If you’re susceptible to getting a urinary tract infection (UTI) and cystitis repeatedly there are ways to prevent this.

A UTI is an infection in any part of your urinary system — your kidneys, ureters, bladder and urethra.  Women are at greater risk of developing a UTI than are men and there are over 3 million GP visits about cystitis taking place in the UK every year.

Below are some tips and advice on how to reduce your risks of getting UTIs and cystitis:

1) Cut out any bad habits -  go to the toilet often and drinking plenty of water. 

Cystitis is commonly caused by bacteria entering the bladder through the urethra.  Not going to the toilet frequently or not emptying the bladder fully, and wiping from back to front can make you more prone to urine infections.  Not drinking enough water causes dehydration, which makes the urine more concentrated. This can irritate the urethra and can make passing urine more painful.  Aim to drink at least eight glasses of water each day, and go to the toilet often to flush the bacteria away from the bladder.

2) Check with your GP that you don’t have underlying condition.

If you keep getting a reoccurring cystitis then it might be worth checking with your GP that you don’t have a underlying condition.  Some women with diabetes can be more prone to bladder infections due to poor sugar control, impaired immunity and incomplete emptying of the bladder.

3) Ensure you are wearing the right underwear.

Wearing tightly fitting underwear can trap moisture in the intimate areas and allow infections to take hold.  Cotton knickers are best and ideally don’t wear knickers at night.

4) Post sex etiquette – pass urine after sex where possible.

If women don’t pass urine after sex, they are also more likely to get cystitis.  The action of sex means that you are more likely to get bacteria into the urethra whether you use protection or not.  Therefore urinate where possible after sex and you will flush out bacteria before it takes hold.

5) Treat cystitis quickly and early to avoid further complications

If left undiagnosed and untreated, cystitis can become very serious. If cystitis continues, the infection can go into the kidneys, causing loin pain and fever.  If you are diagnosed with cystitis, you should drink plenty of water as this will help you flush out the infection through frequent urination. Cranberry juice is also commonly taken. This is because the ingredients in cranberries can make it more difficult for bacteria to stick to the bladder wall.

If you need any support with incontinence products and especially some pure cotton washable incontinence pants do take a look at our incontinence product range online.

Kind regards

Incontinence UK


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SAVE £5 off Bed Products for National Bed Month

Products from £4.99!

March is National Bed Month a campaign organised by The Sleep Council.   Here at Incontinence UK we are keen to ensure you get a good night’s sleep for National Bed Month by offering a saving of £5 off when you spend over £75 on some incontinence bed products!

If you or a loved one suffer from incontinence at night; then you know how important it is to keep both the person and the bed dry in order to get a good night’s sleep.   Take a look at our best-selling disposable and washable incontinence bed products from as little as £4.99!                           

Other bed & chair incontinence brands include:

Please quote BED18 when ordering online or by telephone to claim your £5 off. 

Please visit our website for the full range of incontinence bed products.

Best Wishes

Incontinence UK Team


*£5 off available on all incontinence bed orders over £75 when ordering before 31st March 2018.

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Great news all delayed orders from last week’s snow were dispatched Monday 5th March so all orders should have been received yesterday or today and all new orders are going out on next day delivery.   Big thank you to the warehouse team for catching up so quickly.

Thank you for your patience and sorry for any inconvenience caused.

Kind regards

Incontinence UK Team

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Unfortunately due to the dreadful winter weather; our warehouse in Wales are still not able to get any parcels shipped out today (all the couriers have been called off the road). Therefore all orders received from 2pm on Wednesday 28th February this week will now be dispatched on Monday 5th March and you should hopefully (weather permitting) receive them Tuesday 6th March.

Customers can order online or by telephone as usual and orders received from Monday 5th March all orders should be back to deliveries as usual (next working day).

Sorry for any inconvenience caused and stay safe and warm in this dreadful weather.

