Constipation

Picking fresh tomatoes

Eating fresh fruits and vegetables may help ease constipation.

Constipation occurs when stool becomes very difficult to pass from the rectum and out the anus. Stool that remains in the rectum for too long may stretch and weaken the sphincter muscle, allowing watery stools to leak around the lodged stool and then out of the anus – accidental bowel leakage (ABL).  Constipation may also cause you to strain. Straining while trying to pass stool may weaken your sphincter muscles, which can also increase your risk of bowel incontinence or ABL.Continue reading

Chronic Cough and Asthma

Coughing

A cough can put extra stress on your bladder.

Many people have urinary leakage when they cough, laugh or sneeze.  This is called stress urinary incontinence (SUI). In some cases, asthma or a chronic cough that lasts for many years can stretch the muscles of the pelvic floor and may make tiny tears in the muscles. These tears may cause stress urinary incontinence.Continue reading

Using Kegels for Bowel Incontinence

My Story – Submitted by: Anonymous

I developed bladder incontinence years before I began to have bowel incontinence. The bladder incontinence began in my late fifties, and the bowel at age 61.

Neither of them were due to accident, disease or other outside causes. Perhaps they were inherited, as I know my mother had bladder incontinence in her later years. I don’t know if she had bowel incontinence, and I no idea whether my father suffered from either condition.Continue reading

Poster Awards Presented at the 2015 International Innovating for Continence Conference

Three poster awards were presented by The Simon Foundation for Continence to posters authors at their fifth biennial conference in Chicago, reflecting excellent and varied research in this challenging medical field.

Chicago, Illinois (PRWEB) May 06, 2015

The poster entitled “The Stigma Associated with Urinary Continence: The Impacts on Self-Perception for Older Women,” by lead author Kenneth Southall (McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada), was awarded first place at the April 15-17, 2015 international conference Innovating for Continence: The Engineering Challenge. Continue reading

The Simon Foundation for Continence Announces Its International Conference Innovating for Continence 2015

On April 15-17, 2015, The Simon Foundation for Continence will hosts its 5th international conference, Innovating for Continence: The Engineering Challenge. The biennial conference is held in Chicago, attracts speakers from a wide range of disciplines, and is designed to heighten innovation and increase development of creative and efficacious products for the management of incontinence.

Chicago, Illinois (PRWEB) February 14, 2015

Innovating for ContinenceThe Simon Foundation for Continence will hosts its 5th international conference, Innovating for Continence: The Engineering Challenge on April 15-17, 2015. The biennial conference is held in Chicago and attracts speakers from a wide range of disciplines. The conference is designed to heighten innovation and increase development of creative and efficacious products for the management of incontinence by bringing together a unique group of stakeholders.Continue reading

Mr. Ray Laborie Honored with the John J. Humpal Award at the Simon Foundation for Continence’s Gala

Ray Laborie Cheryl Gartley

Mr. Ray Laborie receiving the 2013 John J. Humpal award from Ms. Cheryl Gartley.

Chicago, IL, May 16, 2013 –(PR.com)– The Simon Foundation for Continence recently announced Mr. Ray Laborie as the 2013 John J. Humpal Award recipient. Mr. Laborie is Chairman of the Board of LABORIE, a Canadian manufacturer of computerized urodynamics equipment for the diagnosis and treatment of incontinence.Continue reading

Rick Rader, MD, Defeating Stigma in Healthcare Award Recipient for 2013

Rick Rader, MD

Dr. Rick Rader accepting the Defeating Stigma in Healthcare Award

Chicago, IL, May 11, 2013 –(PR.com)– The Simon Foundation for Continence recently announced Rick Rader, MD, as the 2013 Defeating Stigma in Healthcare Award recipient. Dr. Rader is the Director of the Morton J. Kent Habilitation Center at the Orange Grove Center (Chattanooga, TN), a nationally known community agency supporting the needs of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.Continue reading

Simon Foundation for Continence Celebrates 30th Anniversary with a Gala

Foundation for Continence 2013 Gala

The Simon Foundation for Continence 2013 Anniversary

The Simon Foundation for Continence, a Chicago-based national non-profit organization serving people with loss of bladder and bowel control, will highlight its 30th Anniversary with a Gala at the Lincolnshire Marriott Resort on Friday, April 12th.

Chicago, IL, April 10, 2013 –(PR.com)– The Simon Foundation for Continence is the first US organization established solely to provide help and hope to the estimated 33 million Americans who are affected by incontinence.

Attending its 30th Anniversary Gala event will be thought leaders in the incontinence field and guests from around the world, including: England, Canada, Denmark, Sweden, Ireland, Germany, Japan, New Zealand, Australia, Brazil, Israel, the Netherlands and the US.Continue reading

The Simon Foundation for Continence Announces Continence Central

continence central logoChicago, IL, January 22, 2013 –(PR.com)– The Simon Foundation for Continence announced today its launch of Continence Central (www.continencecentral.org) a unique new website to help the estimated 33 million Americans affected by incontinence that are looking for products and devices to better manage their loss of bladder and/or bowel control. The Simon Foundation for Continence has focused on creating an exceptional tool for people with incontinence, their families, and caregivers. Continence Central provides information on a wide range of products while not endorsing any product or brand name.

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The Simon Foundation for Continence Announces Innovating for Continence 2013

Innovating for ContinenceChicago, IL, December 05, 2012 –(PR.com)– On April 12-13, 2013, The Simon Foundation for Continence will host its 4th international conference, Innovating for Continence: The Engineering Challenge. The biennial conference is held in Chicago and attracts speakers from a wide range of disciplines; particularly from those whose breakthrough technologies have yet to be applied to incontinence. The conference is designed to heighten innovation and increase development of creative and efficacious products for the management of incontinence by bringing together a unique group of stakeholders. Delegates come from all parts of the world to participate in this biennial meeting. Past delegates and speakers have come from Japan, Australia, Brazil, Denmark, Germany, Canada, Switzerland, Israel, Ireland, Sweden, England, the Philippines, and throughout the USA. Delegates include biomedical engineers and other engineering disciplines, physicians, nurses, people with incontinence and their caregivers, academics, industry executives, venture capitalists, and entrepreneurs.Continue reading