How does Parkinson's affect the bowel?

April 11 2020

Two out of three people with Parkinson's disease suffer from constipation, and the symptom can occur long before the diagnosis is made. Constipation is one of the most common non-motor symptoms of this condition. 

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Topics: Bladder and bowel interaction, Neurogenic bowel, Parkinsons disease, #WorldParkinsonsDay

How does Parkinson's affect the bladder?

April 11 2020

In the first of two posts, we explore how Parkinson’s Disease (PD) affects bladder and bowel function, and hear from those who eventually found effective ways to manage their symptoms

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Topics: Bladder and bowel interaction, Neurogenic bladder, Parkinsons disease, #WorldParkinsonsDay

From nurse to patient – my experience of Spinal Cord Injury

January 23 2020

A keen horse rider and experienced nurse, Sallyanne Haigh has found herself on the other side of healthcare provision when she sustained a Spinal Cord Injury from falling from her horse.

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Topics: Neurogenic bladder, Spinal Cord Injury (SCI), Intermittent Catheterization

Learning how to live again - life after rehabilitation

April 9 2019

Sustaining a spinal cord injury could be catastrophic, yet Montserrat Clotet's lust for life and positivity are obvious upon meeting her. In this short documentary, Montse gives us an insight into how she gets the most out of each day.

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Topics: Clean Intermittent Catheterization (CIC), Sports and leisure, Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)

Facing obstacles . . . with a smile

March 21 2019

We encounter some extraordinary stories when writing this blog, from some extraordinary people. But behind these achievements lies a very human journey where support, set backs, luck and resilience often determine the chance of having a fulfilled life. Kissinger tells all in this documentary.

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Topics: Neurogenic bladder, Spinal Cord Injury (SCI), Men's Health