Women and LUTS: Atonic Bladder

May 12, 2023 8:08:09 PM

Many women with a Spinal Cord Injury, Spina Bifida, Multiple Sclerosis (MS) or injury from child birth have difficulties emptying the bladder. In this article we focus on the reason: Atonic Bladder.

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Topics: Women's health, Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (LUTS)

What is Transanal Irrigation (TAI)?

Apr 12, 2023 9:45:51 PM

It can be difficult to find a regular toilet routine if you suffer from chronic constipation or fecal incontinence. Some people constantly fear public accidents or literary spending hours in the bathroom. 

Mikey was one of them until he found the solution to his bowel problems – transanal irrigation (TAI). Keep reading to learn more about TAI!


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Topics: Bowel management, Transanal irrigation (TAI)

Female urinary incontinence: symptoms, diagnosis & treatment

Mar 15, 2023 2:00:00 PM

Female urinary incontinence is a very common condition. It affects 1 in 4 women and means an involuntary loss of urine. As well as the physical effects of the condition, frequent accidents can lead to social discomfort or isolation. Let's take a look at what everyday life entails with respect to recognizing and treating this issue, how can we recognize it and what solutions and treatments are available.

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Topics: Women's health, Bladder management, Bladder dysfunction

A Quick Guide to Different Types of Catheters

Feb 21, 2023 8:14:27 PM

Unless you need to start using catheters, it is unlikely that you would know much about them. Here at Wellspect, we know that catheters can seem scary, difficult, and intimidating at first. Fortunately, by learning proper techniques, using catheters can become a simple part of your daily life. 

If you're brand new to catheters you may not be familiar with different terminology. Thankfully, you can start here to sort out the basic concepts and terms! 

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How to improve your digestion – 10 expert tips

Jan 6, 2023 6:19:57 PM

It is always a good idea to pay closer attention to how, when, and what we eat to stay healthy. For those with a neurogenic diagnosis, finding ways to improve the body's digestion can be very helpful. Here are the 10 best tips for a healthy stomach from nutrition counselor and wellness expert Anna Carin.

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Topics: Bowel management, Health

To children with Spina Bifida: You CAN do it!

Dec 9, 2022 6:52:55 PM

To raise awareness for Spina Bifida, we asked Evie Toombes, Para Athlete and invisible illness ambassador, what she would tell her younger self, having been born with Spina Bifida, if she had the chance. Read her interesting and passionate story below.

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Topics: Neurogenic bladder, Spina Bifida, Intermittent Catheterization

How I live my life to the fullest after rectal cancer

Oct 13, 2022 9:01:00 AM

Noah*, 49 years old, is recovering from rectal cancer. After surgery, he found he had additional problems with fecal incontinence which affected all aspects of his life. In this article, he tells us how Transanal Irrigation - TAI -  allowed him to recover his freedom and confidence.

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Topics: Transanal irrigation (TAI), Bowel dysfunction, cancer

A life without constipation

Oct 13, 2022 8:45:06 AM

Marija, 58 – have been chronically constipated for years.

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How Veterans Affairs (VA) Centers Are Boosting Patient Care with LoFric Catheters

Oct 7, 2022 9:13:30 PM

Veterans Affairs (VA) hospitals are going above & beyond by providing veterans with quality LoFric catheters for intermittent catheterization (IC). 

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Topics: Intermittent Catheterization, LoFric, Urotonic surface technology, Veterans

What's the difference between Enlarged Prostate (BPH) and Prostate Cancer?

Sep 21, 2022 6:38:10 PM

Many people think that an enlarged prostate (BPH) and prostate cancer are associated, but the simple answer is: No, they are not.

Professor Ralph Peeker explains the concepts.

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Topics: Enlarged Prostate