My first time trying Intermittent Catheterization

May 30 2020

Do you remember your first time? When you first picked up a catheter to empty your bladder? I can still remember it clearly – as if it were yesterday.

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Topics: Bladder and bowel interaction, Neurogenic bladder, Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Intermittent Catheterization

Connie and the Good Life

April 29 2020

There are solutions for almost anything, but rarely does a single solution work for everyone. We're all different with different requirements and needs, so sometimes it's necessary to search a little further for a solution that's exactly right for the individual. 

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Topics: Bowel management, Transanal irrigation (TAI), Sports and leisure

How combined bladder and bowel care improves the health and happiness of MS patients

April 22 2020

Worse bladder symptoms often mean worse bowel symptoms. Yet they are rarely addressed together, despite the evidence for better clinical outcomes and significant improvements in quality of life.

Lee, 30, living with MS

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Topics: Bladder and bowel interaction, Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Bowel dysfunction, Bladder dysfunction, bowel disorder

Proud to catheterize

April 15 2020

After being told in her 30s that she would need to catheterize for the rest of her life, Serena Green felt humiliated. Now she is proud to catheterize but her journey to acceptance in the years following involved friends, family and healthcare professionals.

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Topics: Women's health, Bladder dysfunction, Intermittent Catheterization

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