The 15 Dos & Don'ts of Intermittent Catheters

Self-catheterization can be tricky, but with these tips you'll feel confident next time you need to use an intermittent catheter at home or on-the-go.

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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

straight tip vs coude tip

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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8 Tips for Traveling Discreetly with Catheters

Stress-free travel with catheters

If you or someone you love is living with urinary a catheter, you know that travel can be one of the greatest adjustments you or your loved ones have to make in order to live comfortably. Use these eight tips to make your travel go more smoothly. 

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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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How to Use Intermittent Catheters in Public Restrooms

The process of adjusting to life with intermittent catheter use can be a major lifestyle adjustment for any patient, as well as their loved ones and caretakers. Though it can be a source of anxiety for patients, with proper preparation and education, catheterizing in public restrooms can be only marginally more difficult than doing so in the comfort of your own home.

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