The case for an integrated approach to bladder and bowel dysfunction

Posted by Chris Bridgman, December 1 2018

The benefits of patient centered care cannot be overestimated. But engaging and recognizing the stigma and embarrassment associated with bladder and bowel issues is essential – how can healthcare professionals best serve their patients?

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Topics: Bladder and bowel interaction, Neurogenic bladder, Neurogenic bowel

TAI for children: Trying Transanal Irrigation for the first time

Posted by Bev Collins, November 22 2018

 This afternoon I had the huge privilege of meeting Emily aged 4 and a lot (nearly 5). Emily has cerebral palsy and was diagnosed aged 2. What a delight! I feel so humbled but also honoured that I was involved in their lives today. This is why I love my job so much.

 

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Topics: Bowel dysfunction, Children and TAI

I was 26 and diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis

Posted by Helene Skoog, November 1 2018

It was an ordinary morning, except for the fact that Lee woke up with a strange tingling feeling and numbness in his hand. As the day went by the numbness travelled up his arm, all the way up to his shoulder.

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Topics: Transanal irrigation (TAI), Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Bowel dysfunction

Which size are you?

Posted by Frida Eriksen, July 19 2018

”Look at this! It’s the newest one, we just got it in store” the lady at the counter says with much enthusiasm.

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Topics: Women's health, Clean Intermittent Catheterization (CIC)

An invisible handicap

Posted by Frida Eriksen, July 12 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: Women's health, Neurogenic bladder, Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (LUTS)