Kind regards

Incontinence UK Team

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Last orders for our New Year Special Offer of £10 off when you spend over £100 on Incontinence UK.  This offer is coming to an end today so hurry to get your incontinence products at a discounted price!

Please quote NY2018 when ordering online or via telephone to claim your £10 off.

We have everything available from pads to incontinence pants and bedding and chair seat covers.Best Wishes

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Being overweight can make your bladder and incontinence issues worse as extra weight may put pressure on pelvic floor muscles which can become weak so it is recommended where possible to try to lose a few pounds and do regular exercise.   Below are some of the best workouts to help with your incontinence symptoms.


Unlike running, jumping, or rock climbing, yoga doesn’t involve constant up-down movement and force from the exercise. It involves controlled movement, making it perfect for women who may have issues with incontinence.

Most yoga poses require that you engage your core—a group of muscles that includes your abs, diaphragm, pelvic floor, back, glutes, and more—for strength and balance. And when you work those muscles consistently, you can get a serious leg up on your symptoms. What’s more, the therapeutic meditation involved in yoga also helps you take your urinary problem in stride.


On the same wavelength as yoga, Pilates also does wonders for the pelvic floor muscles. With Pilates reformer classes, for example, you use a specialized machine called a “reformer” to do traditional moves—like bridges—to build a strong core and improve balance.

The bridge series of Pilate’s reformer is done lying supine so there is no downward pressure, and you utilize the resistance of straps to strengthen your inner thighs and pelvic floor, in the standing series, you stand on the reformer and move the platform side to side with your legs, again utilizing your inner thighs and Kegels.


If it’s a more comprehensive workout you’re after, a swim is one of the most effective ways to burn fat and tone every muscle in your body. Plus, the gravity-defying weightlessness of being in the water brings much-needed relief to overburdened bladders.

Swimming laps [or doing water aerobics] is low impact, and there is no pressure on the pelvic floor muscle.   It is therefore an excellent choice for people who suffer from stress incontinence.”


Bridge: While lying on your back, place a pillow between your knees and squeeze your legs together as you tighten your pelvic floor. Holding the squeeze, tighten your lower abs and engage your glutes to raise your bum off the floor and create a bridge with your body. Making sure to avoid using your shoulder muscles, hold your body up for 15 seconds and then lower back down. Repeat five times per set, for three sets.

Plank: While lying face-down, lift your body up on your elbows and toes, with your spine in a straight line and your arms placed directly below your shoulders. Activate your pelvic floor by squeezing your inner thighs together, and do not allow your hips to drop on either side. To start, hold the plank for 30 seconds, rest, and repeat three times. Work your way up to a one-minute hold.

Clamshell: Lying on your side with knees bent, lift the knee of your top leg toward the ceiling, keeping your feet together. Ensure that your head, shoulders, hips, and feet are aligned—as if you’re lying against an imaginary wall—and that your hips do not roll backward during the exercise. Do 10 reps on each side per set, working up to three sets.

Bird Dog: In a table top position (on all fours, with your hands placed directly underneath your shoulders and your knees placed directly beneath your hips), tighten your core muscles while keeping your spine neutral. (Don’t let you back sag or arch.) Extend one arm and the opposite leg straight out at the same time. Return to starting position, and then repeat on the other side. Continue alternating sides, 10 times each per set, and work your way up to three sets.

Side Plank: While lying on your side—with your arm bent at 90 degrees at the elbow, and with your feet and hips stacked one on top of the other—lift your body up on your elbow and your bottom foot as you activate your pelvic floor. Keeping your head, hips, and spine in a straight line, hold the side plank for 30 seconds, and then repeat on the other side. Repeat three times on each side, and work your way up to a one-minute hold on each side.

For all your incontinence needs please visit www.incontinenceuk.co.uk as we have everything available from incontinence pads to incontinence pants and bed and chair products including the Depend Active Fit Pants for Women and the Depend Real Fit Pants for Men.    Lightweight cotton like fabric designed to look and feel like normal underwear so perfect to wear when doing exercise.

