Living with bladder and bowel problems caused by spinal cord injury (SCI)

Posted by Wellspect US, July 1 2020

“I usually say that I dived into a river and missed…” is how Rupert Langham answers when asked about the events that brought about his spinal cord injury. We talked to Rupert about bladder and bowel function, and quality of life.

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Topics: Catheterization, Spinal Cord Injury, Transanal Irrigation (TAI), neurogenic bladder, bladder and bowel interaction, neurogenic bowel

Going to the bathroom at 35,000 feet – a challenge for Michael

Posted by Wellspect US, June 24 2020

After having sustained a spinal cord injury in a diving accident, Michael Kerr needed to find a new way of managing his bladder. With an ongoing international sports career he needed a flexible solution, easy to bring on his travels all over the world.

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Topics: Catheterization, Spinal Cord Injury, neurogenic bladder, bladder and bowel interaction, neurogenic bowel, all-in-one kit

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