How Ben, 23, solved his faecal incontinence with Transanal Irrigation

Posted by Wellspect, February 23 2021

"Completely changed my life" is how Ben* describes the impact of Transanal Irrigation (TAI). Having become paraplegic at age seven following the onset of the rare condition Ependymoma, Ben has lived with the fear of incontinence ever since and would have been unable to work had he not been introduced to Transanal Irrigation. Now he can take part in all the regular pursuits of a young adult, but it hasn't been easy getting there.

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Topics: Bowel management, TAI, Transanal Irrigation

Not all catheters are the same

Posted by Wellspect, February 17 2021

How can a catheter help you lead a more balanced life?

We know catheterisation is never anyone’s first choice when it comes to emptying their bladder. However, when different circumstances have prevented us from urinating on our own, intermittent catheterisation is often the next best thing, and with a little training it can become a very natural part of your everyday life.

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Topics: ISC, Self-catheterisation

Need to catheterise? Here are the 5 most common challenges

Posted by Wellspect, February 5 2021

Are you about to start Intermittent Catheterisation? Some of you might feel a little uneasy about it, but don't worry! The majority of people find the process simple and straightforward. Once they have tried it a few times and found it doesn’t hurt, they realise it has the potential to improve their quality of life.

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Topics: Women's health, Well-being, ISC, Self-catheterisation, Catheterisation, BPH

Q&A : Quality of Life After an MS Diagnosis

Posted by Gosia Kowalewska, January 20 2021

Following on our recent Wellspect's and Emilyn's MS webinar, here we present the answers to the questions we received from the audience. The questions were addressed to Wellspect Ambassadors: Kerry and Jane.

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Topics: Bladder and bowel interaction, Men's Health, TAI, ISC

Exploring Quality of Life After an MS Diagnosis

Posted by Sam Crow, January 14 2021

The symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis are diverse, and each symptom or combination of symptoms can affect the life of someone living with MS to varying degrees. Yet when it comes to an overall impact on quality of life, bladder and bowel dysfunction often rank highest, especially if a suitable treatment is not found. 

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Topics: Bladder and bowel interaction, Bowel management, Bladder management, MS, Multiple Sclerosis