03 Poor Bowel Control
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Brochure

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This brochure explains what poor bowel control is, what causes it and how it can be helped.

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07 Dementia and Bladder and Bowel Control
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Brochure

PDF


This brochure explains why dementia may cause or make urinary incontinence and faecal incontinence worse. It offers management strategies for incontinence and where to go for help.

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Arthritis and bladder and bowel control
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Fact sheet

PDF


This fact sheet provides information about arthritis and how it can affect bladder and bowel control.

Caring for Someone with Bladder or Bowel Problems
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Booklet

PDF


A guide for family carers who are caring for someone with incontinence. It includes practical ways to manage bladder and bowel control problems.

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Chronic Heart Failure and Bladder and Bowel Control
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Fact sheet

PDF


This fact sheet explains how some of the symptoms and treatments of chronic heart failure can lead to bladder and bowel problems. It provides tips on how to manage bladder and bowel problems and where to get help.

Constipation and Bladder and Bowel Control
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Fact sheet

PDF


This fact sheet explains what constipation is and how it can affect bladder control. It suggests strategies for improvement and where to get help.

Constipation and Bowel Control
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Fact sheet

PDF


This fact sheet explains what constipation is, how to prevent it and where to get help.
Constipation is a common disorder where bowel actions (poo or faeces) are not easily and/or less frequently passed.

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Diabetes and Bladder and Bowel Control
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Fact sheet

PDF


People with diabetes commonly experience problems controlling their bladder and bowel. This fact sheet explains how diabetes can affect bladders and bowels. It also provides tips on how to prevent and manage incontinence.

Diabetes and bladder or bowel problems
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Brochure

PDF


For Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, this brochure explains how diabetes affects the bladder and bowel and can lead to wetting yourself. It explains how to improve the problem and where to go for help.

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Grog and bladder or bowel problems
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Brochure

PDF


For Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, this brochure explains how alcohol affects the bladder and bowel and can lead to urinary incontinence and faecal incontinence. It offers tips on how you can help the problem and where to go for help.

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Healthy Bladder and Bowel Habits
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Brochure

PDF


This brochure outlines the five steps to help men and women keep in control of their bladder and bowel.

Healthy Bladder and Bowel Habits - Easy English
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Booklet

PDF


This booklet outlines the five steps to help men and women keep in control of their bladder and bowel

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Healthy Diet and Bowels
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Booklet

PDF


Describes the importance of fibre and how to increase fibre in your diet. Also describes how fibre and fluids work together.

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How to Have Better Bowel Control - Easy English
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Booklet

PDF


This booklet explains what poor bowel control is, what causes it and how it can lead to faecal incontinence. Find out how it can be helped.

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How your bowel (poo) works (for kids to read)
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Brochure

PDF


This brochure is designed for children and explains in simple terms how the bowel works and tips for good bowel management.

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Improving Bowel Function After Bowel Surgery for Bowel Cancer Practical Advice
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Booklet

PDF


This booklet explains in detail how and why bowel function changes after bowel surgery and gives tips and advice for bowel management and care post surgery.

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Looking After Your Bowel: A Guide to Improving Bowel Function
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Booklet

PDF


Bowel problems such as constipation and faecal incontinence affect many people. This booklet provides an overview of bowel problems, how to improve bowel function and contact details for professional help and advice.

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Menopause and Bladder and Bowel Control
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Fact sheet

PDF


This fact sheet explains how the physical symptoms of menopause impacts a woman's control of her bladder and bowel and what can be done about it.

Mental Illness and Bladder and Bowel Control
Type
Fact sheet

PDF


This fact sheet explains how poor mental health can increase a person's risk of bladder and bowel control problems. It provides tips on how to prevent and manage incontinence.

Solving common bowel problems for people with spinal cord injury
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Booklet

PDF


This booklet is an excellent resource for people with a spinal cord injury who have bowel problems. It will assist in assessing and developing an individualised bowel management program. It is also suitable for people caring for someone with a spinal cord injury and a bowel problem.

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Stroke and Bladder and Bowel Control
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Fact sheet

PDF


This fact sheet provides information about bladder and bowel control after a stroke, including the causes, types of control problems and where to get help.

The Continence Guide: A Guide to Bladder and Bowel Health
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Booklet

PDF


A guide for anyone experiencing or caring for someone with bladder or bowel problems. It covers the types and causes of incontinence and the treatment and management options available.

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Last Updated: Wed 23, Dec 2020
Last Reviewed: Sun 22, Mar 2020