Enjoying Sex after Injury

Posted by Wellspect US, September 24 2018

After an injury or illness that reduces physical capabilities, your sex life may face new challenges. It takes time to adapt to your changed body. But the drive is not lost – it's still there, and it deserves to be nurtured.

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Topics: Spinal Cord Injury, Men's Health, Women's Health

Understanding Water Balance and Osmolality

Posted by Wellspect US, September 13 2018

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!

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Topics: Catheterization, Bladder Health

Spina Bifida and the Bladder

Posted by Wellspect US, August 27 2018

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.

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Topics: Spina Bifida, Catheterization

Trading the Wheelchair for a Porsche: Meet Nathalie McGloin

Posted by Wellspect US, August 21 2018

"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.”

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Topics: Spinal Cord Injury, Active Living

Common Bladder Problems for Women

Posted by Wellspect US, August 15 2018

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. 

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Topics: Women's Health, Bladder Health