When is Constipation an Emergency?

Sep 5, 2023 8:34:30 PM

Constipation is a common condition, affecting people of all ages. While the symptoms of constipation can impact your quality of life, it is often easy enough to manage at home. However, in some cases, constipation can present severe symptoms or health risks that require medical intervention and in some cases emergency treatment.  

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Topics: Transanal irrigation (TAI), constipation, TAI

How a Catheter Eased & Improved My Quality of Life

Aug 23, 2023 10:03:58 PM

Most women aren't alarmed by a tiny urine leak as they lift heavy items, cough, or jog. A protective daily pad can handle this leakage and most of us brush it off. But when urine leakage gets more serious and grows out of control, it becomes a major concern that can limit us and dictate our lives.

This is exactly what happened to Anne. A 44-year-old mother of one son, from northwestern Germany, who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS), back in 2005.

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Topics: Bladder dysfunction, Intermittent Catheterization, MS

How TAI Gave One Family Their Life Back – Part 2

Jul 17, 2023 7:05:48 PM

Having organized their whole lives around her enema schedule, Alice and her family discovered the benefits of Transanal Irrigation TAI. Would Alice finally be able to go to the toilet without pain?

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Topics: Bowel management, Children and TAI, bowel disorder

How TAI gave one family their life back – part 1

Jul 10, 2023 9:01:01 PM

A family might take for granted the typical activities they enjoy togetherswimming, nature, and play. For one family, none of this would have been possible had they not discovered Transanal Irrigation TAI.

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Topics: Bladder and bowel interaction, Bowel management, Children and TAI, Bowel dysfunction

TAI: Helping children, teens and their families live with a bowel disorder

Jun 14, 2023 8:49:29 PM

Living with a bowel disorder can be especially difficult when you’re young. There is often physical pain and other difficulties such as bloating, loss of appetite, and soiling many times a day. But it can also lead to emotional pain, embarrassment, and insecurity. At a time when children and teenagers should be growing, developing, and discovering their identity and independence, a bowel disorder can steal their youth and make them feel sad and isolated.

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Topics: Transanal irrigation (TAI), Children and TAI, Bowel dysfunction

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