Intermittent Catheterization with a three-year-old

Posted by Wellspect US, October 21 2020

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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Topics: Bladder Health, neurogenic bladder, intermittent catheterization

How Does a Spinal Cord Injury Affect the Bladder?

Posted by Wellspect US, May 15 2019

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.

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Topics: Bladder Health, Catheterization, Spinal Cord Injury

Women and Atonic Bladder

Posted by Wellspect US, October 31 2018

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'll focus on the reason: Atonic Bladder.

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Topics: Bladder 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: Bladder Health, Catheterization

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: Bladder Health, Women's Health