INNOVO is proud to support The World Federation of Incontinence Patients (WFIP), a global organisation for sufferers of incontinence and related pelvic floor disorders. The WFIP is dedicated to the awareness, advocacy and action for the people living with these conditions. The INNOVO team, and our parent company Atlantic Therapeutics, work closely with the WFIP, and together we strive to support the needs of these patients to break the taboos surrounding these all-too-common conditions.
On Tuesday 25 February, the WFIP are holding a workshop in London on the theme of ‘The Economic Impact of Incontinence’. The INNOVO team are excited to be exhibiting and presenting at this prestigious event and will be introducing some highlights from recent research on the health economic impact of the INNOVO technology as a conservative therapy for the treatment of incontinence. There will also be discussions with patients about their personal experiences with incontinence and of course, using INNOVO to treat their condition.
This event will be held at the headquarters of the National Council for Voluntary Organisations in Kings Cross, London and is being run in collaboration with Bladder Health UK and the Bladder and Bowel Foundation UK.
To find out more about the work of the WFIP, and about this exciting event, please visit www.wfip.org.
The financial cost of bladder weakness
Bladder weakness affects between 3-6 million people in the UK annually, with sales of incontinence products reaching £180 million in the UK alone in 2016.
The emotional cost of bladder weakness is an obvious one. The anxiety that the fear of leaks can bring into your life is something any person dealing with this condition can relate to. It can have a detrimental effect on your well-being and your relationships.
The financial cost is less obvious. The deceptively ‘affordable’ and routine purchasing of pads as part of your weekly grocery shop might seem like a sensible way of managing leaks, but these costs accumulate and do nothing to solve the issue.
Try our pad calculator below to find out how much you’re spending each year...