Do's and don'ts of packing catheters for your holiday

June 29 2022

Its nearly time for your holiday! You’ve dusted off your suitcase, realised your swimwear has inexplicably shrunk whilst being stored in the drawer for the last 12 months and your Wellspect catheter order has just been delivered, ready for packing! 

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Topics: Travelling with catheters, LoFric

My best tips for travelling abroad with a catheter

June 22 2022

Although recent years have presented their own challenges to travelling abroad, many catheter users have always found that travelling with a bladder condition can be a bit tricky. We're pleased to share the first in a series of blogs, written  by passionate traveller and Wellspect ambassador, Serena Green, that will provide advice for every step of the trip.

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Topics: Travelling with catheters, LoFric

What I need from a catheter as a parathlete

May 18 2022

As a professional wheelchairtennisplayer, 32-year-old Austrian Tina Pesendorfer travels a lot. With a busy training and tournament schedule, the No. 53 in the world needs total focus in training and matches. Fortunately, catheterizing no longer distracts her.

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Topics: Neurogenic bladder, Spinal Cord Injury (SCI), Bladder management, Intermittent Catheterization, Paralympics, #RoadToParis, parasports

With my bowel management routine, I can manage anything

April 20 2022

For me, bowel management has always been part of the game, says 22-year-old Swiss handcyle road race champion, Fabian Recher. Born with Spina Bifida, a malformation of the spine, he has used a wheelchair from an early age and he loves to swap it for a mountain bike, cross-country skis, or his favourite piece of equipment, the handcycle.

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Topics: Bowel management, Transanal irrigation (TAI), Spina Bifida, Neurogenic bowel, quality of life, parasports

When is constipation an emergency?

March 16 2022

Constipation is a common condition, affecting people of all ages. While the symptoms of constipation can impact your quality of life, it is often easy enough to manage at home. However, in some cases, constipation can present severe symptoms or health risks that require medical intervention and in some cases emergency treatment.  

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Topics: constipation