What will happen at my appointment?
  • How your bladder works
    • What can happen in MS?
  • Problems storing your urine
    • Urgency and frequency
    • Treatment options
  • Problems emptying your bladder
    • Retention, hesitancy and intermittency
    • Treatment options
  • Bladder accidents
  • Urinary tract infection (UTI)
    • Treatment options
    • Tips for preventing UTIs
  • Getting to know your bladder
    • Keeping a bladder diary
  • Tips to improve bladder function
  • Working with your health professionals
  • Living well with bladder problems
  • Sources of help and support

Printed publication, Digital download

Publication information

Date published: November 2023
Pages: 40
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