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

What does Alice, 10 years old, think about Transanal Irrigation?

Aug 15, 2022 8:25:51 PM

Alice Tillman is passionate about spreading knowledge of TAI – the thought of other children having to endure painful procedures because of bowel disorders like she did, makes her frustrated when an alternative is available. She hopes that all children who need it will be able to use it and get the fun back in their life.

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Topics: Bowel management, Children and TAI, Bowel dysfunction

Male Urinary Catheters: A Complete Guide on How to Use

Jul 6, 2022 6:58:28 PM

In this post, we talk about the male urinary catheter, a common aid that many men use daily to empty their bladder. Even if you’re just a beginner, you don’t need to worry: there are easy solutions on how to handle catheters in a safe and hygienic way. In this guide, we explain all the aspects related to intermittent catheterization for men and provide answers to your most common questions.

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Topics: Urinary Tract Infection (UTI), Intermittent Catheterization

How important is water balance for your health?

May 10, 2021 10:01:46 PM

It's time to take control of your water balance! Water supports kidney and bladder functions, helps prevent constipation, and makes it easier to maintain your weight as water reduces cravings for other more calorie-dense drinks. Water also helps those with tetraplegia to manage low blood pressure issues.

So let’s take a deep dive into the essentials!

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Intermittent Catheterization with a Three-year-old

Apr 9, 2021 11:17:40 PM

Most riders guide their horse with their legs, but Evie has no sensation from the knees down, as she was born with a form of Spina Bifida. It affects her balance, but that doesn’t stop her from riding Daisy. It also impairs Evie’s bladder and bowel function, so she uses urinary catheters to empty her bladder.

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To be a Kid with Spinal Cord Injury

Mar 4, 2021 1:53:39 AM

She was injured in a car accident at the age of five – today she is 19 and a promising handball player, living her life to the fullest. But it wasn’t always easy to be a child with a spinal cord injury.

This is Julia Johansson’s inspiring story.

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