Intermittent catheterisation is a therapy that comes with many barriers. Barriers sometimes prevent practicing intermittent catheterisation accurately and as a result the positive outcomes are lost.
As a part of our urinary system, the bladder is responsible for many important body functions, such as waste elimination and blood regulation. A functioning bladder should be able to both store and void urine. However, sometimes this functionality is interrupted by damage.
Recurrent urinary tract infection (UTI) is a common problem for people with spinal cord injury (SCI). In fact, UTIs are still among the leading causes of death in people with a neurogenic bladder who experience on average 2 UTI events every year.
Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, and spinal cord injury all involve types of neurological damage that often cause bladder, bowel, and sexual problems. For example, among people with multiple sclerosis, bladder and sexual problems are common (occurring in more than 70% of cases according to some studies).
Transanal irrigation has often been proven effective as a bowel management therapy for people with neurogenic bowel disorder. Neurogenic bowel disorder may occur in indications such as multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury, spina bifida and Parkinson's disease.