For pharmacists and pharmacy assistants, addressing continence issues can be challenging. In this article we cover some common issues that your customers might be experiencing and the best ways to address them.
Who might be at risk of developing continence issues?
Many people may develop continence issues but the key at risk groups include:
Beth became Patron of the Continence Foundation of Australia in 2013 with the aim of helping lift the stigma associated with talking about, and seeking help for, this debilitating condition. She is keen to open the floodgates of conversation about incontinence and bowel and bladder health.
Few people relish the thought of discussing their toilet habits with a GP. You should never feel embarrassed about discussing incontinence with a doctor. They are professionally-trained to relate to such matters.
Doctors are accustomed to dealing with issues of an intimate nature, including bladder and bowel problems. Do not let nerves stop you from taking the first step. The first time you discuss it is the hardest. But the more you talk about it, the easier it will become.