A dive into a shallow pool changed his life

June 10 2020

The vacation trip to Greece took a sudden turn when Michael dived into a swimming pool and hit his head on the bottom. He was badly injured but found an unexpected way back into living life.

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Topics: Bladder and bowel interaction, Neurogenic bladder, Spinal Cord Injury (SCI), Neurogenic bowel

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

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

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