Catheters

How To Increase Catheter Comfort

When some individuals think of the word "catheter," oftentimes they associate it with pain. However, catheterization can and should be a comfortable solution for emptying your bladder. If you are experiencing any discomfort when inserting your urinary catheter, there are a few easy tips that you can implement to reduce discomfort.1. Picking the Right Type of Catheter

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The Ultimate Outfits for Hiding Diapers and Catheters

When an individual is diagnosed with incontinence, they can often feel the weight that comes with having to adapt their lifestyle to the daily use of disposable briefs, catheters, and other continence care products. Part of this weight is a never ending stream of thoughts about concealing their products in their clothing. Will their catheter be obvious? Will their briefs, also referred to as adult diapers, be noisy? Once they void their bladder, will it cause their protective undergarments to sag? Don’t fret - some of this stress can be alleviated by making simple changes to your wardrobe.

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The Differences Between Straight Tip and Coudé Tip Catheters

When your doctor first prescribes an intermittent catheter, they will match you with the best type of catheter to suit your personal needs. There are many different types of catheters, and it may take trying a few different types before finding the one that is most comfortable and effective for your specific needs.

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Grace Under Fire: How We Survived My Dad’s Journey with a Catheter

My dad opted for open-heart surgery at the young age of 87. He had run out of options. My mom was in mid-stages of dementia and my dad wanted to do everything he could to help take care of her. Even heart surgery was worth it if it meant he could gain some precious time with her. He decided to make peace with the risks.He did great during the surgery and came through with his usual grit and determination. I could see he was physically devastated but remained positive and hopeful as always.

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How To Find Adaptive Clothing For Disabilities

If you care for someone with a mental or physical disability or struggle with a disability yourself, finding proper clothing might be a struggle. Clothes need to be functional, comfortable, and easy to put on and remove! That’s why it’s time to consider adaptive clothing for disabilities instead of traditional options.

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The Best Ways To Discreetly Carry Catheters

You’ve got places to go, from family reunions, outdoor events, and much more. So, don’t let the need to carry catheters stop you from going on your trip and having some fun. If you’re worried about traveling with catheters, take a moment to relax and refer to the following tips to learn how to discreetly carry your catheters anywhere!

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How To Prevent Catheter Blockages or Obstructions

One of the most common complications that can occur for catheter users is a catheter blockage. Catheter blockages often form from a buildup of minerals, salts, and crystalline deposits which can block the eye holes of the catheter and prevent urine from draining from the bladder. These obstructions often begin as a small obstruction and can develop fully to a complete blockage. More often than not, these blockages will affect long-time catheter users.

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Coloplast Catheters

Choosing the right medical products is almost universally a daunting task for both patients and their caregivers. In choosing the right catheter for you or your loved ones, one brand, in particular, stands apart as one of the industry leaders in patient outcomes and product quality, and that is Coloplast catheters.

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Urinary Drainage Bag Care

Urinary drainage bags, like catheters themselves, are delicate pieces of medical equipment. Due to their intimate contact with equally delicate parts of the human body, very strict hygiene regiments need to be practiced when emptying, changing, or doing any other maintenance with them.

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