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Navigating the Unspoken: Understanding Incontinence

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A health care worker helps an older woman.
Roughly 3.3 million Canadians, or about 10% of the population, experience some form of incontinence.

It's not always easy to talk about, but incontinence is a condition that affects a surprising number of Canadians. It can cause emotional and social distress and affect quality of life. This blog aims to raise awareness of incontinence, provide a supportive platform for those impacted, and highlight the resources available for care and management.


Canadian Incontinence: Key Facts and Figures

  • Prevalence: Roughly 3.3 million Canadians, or about 10% of the population, experience some form of incontinence.

  • Age & Gender Differences: While incontinence can affect people of all ages, women over 30 are twice as likely to develop it as men. This can be attributed to factors such as childbirth and menopause.

  • Economic Impact: Direct and indirect costs related to incontinence products, medications, and loss of work amount to approximately $4 billion annually in Canada.

The Emotional and Social Strain of Incontinence

Living with incontinence can be challenging. It can have emotional implications, such as embarrassment or shame, leading to anxiety or depression. Additionally, there are social implications, like avoiding public settings for fear of accidents.


Empowering Canadians: Recommendations for Managing Incontinence

  1. Seek Medical Advice: Consulting a healthcare professional can diagnose properly and guide personalized treatment options.

  2. Incontinence Products: The Canadian market offers a range of products like absorbent pads, underwear, and bed protectors to help manage symptoms.

  3. Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy: Especially beneficial for women, this therapy strengthens pelvic muscles, reducing incontinence episodes.

  4. Dietary Adjustments: Reducing caffeine and alcohol intake and maintaining a balanced diet can alleviate some symptoms.

  5. Support Groups: Connecting with others can break feelings of isolation. Organizations such as The Canadian Continence Foundation offer invaluable resources and guidance.

Empowering Through Understanding and Support


At Kore Life, we believe in empowering individuals to lead full lives, regardless of the challenges they face. We emphasize the importance of understanding, support, and proper resources in managing conditions like incontinence.


Incontinence may remain a private struggle for many, but with awareness and empathy, we can offer a brighter and more dignified future for those affected in Canada.

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Navigating the Unspoken: Understanding Incontinence


A health care worker helps an older woman.
Roughly 3.3 million Canadians, or about 10% of the population, experience some form of incontinence.

It's not always easy to talk about, but incontinence is a condition that affects a surprising number of Canadians. It can cause emotional and social distress and affect quality of life. This blog aims to raise awareness of incontinence, provide a supportive platform for those impacted, and highlight the resources available for care and management.


Canadian Incontinence: Key Facts and Figures

  • Prevalence: Roughly 3.3 million Canadians, or about 10% of the population, experience some form of incontinence.

  • Age & Gender Differences: While incontinence can affect people of all ages, women over 30 are twice as likely to develop it as men. This can be attributed to factors such as childbirth and menopause.

  • Economic Impact: Direct and indirect costs related to incontinence products, medications, and loss of work amount to approximately $4 billion annually in Canada.

The Emotional and Social Strain of Incontinence

Living with incontinence can be challenging. It can have emotional implications, such as embarrassment or shame, leading to anxiety or depression. Additionally, there are social implications, like avoiding public settings for fear of accidents.


Empowering Canadians: Recommendations for Managing Incontinence

  1. Seek Medical Advice: Consulting a healthcare professional can diagnose properly and guide personalized treatment options.

  2. Incontinence Products: The Canadian market offers a range of products like absorbent pads, underwear, and bed protectors to help manage symptoms.

  3. Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy: Especially beneficial for women, this therapy strengthens pelvic muscles, reducing incontinence episodes.

  4. Dietary Adjustments: Reducing caffeine and alcohol intake and maintaining a balanced diet can alleviate some symptoms.

  5. Support Groups: Connecting with others can break feelings of isolation. Organizations such as The Canadian Continence Foundation offer invaluable resources and guidance.

Empowering Through Understanding and Support


At Kore Life, we believe in empowering individuals to lead full lives, regardless of the challenges they face. We emphasize the importance of understanding, support, and proper resources in managing conditions like incontinence.


Incontinence may remain a private struggle for many, but with awareness and empathy, we can offer a brighter and more dignified future for those affected in Canada.

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