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

Multiple Sclerosis: It is okay to grieve

Posted by Wellspect US, July 22 2020

Krista was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 1996. Since then, she has experienced developments both good and bad. Here she shares her insights and advice for those suffering from multiple sclerosis.

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Topics: neurogenic bladder, bladder and bowel interaction, neurogenic bowel, quality of life

Finding quality of life with MS related continence issues

Posted by Wellspect US, July 15 2020

Helen was so embarrassed about her continence problems that she kept them a secret from her husband and family, coping in silence. Her quality of life steeply declined and she developed depression. Today Helen has found a way to manage her unreliable bowel. This is her story.

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Topics: Multiple Sclerosis, neurogenic bladder, bladder and bowel interaction, neurogenic bowel, quality of life

Practical advice for MS patients with bladder problems

Posted by Wellspect US, July 8 2020

As a urotherapist, Lis Höxbroe Hansson meets a lot of patients with Multiple Sclerosis at the Pelvic centre, University Hospital of Skåne in Sweden. In this blog post, Lis provides advice for those suffering from urinary problems as part of their MS diagnosis.

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Topics: Multiple Sclerosis, neurogenic bladder, quality of life

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