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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.

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Step-by-Step Guide to Performing Kegel Exercises

Kegel exercises strengthen the muscles – called the pelvic floor – that support your bladder, uterus,  and bowel (large intestine). These exercises were developed in the mid-20th century by Dr. Arnold H. Kegel, an American gynecologist, as a nonsurgical way to prevent people from leaking urine. A strong pelvic floor can help individuals who have… Continue reading Step-by-Step Guide to Performing Kegel Exercises

Brooke Phillips, CWCMS

Navigating the Holidays with Incontinence

For individuals dealing with incontinence, this festive period can bring anxiety and discomfort while trying to hide their incontinence diagnosis.

Paige Oyaga
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Eight Tips for Bladder Health

What is the Bladder? The bladder is a ballon-like hollow organ that collects and holds urine created by our kidneys. Urine contains the waste and fluids that remain after our body takes what it needs from what we eat and drink. The bladder is one of those body parts that we often don’t think about… Continue reading Eight Tips for Bladder Health

Brooke Phillips, CWCMS

Families Have Difficulty Affording Diapers

Diapers are important. Whether you are old or young, big or small, diapers are needed by everyone at some point in life. Unfortunately, not everyone has adequate access to this daily necessity. The Statistics According to a national study commissioned by the National Diaper Bank Network, 47% of families are experiencing unmet diaper need in… Continue reading Families Have Difficulty Affording Diapers

Allison Dalton

National Diaper Need Awareness Week

Diaper need is the inability to provide enough diapers to allow for babies and toddlers to be changed as often as necessary. 1 in 3 US families struggle to provide enough diapers to keep their babies and toddlers clean, dry, and healthy. Since the pandemic there has been an 86% increase in the number of… Continue reading National Diaper Need Awareness Week

Allison Dalton

Alzheimer’s Disease And Incontinence

Alzheimer’s Disease is the most common form of dementia, which is caused by a physical disease of the brain. Between 60 – 70% of those with Alzheimer’s will go on to suffer from incontinence issues.

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Incontinence Video Certificate Program

Video Certificate Program: Incontinence

Shield HealthCare’s Video Certificate Program is intended to provide basic insights into our Incontinence, Diabetes, Urology and Wound Care product lines. Join us for our 15-Minute Incontinence Overview Program! Incontinence is the partial or complete loss of bladder and/or bowel control. It’s often a symptom of other medical issues, and sometimes it’s the result of… Continue reading Video Certificate Program: Incontinence

Brooke Phillips, CWCMS

Bladder Irritants

Certain foods and drinks have been associated with worsening symptoms of urinary frequency, urgency, urge incontinence, or bladder pain. If you suffer from any of these conditions, you may wish to try eliminating one or more of these foods from your diet and see if your symptoms improve. If bladder symptoms are related to dietary… Continue reading Bladder Irritants

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kegel exercises to stop the leaks

Kegel Exercises to Stop Urine Leaks

You know that feeling when you get home, put the key in the door, and you get that sudden urge to urinate? You squeeze, tell yourself to hold it, cross your legs tightly, run to the toilet and _____. You fill in the blank. This phenomenon is commonly referred to as “The Key in the… Continue reading Kegel Exercises to Stop Urine Leaks

Anita Prinz, RN, MSN, CWOCN, WCC
women urinary incontinence

What Women Need to Know About Urinary Incontinence

Women experiencing urinary incontinence should know that they aren't alone and that management techniques and treatments are available.

Sarah Sanchez, NDTR
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