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

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

Spina Bifida and the Bladder

Posted by Wellspect US, August 27 2018

Spina bifida is a congenital abnormality where the spinal cord is malformed and, in some cases, protrudes through the vertebral column. The name Spina Bifida is literally translated to split spine.

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Topics: Catheterization, Spina Bifida

How to Identify a UTI

Posted by Wellspect US, August 8 2018

Recurrent urinary tract infections can be painful, annoying, and unfortunately is an unwelcome companion for many people using catheters. But there are differences between the various bladder management therapies and the likelihood of UTIs.

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Topics: UTI, Men's Health, Catheterization, Women's Health

Disc Prolapse: An Invisible Handicap

Posted by Wellspect US, July 27 2018

A disc prolapse is a painful and debilitating condition to sustain. It can also have knock-on effects, impairing bladder function. In this post, Frida Eriksen, 24, describes her journey, symptoms and progress and how she resolved her bladder issues. 

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Topics: Bladder Health, Catheterization