Best Wishes

Incontinence UK Team


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Many of our customers struggle with incontinence at night so we wanted to let you know that you are not alone.  There are several ways to head off night time urinary incontinence. Try the following tips:

  1. Limit your intake of fluid either just after dinner or a couple of hours prior to bedtime.
  2. Reduce your intake of bladder irritants like caffeine and alcohol, especially in the evening.
  3. Elevate your legs when resting during the afternoon, which will stimulate the flow of fluid in the body. Compression stockings also could help.
  4. Use bladder training exercises to improve your urinary control. Practice holding on to your urine during the daytime.
  5. Purchase a bedwetting alarm. This device wakes you up when you begin to wet yourself, either with a sound or a vibration. Often these alarms can help train your body to wake you up before you wet the bed.

It can take some time to get a handle on your night time urinary incontinence. While you work on that, there are products available to help protect your bed and linens from urine or night time accidents.

Mattress covers – plastic covers are a cheap and easy solution, but they can be sweaty and uncomfortable. For a little more money, purchase newer water-repellent fabric covers that breathe and allow your body sweat to evaporate. These covers are also available for pillows, blankets, duvets, and sleeping bags.

Absorbent briefs and pads. Absorbent underwear can be worn at night to absorb urine from night-time urinary incontinence. As a backup, you also can place absorbent incontinence pads between you and the mattress, in case any urine leaks from the briefs. These absorbent products are available in washable and disposable form. When purchasing a bed pad, keep in mind that the longer, wider, and thicker it is, the less likely it is to leak.

If you have a problem with urinary incontinence at night, discuss your options with your doctor and experiment until you find a solution that helps you sleep more peacefully.

Please visit the Incontinence UK website for a wide range of incontinence products and products for night time.

Best Wishes

Incontinence UK Team



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Incontinence UK is delighted to announce that Incontinence UK has been awarded for the fifth year in a row the Feefo Gold Trusted Service Award, an independent seal of excellence that recognises businesses for delivering exceptional experiences, rated by real customers. #FeefoTrusted.

This independent Feefo accreditation is awarded to websites that have consistently delivered great customer service and is based on the feedback received directly from our customers!

Jemma Dunn, Incontinence UK Director commented: “It’s a real honour to receive this Gold Service Award from Feefo once again and for the fifth year in a row. To be recognised for delivering exceptional experiences to our customers is a great achievement.”

Some of our recent feedback includes:

  • Excellent.  Prompt very efficient deliver.  Don’t overcharge for where we live (Scottish Highlands )
  • Very pleased….excellent products and very efficient service.
  • An easy way to get necessary aids quickly and efficiently.  It is a very easy web to navigate. Being an elderly silver surfer I always expect things to be difficult – Incontinence UK has never worried me, and I have used it for some time. Deliveries are very prompt, and now I have managed to save 5 vouchers, which promise me £25 off my next order! I know I could get pads through the NHS, but prefer privacy. Also getting NHS pads for my 90 year old husband means I need to accommodate his 3 month’s supply all in one go!
  • Just perfect. Items are just what I wanted arrived on the date they stated will use them again.
  • Friendly service, staff remember who I am and find my information quickly. Quick efficient and kind service
  • The site is easy to use. Repeat orders are easy to make. Deliveries are very prompt. As an 83 year old customer, this is all that’s needed – an easy uncomplicated access.
  • Brilliant.  We have been using you for a while now.  Absolutely no complaints what so ever. Excellent service.
  • I would like to thank you for your customer care and service.  Many other companies could learn from you!

Thank you for all your feedback both good and bad and as a business we are always wanting to improve our product and service offering.  Although we are really pleased with our current positive rating we will always strive for 100%!   If you have any issues or outstanding queries do let us know and we will deal with them immediately.  To see our latest rating results click here.

Best wishes

Incontinence UK


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Getting through the workday can be a challenge if you have an overactive bladder. Making certain changes to your routine can help control incontinence, so you’ll feel more confident on the job.

