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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 [...]
Tips for Incontinence Skin Care

Tips for Incontinence Skin Care 0

With the warm and humid summer months in Canada, many of our customers find that they start to experience new skin health issues, or existing ones get worse.The perineal area (think of the area that fits inside of your toilet seat when sitting down) is much more delicate than people think. The skin in this area is thin, sensitive, [...]
5 Incontinence Products You've Probably Never Thought Of

5 Incontinence Products You've Probably Never Thought Of 0

Everyone knows about adult diapers; they're a simple solution that are easy for people to understand immediately. But Healthwick customers are endlessly innovative and have always been generous in sharing their recommendations for unique solutions and ideas to make managing incontinence easier.Today, we wanted to highlight five products that you probably haven't tried, maybe you [...]
Managing Bedwetting at Sleepovers

Managing Bedwetting at Sleepovers 0

Let’s talk directly to all the kids who are managing nighttime incontinence or bedwetting, and who want to host or join in a sleepover with friends.Joining your friends for a sleepover or having one at your place is definitely fun but if you’re managing bedwetting, having or being part of a sleepover can sound really intimidating. What will your [...]
Top 3 Thickest Adult Diapers

Top 3 Thickest Adult Diapers 0

When heavy volume control is a concern, many of our customers turn to the thickest adult diapers to help. While not discreet under regular clothing, our loftiest incontinence products are great for overnight protection or high urine output for those on diuretics.These top 3 bestsellers get great reviews for:having a waterproof plastic-backing,containing a large amount [...]
Why do we STILL call them adult diapers? UPDATE: 5 Years Later

Why do we STILL call them adult diapers? UPDATE: 5 Years Later 0

The year is 2015. Top movies of the year include The Martian, Mad Max: Fury Road and the new Star Wars sequel, The Force Awakens.Adele has said hello, Bruno Mars is looking for some uptown funk and The Weeknd can’t feel their face. The US Supreme Court has made same sex marriage legal, Justin Trudeau has been elected [...]
5 Great Reasons to Try Pads Instead of Adult Diapers

5 Great Reasons to Try Pads Instead of Adult Diapers 0

Adult diapers and absorbent underwear are genuinely helpful for people managing bladder and/or bowel leaks, but today we’re going to encourage you to re-think incontinence pads and give them a try.Incontinence pads are often overlooked, especially by men, with the belief that they’re just like feminine hygiene pads and they aren’t as absorbent as incontinence [...]
Best Adult Diapers of 2019

Best Adult Diapers of 2019 0

Healthwick's Annual List of the Top 10 Incontinence Products in Canada As one of Canada’s largest online retailers in incontinence products, Healthwick’s annual list of bestsellers helps caregivers, purchasers and manufacturers learn which adult diaper and absorbent underwear products are trending in the industry. In 2019, specialty incontinence brands like Tranquility and Abena continue to lead sales, [...]
Urinary Causes & Treatments

Urinary Causes & Treatments 0

Urinary incontinence is the inability of controlling one’s bladder. The involuntary leakage of urine is a common occurrence for most people as they get older. It happens more often to women who have experienced childbirth, people who have had bowel or prostate surgery and even individuals who take certain medications as incontinence could be a [...]
What's in a Name?

What's in a Name? 0

                                                      It’s understandable that when dealing with as sensitive a topic as incontinence there are polarizing opinions on terminology – more specifically, whether incontinence products should be called “diapers,” “briefs,” or “underwear.” The [...]