Male urinary catheters: a complete guide on how to use

November 17 2021

In this post we will talk about the male urinary catheter, a common aid that many men use daily to empty their bladder. Even if you’re just a beginner, you don’t need to worry: there are easy solutions on how to handle it in a safe and hygienic way. In this guide we explain all the aspects related to intermittent catheterization for men and provide answers to your most common questions.

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Topics: Urinary Tract Infection (UTI), Catheter-associated UTI (CAUTI), Intermittent Catheterization, Travel, Spinal injury, Clean Intermittent Catheterisation

The importance of finding a bowel management therapy that works

November 11 2021

Andre, 35 years old, lives an active life; he’s been an X Games Snowboard competitor, runs his own business and provides IT support for an organization supporting people with disabilities. After years of trying unsatisfactory therapies for his bowel issues, he’s found a solution that he’s happy with. In this article he tells us about it.

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Topics: Transanal irrigation (TAI), Neurogenic bowel, Bowel dysfunction

How I got in control after my cancer diagnosis

September 29 2021

After suffering from rectal cancer, I first had a stoma. When the stoma was removed and the bowel was reconnected, my bowel emptying did not work The radiation had damaged the nerves to the sphincter, so I became incontinent. From then on, I suffered from bowel leakage. 

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Topics: Transanal irrigation (TAI), Bowel dysfunction, rectal cancer

I was supposed to be happy after my cancer was gone, but life was hell

September 29 2021

I was only in my mid 30s, a mother of small children and a career, when I discovered blood in my stool. I simply did not have the time to worry. After a while I started to feel painI went to the doctor. In just a few weeks, I had been diagnosed with cancer and had undergone surgery. 

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Topics: Transanal irrigation (TAI), Bowel dysfunction

How to become independent: Debora can face new challenges thanks to IC and TAI

August 18 2021

Since her motorcycle accident, Debora's only desire has been to return to being independent and continue working on her projects. She faced the life-changing circumstances with great determination and soon began to practice emptying her bladder with IC (intermittent catheterization) and TAI (transanal irrigation). Debora tells us about her experience and how she managed to turn her life around.

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Topics: Bowel management, Transanal irrigation (TAI), Bladder management, Navina Smart, LoFric, Spinal injury, Catheterisation