Bladder weakness, also known as urinary incontinence, describes the condition when the bladder leaks involuntarily. The problem can vary in severity and people with bladder weakness can lose relatively small to large quantities of urine at any one time.
Urinary incontinence symptoms usually depend on the type you have, with stress incontinence caused when the bladder is under pressure, such as when coughing or laughing, while urge incontinence is when you feel a sudden urge to pass urine.
The condition affects both women and men, with between three and six million people suffering from urinary incontinence in the UK. It tends to be more common in women overall due to pregnancy, childbirth and the menopause, but it is estimated that one in nine men experience bladder weakness.
Links Pharmacy stock a comprehensive selection of incontinence products for both men and women, from leading incontinence brands such as Tena. Our range includes disposable and washable incontinence pads and pants, such as the best-selling Tena Slip, in a variety of sizes and pack types.