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  1. How bowel irrigation changed the life of 9-year old Ninthe

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    Ninthe (9) lives with her parents and brother in Almelo, The Netherlands. From the day she was born, she was unable to feel the urge to go to the bathroom. We interviewed Ninthe and her parents at their home. Ninthe hopes her story will inspire other children to understand that bowel irrigation is not a problem and that you can go to school again without having accidents.

  2. What is Transanal Irrigation (TAI)?

    It can be difficult to find a regular toilet routine if you suffer from chronic constipation or fecal incontinence. Some people constantly fear public accidents or literary spending hours in the bathroom.

  3. How use of urinary catheters after prostate surgery can affect outcomes

    Although urethral catheter placement is routine after surgical procedures of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), no guidelines inform the duration of catheter use. Results from ratings provided by a multidisciplinary panel in the US offer guidance in decreasing practice variation thereby reducing postoperative risks and improving the consistency and quality of care for patients undergoing surgery.

  4. Female urinary incontinence: symptoms, diagnosis & treatment

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    Female urinary incontinence is a very common condition. It affects 1 in 4 women and means an involuntary loss of urine. As well as the physical effects of the condition, frequent accidents can lead to social discomfort or isolation. Let's take a look at what everyday life entails with respect to recognising and treating this issue, how can we recognise it and what solutions and treatments are available.

  5. What is a urinary catheter? A guide for new catheter users

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    In this blog, we will cover what urinary catheters are, why you would need to use them, and how they work. We’ll also look at some of the specific considerations for using catheters for both men and women.

  6. How I live my life to the fullest after rectal cancer

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    Noah*, 49 years old, is recovering from rectal cancer. After surgery, he found he had additional problems with fecal incontinence which affected all aspects of his life. In this article, he tells us how Transanal Irrigation - TAI -  allowed him to recover his freedom and confidence.

  7. 3 Most Common Female Bladder Problems

    A burning sensation, sprints to the bathroom or just a little dribble? Symptoms from the lower urinary tract (LUTS) are extremely common in women, but nevertheless both unpleasant and embarrassing.

  8. Women and LUTS: Atonic Bladder

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    Helene Skoog, June 14 2018 -- Many women with a Spinal Cord Injury, Spina Bifida, Multiple Sclerosis (MS) or injury from child birth have difficulties emptying the bladder. In this article we focus on the reason: Atonic Bladder.

  9. How to Improve Your Digestion – 10 Expert Tips

    We’ve all had to pay closer attention to how, when and what we eat, and it’s always worth reminding ourselves of how to treat ourselves and our digestion well, especially if we have a neurogenic diagnosis. Here are the 10 best tips for a healthy stomach from nutrition counselor and wellness expert Anna Carin.

  10. When is constipation an emergency?

    Constipation is a common condition, affecting people of all ages. While the symptoms of constipation can impact your quality of life, it is often easy enough to manage at home. However, in some cases, constipation can present severe symptoms or health risks that require medical intervention and in some cases emergency treatment. 

  11. Treatment Options for Neurogenic Bowel Dysfunction

    From your first minute on this Earth, your poo is of greatest interest. First to your parents (Is the child constipated? What color is the poo?). Then, after a gentle transition, you are supposed to be the poo manager yourself. And it is important - because when the bowel works, life tends to work.

  12. Continence or Incontinence: What's the Difference?

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    The words "continence" and "incontinence" can sometimes cause confusion. Our latest blog post aims to clear things up and shed some light on the differences between continence and incontinence!

  13. Male urinary catheters: a complete guide on how to use

    In this post we will talk about the male urinary catheter, a common aid that many men use daily to empty their bladder. Even if you’re just a beginner, you don’t need to worry: there are easy solutions on how to handle it in a safe and hygienic way. In this guide we explain all the aspects related to intermittent catheterisation for men and provide answers to your most common questions.