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About bladder and bowel health

About bladder and bowel health

Healthy bladder and bowel habits can help you avoid bladder and bowel control problems such as incontinence.  Incontinence can have a major impact on your quality of life. If you or someone you know is affected by incontinence it's important to remember that:

  • you're not alone - almost 4.8 million Australians are affected by

  • it affects both men and women, regardless of your age
    or background

  • it can be treated, managed and in many cases cured, and 

  • there are many avenues of help available.

More information is available at

The Deloitte Access Economics report The economic impact of incontinence in Australia explores the  current prevalence and economic impact of incontinence in Australia and provides an outline of the future projected growth of this burden. Read more about the report launch in June 2011.