To children with Spina Bifida: You CAN do it!

October 25 2020

Today is World Spina Bifida Day and to raise awareness, we asked Evie Toombes, Para Athlete and invisible illness ambassador, what she would tell her younger self, having been born with Spina Bifida, if she had the chance. Read her interesting and passionate story.

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Topics: Neurogenic bladder, Spina Bifida, Intermittent Catheterization

Intermittent Catheterization with a three-year-old

October 21 2020

Most riders guide their horse with their legs, but Evie has no sensation from the knees down, as she was born with a form of Spina Bifida. It affects her balance, but that doesn’t stop her from riding Daisy. It also impairs Evie’s bladder and bowel function, so she uses urinary catheters to empty her bladder.

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Topics: Neurogenic bladder, Bladder dysfunction, Intermittent Catheterization

Multiple Sclerosis: It is okay to grieve

July 22 2020

Krista was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 1996. Since then, she has experienced developments both good and bad. Here she shares her insights and advice for those suffering from multiple sclerosis.

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Topics: Neurogenic bladder, Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Bladder dysfunction, quality of life

Finding quality of life with MS related continence issues

July 15 2020

Helen was so embarrassed about her continence problems that she kept them a secret from her husband and family, coping in silence. Her quality of life steeply declined and she developed depression. Today Helen has found a way to manage her unreliable bowel. This is her story.

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Topics: Bladder and bowel interaction, Neurogenic bladder, Neurogenic bowel, quality of life

Practical advice for MS patients with bladder problems

July 8 2020

As a urotherapist, Lis Höxbroe Hansson meets a lot of patients with Multiple Sclerosis at the Pelvic centre, University Hospital of Skåne in Sweden. In this blog post, Lis provides advice for those suffering from urinary problems as part of their MS diagnosis.

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Topics: Neurogenic bladder, Multiple Sclerosis (MS), quality of life