When people see someone in a wheelchair, they typically notice the obvious fact first: this person can’t walk. But restricted mobility is just one issue that people with Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) must face. In fact, problems with the bladder and bowel are commonly ranked as being bigger obstacles than an inability to walk.
An overactive bladder can be both stressful and embarrassing, causing frequent sprints to the bathroom. A correct diagnosis is essential for getting the right help.
Topics: Women's Health
Millions of people around the world have some kind of disability. In many cases it is impossible to tell, just by looking at someone. These "invisible" impairments are limiting in one way or another, even though it is not obvious to others. So let's get below the surface and talk about invisible disabilities!
Your stomach is like a car. As long as it’s running smoothly, you probably don’t pay much attention to what's happening with it. But as soon as a weird sound is heard or the brakes are squealing, it demands your attention. It’s not only annoying—it may hinder you from going where you want and doing what you want.
When you have a severe accident or get a new diagnosis, there often are several sudden and significant changes that challenge the way you live. It is during times like these that we realize that no man is an island; we all need people in our life. In this post by Kent Revedal, we explore how to avoid social isolation and maintain meaningful relationships.