Bladder and bowel
A healthy bladder and bowel is important for your overall health. Common problems like incontinence can affect men and women of all ages. Find out about bladder and bowel health, what to do if you have a problem, and what we’re doing to help improve bladder and bowel health in Australia.
National Continence Helpline
The National Continence Helpline is staffed by a team of continence nurse advisers and is available to anyone in Australia. It operates from 8am to 8pm (AEST) Monday to Friday.
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Did you know?
More than 5 million
Australians are currently living with continence problems.
This is likely to increase to 6.4 million by 2030
1 in 4 people
aged 85 and over experience severe incontinence
compared with 1 in 166 people aged under 65.
of people with urinary incontinence in the community are women
Source: Deloitte Access Economics – The economic impact of incontinence in Australia, 2011.