Bladder problems, regardless of their severity, can make it hard to go about our normal day-to-day lives with confidence. Catheterizing can help in a lot of different ways.
Using disposable intermittent catheters means you’ll be able to empty your bladder at different periods throughout the day - just like natural peeing. That means you’ll be following a normal routine, which is more important than it may sound. With a good single-use catheter like LoFric, you’ll be able to catheterize quickly and comfortably and with a minimum of fuss. No one has to know besides you.
By catheterizing, you’ll also empty the bladder completely, so there’s little risk of leakage. A lot of people with bladder problems worry about going out in case there are leaks. Self-catheterizing can be part of the solution. Needless to say, complete emptying is also better for you from a medical perspective.
Another important way single-use catheters can impact your life is sex. Just the fact that you’re relieving the urine, it increases the chances for better sexual function. And you’ll be in a better mood for it too. Disposable catheters also mean there is no permanent device to be embarrassed about or that gets in the way.
If you have enough motor control to handle a catheter, self-catheterization is a safe and convenient way to empty your bladder regardless of your condition. The goal with catheterization is to improve your quality of life by giving you better control of your bladder, while at the same time preventing kidney damage and complications, such as residual urine and urinary tract infections (UTI’s).
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