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Bowel Incontinence, it does not kill you but it takes away your life!

What is bowel incontinence? Bowel incontinence is a condition whereby an affected person is unable to prevent involuntary passage of gas (flatus) or stools from the anus. This can be ...
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A Parent’s Guide to Enuresis

What is enuresis? Normal urinary control is usually established by 3 to 4 years of age. Lack of voluntary urinary control (wetting) in a child beyond 5 years of age ...
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Bedwetting

https://www.sfcs.org.sg/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/sfcs_art_bedwetting_kid.jpg ✅ ... don’t blame me! It’s not my fault! ✅ Does your child wet his/her bed? ✅ Does this problem bother you? ✅ Does your child wet his/her pants during the day? ✅ Do ...
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Bedwetting in Children

Q. What is bedwetting? It is uncontrollable wetting while asleep in an otherwise healthy child beyond early childhood. Most bedwetters seeking treatment in Singapore are: Five years or older with ...
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How Diet and Daily Habits may Affect your Bladder

There is no “diet” to cure incontinence. However, there are certain dietary matters you should know about.Many people who have bladder control problems reduce the amount of liquids they drink ...
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Incontinence Management in the Heartland

Training and Workshop for Caregivers in Conjunction with World Continence Week 2010 A bright and early Sunday greeted the Kovan heartlanders with a hopeful vibe as participants attended a half-day ...
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Keeping a lid on Urinary Incontinence

Author: Dr Chin Chong Min Urinary incontinence is common in older people, affecting at least one out of 10 people age 65 or older. It can be an embarrassing situation ...
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My War with Incontinence

Author: C PrathivmohanI first knew that I had incontinence when I was five. My parents told me that I had it ever since I had an operation for an obstruction ...
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Pelvic Floor Useful Websites

Advance for Nurses (http://nursing.advanceweb.com/common/editorial/editorial.aspx?CC=9500) Biofeedback Pelvic Floor Therapy (http://www.universityobgyn.com/biofeedb.htm) Center for Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery & Urogynecology (http://www.prsucenter.com/resource.html) Julies Story | Pelvic Floor Excercises (http://www.julies-story.org/pfex.htm) Multi National Meeting on Pelvic Floor ...
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Pelvic Floor Exercise

Introduction Before practicing Pelvic Floor Exercise (also called the Kegel exercise), you have to find the exact position of your pelvic floor-muscles. When you constrict the anus, you will feel ...
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Pelvic Floor Exercises

Source: The Continence Foundation, UK Introduction Physiotherapists, doctors and nurses know that pelvic floor exercises can help you to improve your bladder control. When done correctly, pelvic floor exercises can ...
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Pelvic Floor, An International Perspective

Author : Sharon Davies Source : Gladiator, UK Introduction Pelvic floor exercise has been an important aspect of overall fitness in many of these cultures for centuries and to this ...
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Product Guide: Incontinence-related products (Manufacturers)

Source: Resource Guide 13th edition 2004-2005 National Association for Continence (NAFC). A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S ...
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Profiles of Women

Category Age 18 – 28 : The Female Athlete Category Age 25 – 45 : The Child Bearing Women Category Age 45 – 60 : The Menopausal Woman Category Age ...
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Real Life Experiences – Winning Case Studies

In conjunction with the second World Continence Week 2010, nurses from various hospitals, institutions as well as private nurses were invited to submit an essay on their best case studies ...
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Talking to your Healthcare Team About Bladder Control

Why is it hard to talk about bladder control? You may feel embarrassed to talk about such a personal thing. Or, like many women, you may feel ashamed about loss ...
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Too Embarassed to Tell my Doctor

With new medical techniques, most incontinence sufferers can be cured — if only they will seek help Author: By Louise Waterson Copyright: Reprinted with permission from the November 1999 Reader’s ...
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Your Prostate and You

Source: The Continence Foundation, UK The prostate is a fleshy organ wrapped around the neck of the bladder like a thick collar open at the front. It is made of ...
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A Personal Account of Living with Faecal Incontinence

Summary: Faecal incontinence affects relationships, employment and self-esteem.Author: The author is a registered nurse and specialist practitioner in sexual health. Her first degree is a BSc in sexual health. She ...
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20th Anniversary Celebration

The Society for Continence (Singapore) held its 20th Anniversary Celebration on 25 June 2011 at the Grassroots’ Club. Eleven nursing homes were invited to the Celebration and were presented with ...
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Creating Awareness

In its continuous effort to create and promote awareness on Urinary Incontinence, a health talk was jointly organised by the Geylang Serai Community Club, Society for Continence (Singapore), Health Promotion ...
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Urinary Incontinence

Author: Associate Prof Siow Woei Yun, Raffles Hospital Urinary incontinence refers to the involuntary leak of urine. It affects approximately 30-40% of women worldwide. The commonest causes of urine leak ...
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Health Talk on Urinary Incontinence

Some 15 people participated in the Workshop on Urinary Incontinence at Kampong Ubi Community Club on 4 July 2009. Participants comprised both English and Mandarin speaking people. Most of them ...
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Urinary Track Infection

Author: Associate Prof Siow Woei Yun, Raffles Hospital Fifty percent of women will suffer at least one urinary tract infection during their lifetimes. Some will experience recurrent urinary tract infections ...
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SGH Pelvic Floor Disorder Service

A Collaborative Patient-Centered ServiceSource: Ms Juriyah Yatim, RN, MN was speaking at the World Continence Week 2010 Public Forum held on 12 June 2010.Authors: Ms Juriyah Yatim, RN, MN, Advanced ...
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Speech By Mdm Cynthia Phua, MP for Aljunied GRC, at the World Continence Week 2009

The Society for Continence (Singapore) was honoured to have Mdm Cynthia Phua, Member of Parliament for Aljunied GRC graced a public forum held at the Paya Lebar Kovan Community Club ...
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Tan Tock Seng Hospital Public Education Display

In conjunction with the World Continence Week 2010, a Public Education Display was held at the Tan Tock Seng Hospital for two days from 24-25 June 2010. An installation from ...
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World Continence Week 2011 Highlights

The Society for Continence (Singapore) organised its 3rd World Continence Week (WCW) on 18 June 2011 at Khoo Teck Puat Hospital (KTPH) Auditorium. The half-day event was held to cater ...
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World Continence Week 2011

https://www.sfcs.org.sg/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/mp_sfcs_p86.jpg Public Forum Topic Highlights: Pelvic floor management by Ms Li Ming Juan Physiotherapist - Khoo Teck Puat Hospital Urinary incontinence in the elderly by Dr Terence Tang Consultant Geriatrician ...
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World Continence Week (2009)

The International Continence and its global counterparts launched the first World Continence Week (WCW) in June 2009. WCW is an annual initiative and its primary aim is to raise awareness ...
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Health Talk on Urinary Incontinence – Pelvic Floor Exercises

POISE and the Society for Continence (Singapore) held its first series of health talk on “Urinary Incontinence” with Pelvic Floor exercises to a group of women members of WINGS Organisation ...
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Happenings (2009)

In conjunction with the World Continence Week in June 2009, several healthcare organisations held various activities to help create awareness among patients as well as members of public. Following are ...
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Services

Management of Incontinence In-Service training programme: 2008

Chia Hwee Huang, volunteer nurse for the Society of Continence (Singapore), conducted in-service training programmes in 15 nursing homes for ...
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Management of Incontinence In-Service training programme: 2007

Society for Continence (Singapore) has been constantly engaging itself in community-based programmes since its formation. After running projects in educating ...
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