There are a number of common illnesses that may affect the bladder and/or bowel, such as Dementia, as well as a number of other illnesses listed below.
As well as urinary incontinence, there are a number of medical conditions that can affect the function of your bladder. Some of these conditions can manifest themselves in similar ways to incontinence, so it is important to seek help from your doctor or a continence advisor to identify the cause of your bladder problem.
- Bladder cancer
- Bladder stones
- Kidney cancer
- Kidney disease
- Overactive bladder
- Prostate cancer
- Shy bladder
As well as constipation, diarrhoea, faecal incontinence and rectal prolapse, there are a number of medical conditions that can affect the function of your bowel. Some of these conditions can manifest themselves in similar ways to constipation and incontinence, so it is important to seek help from your doctor or a continence advisor to identify the cause of your bowel problem.
- Bowel cancer
- Crohn's disease
- Diverticulosis and diverticulitis
- Irritable bowel
eHealth Record System
It can be hard to keep track of all your health information when you’re regularly treated by different healthcare professionals,. The Australian Government’s personally controlled eHealth record system will help you to take control of your health information and help your doctors to provide you with the care you need.
An eHealth record means you, and the healthcare organisations you authorise, can quickly access information regarding your health. Benefits include:
- a summary of your most important health information will mean your healthcare professionals have a good understanding of your health status.
- better connected health records will mean you will not have to remember every medication or health-related incident, or repeat unnecessary tests.
- doctors and other healthcare professionals at the healthcare organisations you authorise will be able to access key information, such as details of previous adverse reactions to medications or allergies.
- you can also keep your own notes in your eHealth record to better track your progress and response to treatments and medication.
To register for your eHealth record, or for more information, visit www.ehealth.gov.au.