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Welcome to our Incontinence Community! Whether a temporary symptom or a permanent condition, incontinence can sometimes be a challenge. But with the right tools and care, living with incontinence can be more comfortable.

We’re here for you – from your first experience with incontinence, through when you’re empowered and in control of it – not the other way around. Start with our resources below to familiarize yourself with incontinence, its causes and treatments, and how to live well with incontinence.

Here you’ll find answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about living with incontinence. Our resources are meant to educate and empower you to take control over your experience with incontinence, and to live better. Feel free to comment on any of the articles with questions you may have, and we will do our best to respond to them in a timely manner.

Shield HealthCare offers monthly educational webinars on a variety of topics. Once these webinars conclude, they are added to our on-demand archive. Check out our incontinence webinars and videos to learn more about living well with incontinence, skin issues caused by incontinence, tips for managing fecal incontinence and much more.

kegel

How to Do Kegel Exercises (And Why They’re Important)

Kegel exercises: one of the few exercises you can (safely) do while waiting at a red light!...

Aimee Sharp
medical mesh

Pelvic Mesh Under Fire: What Should Individuals with Prolapsed Organs Do?

Last month, the FDA ordered the 2 remaining manufacturers of vaginal mesh for pelvic organ prolapse to stop sales. What's next? Here are things to consider.

Brooke Phillips, CWCMS
medications and their effects on incontinence

Medications and Their Effects on Incontinence

Original article by Prevail on Prevail.com Although medications are not necessarily a factor in all...

Brooke Phillips, CWCMS
Challenges of Living with Incontinence

Recorded Webinar – Reducing the Stigma: Social and Emotional Challenges of Living with Incontinence

Watch this recorded webinar. 1 CE Contact Hour Available (Provided by Capital Nursing Education). In this session we explore the stigma that few other common medical disorders are faced with today, along with practical interventions and ways to change the conversation.

Danny Nguyen

Reducing the Stigma of Incontinence

Although millions of adults live with incontinence, many don't discuss it. But there are a number of ways to overcome the stigma of incontinence.

Stephanie Struyck Elgin
Accidents Happen

Accidents Happen

What To Do After An Incontinent Episode For the most part, the human body is a wonder of nature, a...

Aaron Baker
Pull-ups Vs. Briefs

Pull-ups Vs. Briefs

We recently had a comment on our site asking what the difference was between adult pull-ups and...

Aimee Sharp
Yoga for Incontinence

Yoga for Incontinence? Evidence Is Lacking

By Nicholas Bakalar for The New York Times Yoga exercises are often recommended to help control...

Aimee Sharp
Expert Tips About Incontinence

Video: 7 Expert Tips About Incontinence

In these expert tips about incontinence, we cover speaking with your doctor, diet, weight, kegel exercises, leakage, embarrassment, and UTIs.

Aimee Sharp
Change Incontinence Briefs

Video: How to Change Incontinence Briefs – Tips for Caregivers

In this video, we shows caregivers how to change incontinence briefs (also known as an adult brief or diaper) on another person.

Aimee Sharp