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Retrain Your Bladder Part 2

Retrain Your Bladder Part 2

 By Linda Verde As mentioned in our previous blog, it takes time and effort to retrain your bladder. Once you and your health care professional (HCP) have determined the kind and cause of your incontinence and if its suitable for...

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3 Tips for Finding Medical Supply Funding

3 Tips for Finding Medical Supply Funding

Dealing with a chronic condition such as incontinence can be financially taxing. Provincial and federal programs are available. Here are 3 Tips for finding funding outside your third-party insurance plans. Disability Tax Credit, Registered Disability Savings Plan, Provincial PharmaCare Program details are shared...
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Did You Know You Can Retrain Your Bladder?

Did You Know You Can Retrain Your Bladder?

Wouldn’t it be nice if your bladder were trained to stop on command? It is possible with bladder training—a form behavioural therapy that puts you in control of when you go to the bathroom. It can be effective in treating urinary incontinence leakage and sense of urgency.
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Finding the Right Professional

Finding the Right Professional

Urinary or fecal Incontinence is a symptom of something else going on in the body.  Find healthcare professionals who are knowledgeable AND interested in incontinence. There are a number specializing in this field.

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Ballooning: Why it Happens and How to Manage it

Ballooning: Why it Happens and How to Manage it

Persons with an ostomy (colostomy or ileostomy) cannot control intestinal gas because there isn’t a muscle or control valve. Gas, essentially air, will 'balloon' the pouch when gas is passed. Read strategies to minimize risk of ballooning  & odour. 
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What a Difference a Name Makes

What a Difference a Name Makes

Colostomy, Ileostomy, Urostomy what do each of these mean? The ending (ostomy) means the surgery that makes an opening in the body for the discharge. The beginning of each name tells us the part of the bowel/intestine or body organ used.
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Do You Leak? You're Not Alone...

Do You Leak? You're Not Alone...

Over 3 million Canadians have some form of urinary incontinence and due to its stigma, find it difficult to talk about. What is it? Why do you have it? Learn more about risk factors and lifestyle changes to help reduce & management symptoms. 
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