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Incontinence Insights Newsletter – Volume 2

Brooke Phillips, CWCMS
Editor | Shield HealthCare
01/23/14  7:28 PM PST
Incontinence Insights

Don’t miss the latest Incontinence Insights Newsletter with important information from Shield HealthCare’s on-staff incontinence and urological product specialists!

In this issue:

  • Understanding the Diagnoses Behind Incontinence:  1 out of every 3 men and women ages 30-70 experience loss of bladder control at some point in their adult lives. Learn more about the nine most likely medical conditions that can lead to incontinence.
  • The Importance of Patient-Physician Communication of Incontinence Issues: Considering that most patients get less than 10 minutes with their doctor at an appointment, it is important to know what risk factors to discuss that can lead to incontinence.
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) Symptoms, Prevention and Care: UTIs are responsible for more than 8.1 million visits to the doctor and hundreds of millions in costs per year. Learn more about UTI symptoms, and follow these prevention tips.
  • Common Incontinence Terms:  To better discuss incontinence with your patient or doctor, study this list of common terms.
  • Incontinence Solutions Program: See what Shield HeathCare has to offer through our Incontinence Solutions Program!
  • Most Popular Products: Our most popular products for moderate to heavy incontinence.
  • And More!

Click here to download the Newsletter in PDF format.

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  1. Marg
    Posted May 12, 2015 at 5:53 pm PST

    Good afternoon,

    What can I do, as I approach 40, to combat this issue? My GP says that I am getting older and must prepare for this to get worse.



  2. Aimee Sharp
    Posted May 12, 2015 at 10:08 pm PST

    Hello Marg. Thank you for reaching out. While we cannot give out medical advice, we can recommend researching what kind of incontinence issue you are experiencing or may experience in the future. We recommend speaking your GP, or requesting an appointment with a urological specialist, to discuss the various treatments for incontinence that exist, including bladder retraining, muscle strengthening, drugs, timing of fluid intake, absorbent products and surgery. You may find this incontinence “quiz” helpful. Thank you for your question and best of luck.
    -Aimee, Shield HealthCare

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