  1. Your nerves may be especially frayed if you’re worried about visible leakage. Put your mind at ease by wearing dark trousers or a skirt, which will hide small amounts of moisture. You can also keep a jacket or cardigan handy to tie around your waist in a pinch, as well as carrying an extra set of underwear.
  2. One way to avoid accidents is to go to the bathroom at set times, for example, try going every hour or every two hours. It may take a little trial and error to find the schedule that works best for you.
  3. When you feel the urge, wait a minute or two before heading to the bathroom. Use deep breathing or other relaxation techniques to extend the amount of time you can “hold it” until you are urinating every three to four hours.
  4. Caffeine may help you stay alert during a long meeting, but in some people, coffee can irritate the bladder, which intensifies nature’s call. This may be true even of decaffeinated coffee.
  5. Strengthening your pelvic floor muscles may improve some types of urinary leakage. Do pelvic floor exercises regularly – squeeze the muscles you would use if you were trying to stop the flow of urine.  Hold for three seconds, then relax. Work up to three sets of 10.
  6. Ask Your Doctor about Medication – If incontinence related to overactive bladder interferes with your ability to do your job or other daily activities, talk to your doctor about medication. Doctors believe that these prescription drugs work by relaxing the bladder muscles and preventing muscle spasms of the bladder.

There is a wide variety at the incontinence products on the market which are mainly separated into washable and disposable solutions. However, for those who opt for the more reusable option, there are a large number of unique benefits to be had.

What are the benefits of Disposable products?incontinence pads

Disposable products are able to offer much higher absorbency levels when compared to washable products. There is also a much larger range of choice, ranging from slim line insert pads for light incontinence to large All In One products and Pull Up Pants capable of dealing with heavy levels of incontinence.

What are the benefits of Washable products?

Washable products can have a cost advantage over disposable products. Initial costs can be higher because the products can be reused many times, the costs, in the long run, are reduced when compared to disposable products.   Also some of the washable incontinence pants look like normal underwear but have a built in pad which are discreet and easy to use especially whilst at work.

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Incontinence UK Team


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This Month is National Heart Month and once again the British Heart Foundation are trying to encourage everybody to take a step towards living a healthier lifestyle.

Understanding heart conditions isn’t an easy task – there are lots of different types and knowing how the heart works is more helpful when trying to learn about these conditions.  But looking at the facts will benefit yourself and the people you love in the long run.

Managing your diet, keeping fit, and watching your blood pressure are just a few important factors.   The British Heart Foundation’s webpage has information about heart diseases and how you can beat them.

Here are some heart-friendly things you can do:

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Today is Valentine’s Day and we hope that you have a good one. Why not give your partner or loved one a healthy and refreshing.

A refreshing sparkling blood orange mocktail recipe packed with healthy nutrients. Each sip infuses turmeric, ginger, fresh squeezed juice, mint, and rosemary.


  • 1 cup blood orange juice, plus 2 orange slices for garnish
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 cup club soda, or sparkling mineral water
  • Sweetener, (honey, maple syrup, agave) if desired
  • 4 mint leaves
  • 2 springs rosemary


  1. In a medium-sized bowl whisk together blood orange juice, ginger powder, and turmeric powder.
  2. Add ice to each glass.
  3. Pour 1/2 cup of blood orange juice mixture into each glass and 1/2 cup club soda.
  4. Add sweetener if desired and stir.
  5. Add mint, rosemary and orange slice in each glass.

Some of the symptoms and treatments of heart failure or heart disease may lead to bladder and bowel problems e.g. frequent passing urine in the toilet and feeling a sudden, strong desire to pass urine leaking urine while rushing to the toilet i.e. urge incontinence.

If you are suffering from either urge incontinence issues please see our Incontinence UK website for our wide range of incontinence products and brands.  We stock a range of disposable incontinence pads and incontinence pants all available for prompt next day delivery.

Best Wishes

Incontinence UK Team



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