Incontinence Community

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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 exercises to stop the leaks

Hold That Key in the Door! Kegel Exercises to Stop the Leaks

You know that feeling when you get home, put the key in the door, and you get that sudden urge to...

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
lifestyle changes that help manage incontinence

Lifestyle Changes that Help Manage Incontinence

Urinary incontinence can be effectively treated by making some changes to your lifestyle including limiting caffeine, alcohol, diet and more.

Stephanie Struyck Elgin
multiple sclerosis

The Mysterious Roots of Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis, meaning multiple areas of scarring, is a disease of the central nervous system (brain, spinal cord, and optic nerves).

Sarah Sanchez, NDTR

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

Although medications are not necessarily a factor in all incontinence, below is a breakdown of...

Brooke Phillips, CWCMS

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 Incontinence 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