25 September 2023

Up to 45% of Europeans have been incontinent in past 12 months, says EAU

This week is Urology Week, and the European Association of Urology (EAU) is encouraging men across Europe who are experiencing continence symptoms to speak with their doctor and seek treatment options.

In a multi-lingual awareness-raising campaign named “An urge to act”, EAU is pointing out that up to 45% of Europeans have been incontinent at least once in the past 12 months, while less than a third ever seek healthcare support. Many men will be experiencing incontinence as the result of treatment for prostate cancer.

“Continence health problems are a major health issue impacting not only patients but their loved ones, national health systems, the economy, the environment, and society,” says EAU. “The Patient Office of the EAU hosts a library of resources for not only clinicians, but also patients to access to better understand their conditions and communicate their symptoms better with their primary care physician.”

The resources available include: