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Get a Good Night's Sleep! Tips to Preventing Overnight Leaks

Get a Good Night's Sleep! Tips to Preventing Overnight Leaks 0

Let’s talk about leaks. If you’re experiencing nighttime product leaks, you’re not alone. There is nothing more frustrating than getting interrupted during a night’s sleep due to leaks, and it’s a common dilemma we hear about from our customers. There are multiple reasons you could be experiencing product leaks. The most common reasons are [...]
Welcome November! National Incontinence Awareness Month

Welcome November! National Incontinence Awareness Month 0

November is National Incontinence Awareness Month. Did you know that as many as 3.3 million Canadians manage incontinence daily? So remember, you're not alone! Here is a helpful infographic that outlines some facts and statistics about incontinence in Canada [...]
10 Foods and Drinks to Avoid if You're Managing Incontinence

10 Foods and Drinks to Avoid if You're Managing Incontinence 1

If you’re managing incontinence, you may notice that certain foods and drinks affect you differently. It is true that some foods and beverages can irritate your bladder, making urinary incontinence worse (although many are delicious!). Here is a list of 10 foods and drinks you should avoid if you’re managing incontinence [...]

Don’t Let Incontinence Spook You! 7 Scary Myths Busted

Don’t Let Incontinence Spook You! 7 Scary Myths Busted 0

There are quite a few myths out there regarding incontinence. It is important to know what's true, and what isn’t. We want our Healthwick readers, especially those who are new to incontinence, to have a good understanding of the myths vs. the realities of incontinence. In the spirit of Halloween Let’s debunk 7 scary myths [...]
Are Male External Catheters Right For You?

Are Male External Catheters Right For You? 0

The word “catheter” may seem intimidating, and can bring up thoughts of discomfort and invasiveness. However, intermittent catheters are not the only option out there when it comes to catheters. For gentlemen managing urinary incontinence, male external catheters may be a great solution that you maybe hadn’t thought of [...]
How to Choose an Incontinence Product

How to Choose an Incontinence Product 0

With an enormous selection of incontinence products on the market, choosing the right product for you can be overwhelming. Different products suit different needs, and it is important that you find an incontinence product that can meet your unique situation. With this in mind, we have created a list of 5 questions to consider before [...]
Your Secret Weapon: Booster Pads

Your Secret Weapon: Booster Pads 0

“Ugh. I have to change the sheets on my bed every morning! Why can’t I find an adult diaper that doesn’t soak through?!”This is one of the most common complaints we hear from our customers, but the fact is; if you’re already in a well-fitting and high absorbency product, it might not be your adult [...]
Eco-Friendly Incontinence Products

Eco-Friendly Incontinence Products 0

Are you looking for environmentally conscious incontinence product options? Maybe a washable underpad? Or a biodegradable washcloth? Look no further!We know that most incontinence products are single-use and disposable, which is why Healthwick is proud to have washable and eco-friendly product options. With this being said, here are a few great alternatives to disposable incontinence [...]
Incontinence Advice From Our Customers

Incontinence Advice From Our Customers 0

We know that no one knows more about incontinence than someone managing it or caring for a loved one. With this in mind, we asked our customers to share the best advice for others facing incontinence. We received tons of amazing feedback and compiled a list of the top 6 pieces of advice. Here they [...]
Just for Gents - Managing Male Urinary Incontinence

Just for Gents - Managing Male Urinary Incontinence 0

Gentlemen who are managing incontinence face specific challenges. But they also have unique opportunities when it comes to products to help lead a comfortable, healthy life, unembarrassed by urinary leaks.A Bit About Male AnatomyUrine is made by the kidneys and stored in the bladder, which is connected to the penis by the urethra that passes through the prostate. When [...]
Adult Diapers vs Pull-up Underwear

Adult Diapers vs Pull-up Underwear 0

More than 3.3 million Canadians of all ages are managing incontinence, and as many as 50% of people over the age of 65 deal with it daily. Incontinence is simply involuntary urinary or bowel leakage, which can range from very light leaks to heavy bedwetting.For those with heavy absorbency needs, you’re likely considering either adult diapers (briefs) or adult pull-ups (underwear) [...]
Managing Incontinence In Public

Managing Incontinence In Public 0

Managing continence issues can be stressful, especially when you’re on the go (no pun intended).As pandemic restrictions begin to ease across Canada, more and more Canadians are getting back to regular routines, including visiting restaurants, shopping centres and hairdressers.While you’re out and about, how can you make sure that you remain comfortable and secure against leaks and odours? We [...]