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Kidneys and bladder37 resources in total. To see which languages this resource is available in, click on its title.
Title: All about chronic kidney disease
Summary: Kidney disease is called a 'silent disease' as there are often no warnings. It is not uncommon for people to lose up to 90% of their kidney function before getting any symptoms.
Title: All about eGFR fact sheets
Summary: The estimated Glomerular Filtration Rate (eGFR) is a value indicating how well your kidneys filter waste from your blood as well as helping to identify the presence of kidney damage
Title: Are you at risk of kidney disease?
Summary: 1 in 3 Australians is at risk of kidney disease. This poster covers: What is kidney disease? Am I at risk of kidney disease? What are the signs of kidney disease? What is a kidney health check? Can early detection help? What are treatment options for end stage kidney disease?
Title: A guide to help you manage your catheter and drainage bags
Summary: A catheter can make a difference to your quality of life and it can be a big adjustment for you. This information will help you manage some of the physical aspects of living with a catheter
Title: Bedwetting in childhood
Summary: Bed-wetting is common. About one in every five children in Australia wets the bed. Bed-wetting can run in families and is more common in boys than girls before the age of nine years. It can be upsetting for the child and stressful for the whole family. The good news is that you can get help.
Title: Bedwetting teenagers and young adults
Summary: This translated brochure provides information for bedwetting teenagers and young adults including what causes bedwetting, how it can be helped, and chances of becoming dry. It also describes how common it is and whether there is help available.
Title: Bladder control check up
Summary: This leaflet is to help people get ready for a bladder control check up.
Title: Bladder control problem?
Summary: If you have bladder control problems, ask for help. You don't have to put up with it.
Title: Constipation and bowel control
Summary: This fact sheet explains what constipation is, suggests some ideas for improvement and tells you where to get more help.
Title: Continence products
Summary: This translated resource provides information on continence products that are used to manage the symptoms of poor bladder and bowel control. It describes what they are, what types of continence products are available, what to think about when choosing a product and some information on who pays for continence products.
Title: Dementia and bladder and bowel control
Summary: People with dementia have memory loss and may be confused and not know where they are. This can cause or make bladder and bowel control problems worse.
Title: Expecting a baby? Bladder and bowel control problems
Summary: A translated resource for pregnant women who may be experiencing problems with bladder and bowel control. The resource covers information such as how to know when there is a problem, likelihood of getting bladder and bowel problems, having caesarean births and information on pelvic floor muscles.
Title: Financial assistance for continence products
Summary: Most people with incontinence use continence products such as pads, catheters or bedding protection to manage their condition. The Australian Government and State and Territory Governments offer a range of continence subsidy schemes to help offset some of these costs.
Title: Good bladder habits for everyone
Summary: You need good bladder habits for a healthy life.
Title: Healthy bladder and bowel habits
Summary: This factsheet is about how to keep your bladder and bowel healthy.
Title: Home choice automated peritoneal dialysis
Summary: This is information for clients and carers who have chosen to use a dialysis machine at home. The instructions provide information about using the machine and minimising the risk of infection.
Title: How to have better bladder control in Easy English
Summary: This fact sheet is about how to have better bladder control.
Title: Incontinence: a problem in anyone's language
Summary: Incontinence is the unwanted and involuntary leakage of urine or faeces. It affects people from all cultures and it is not normal. The good news is incontinence can be treated, and in many cases cured. This flyer advertises that information is available in various languages.
Title: Kidney transplant factsheet: a treatment option
Summary: When kidney failure becomes very advanced, your kidneys are so damaged they can no longer do their job. A transplant is a treatment for kidney failure but it is not a cure. A transplant potentially offers a more active life and a longer life, free from dialysis as well as dietary restrictions. However, your new kidney needs a lifetime of care.
Title: Linking kidney health, heart health, blood pressure and diabetes
Summary: This translated fact sheet explains how people who have diabetes, high blood pressure (hypertension) and/or cardiovascular disease are at an increased risk of chronic kidney disease. It focuses on identifying the signs and risk factors, as well as choosing a healthy lifestyle.
Title: Looking after yourself with chronic kidney disease
Summary: Once you have been diagnosed with kidney disease there are many actions you can take to slow down the damage to your kidneys and keep you away from treatment such as dialysis and transplantation for as long as possible.
Title: National Continence helpline
Summary: The National Continence Helpline is a free telephone advisory service staffed by a team of continence nurse advisors who provide information, education and advice to callers with bladder and or bowel problems which may include incontinence, constipation, failure of bladder to empty or who are caring for someone with such conditions.
Title: Nocturia - going to the toilet at night
Summary: This translated document describes what nocturia is and its causes, which include (but are not limited to) heart problems, kidney problems, and diabetes (type 1 and 2). It also covers issues with lowering intake of liquids, what a person should do and how it can be treated.
Title: Normal bowel function - Preventing constipation
Summary: The pelvic floor is made up of a network of muscles and nerves which control both bladder and bowel function. Good bowel habits help to protect these muscles and mimimise the risk of both bladder and bowel incontinence.
Title: Nutrition & kidney failure
Summary: When you have chronic kidney disease, diet can be an important part of your treatment. Your recommended diet may change over time if your kidney condition or medical treatment changes.
Title: One in three women who ever had a baby wet themselves
Summary: Women who have ever had a baby are nearly three times more likely to leak urine and wet themselves, than women who have not had a baby. The more babies you have, the more chance there is that you will leak urine and wet yourself.
Title: Overactive bladder and urgency
Summary: The bladder is a muscle which contracts to empty the bladder when it is full and you are ready to empty. An overactive bladder means the bladder contracts before it is full. It can sometimes contract when you are not ready (link to bilingual resource)
Title: Pelvic floor muscle exercises
Summary: This fact sheet is about how to make your pelvic floor muscles strong and healthy
Title: Pelvic floor muscle training for women
Summary: The document explains how to keep your pelvic floor muscles strong. The floor of the pelvis is made up of layers of muscle and other tissues. These layers stretch like a hammock from the tailbone at the back, to the pubic bone in front.
Summary: The document explains what is a vaginal (or pelvic organ) prolapse is.
Title: Surgery for bladder control problems in women
Summary: Many women leak urine or wet themselves when they cough, sneeze or exercise (this is called stress incontinence). While there are many treatments to try first, some women need to have surgery for this problem.
Title: The prostate and bladder problems
Summary: The prostate is a gland that only men have. It is about the size of a walnut and sits below the neck of the bladder surrounding the bladder outlet (the urethra).
Title: Tips to help you empty your bladder
Summary: This handout is intended for women who are predisposed to urinary retention post gynaecological surgery, gynaecological procedures or for any woman post the birth of a baby.
Title: Treatment options fact sheet for Acute Kidney Failure
Summary: A sudden drop in kidney function is called Acute Kidney Failure. It is often short lived and treatment is only for a short while. More often kidney function worsens over a number of years and is called chronic kidney disease. Eventually it fails permanently and when there is only about 10 percent of function left, dialysis or a kidney transplant is needed. This resource discusses possible treatment options
Title: Trial of void
Summary: Trial of void is a test to check bladder function. This is an instructional fact sheet for patients of the Women's explaining the procedure.
Title: Urodynamics bladder test
Summary: This factsheet is for women who are patients of the Royal Women's Hospital and are having an urodynamics bladder test to investigate their bladder problems.
Title: What you need to know about your supra pubic catheter
Summary: A supra pubic catheter can be required for several reasons - urinary incontinence, urinary retention, post gynaecological surgery or other health problems. This resource is intended to provide instructions on caring for supra pubic catheters.
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