Water supports vital organs like the kidney and bladder, helps promote smooth digestion, and makes it easier to maintain your weight (as it can curb cravings for other calorie-dense choices). Proper water consumption also helps those with tetraplegia to manage issues with low blood pressure, and allows catheter users to have a smoother experience. So, let's dive into what you need to know about H20 and finding the right water balance for your body!
Spina bifida is a congenital abnormality where the spinal cord is malformed and, in some cases, protrudes through the vertebral column. The name Spina Bifida is literally translated to split spine.
"When you’re on a race track with able-bodied drivers, you’re no longer a wheelchair user – you’re another competitor. It’s the freedom you strive for after a spinal cord injury," says Nathalie McGloin. "You want to be viewed as a person, not a disabled person.”
A burning sensation, sprints to the bathroom or just a little dribble? Symptoms from the lower urinary tract (commonly referred to as LUTS) are extremely common in women, but can nevertheless be both embarrassing and unpleasant.