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Pocket Catheters: What They Are and Where to Get Them

Pocket Catheters: What They Are and Where to Get Them Pocket catheters are simply catheters that can fit in your pocket, and they usually refer to intermittent catheters. Pocket catheters serve the exact same purpose as regular catheters. The only difference is they are compact enough to fit into a...

How to Find the Urethra and Avoid UTIs: A Guide for Female Catheter Users

How to Find the Urethra andAvoid UTIs: A Guide for Female Catheter Users Published 2019/12/06 Finding the urethra and avoiding UTIs are two common problems encountered by female catheter users. Because the urethral opening is small, it is hard to see or feel it, and it is prone to be...

Flying with Intermittent Catheters: Relax After Reading These Must-know Tips

Flying with Intermittent Catheters: Relax After Reading These Must-know Tips Flying with catheters shouldn’t make you nervous, and this article will help you relax by covering everything you need to know: TSA rules on catheter, taking catheters through airport security, what goes into a travel catheter kit, safe and hygienic...

5 Tips to Drink More Water

5 Tips to Drink More Water Published 2019/10/17 When self-catheterizing, it is crucial to stay adequately hydrated for optimal body functioning and lower rates of Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs). Doctors recommend two to three liters of water a day, though most people drink much less.  We understand that drinking enough...

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How to Reimburse Intermittent Catheters with Insurance

How to Reimburse Intermittent Catheters with Insurance There are two main ways to get your intermittent catheters reimbursed—through Medicare or private insurance. Insurance coverage of catheters and supplies varies with each person's plan, whether private or government-sponsored. To get reimbursement, doctors must provide a prescription since catheters are not sold...

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How to Self-catheterize in a Wheelchair: 12 Tips

Self-catheterize in a Wheelchair: 12 How-To Tips Self-catheterization can be daunting, especially if you are new to it. If you are self-catheterizing in a wheelchair and are looking for some tips do it right, here are 12 tips to help you avoid infections, ensure safety, and achieve complete drainage. 1....

25 Bladder Health Tips for Middle Aged Folks

25 Bladder Health Tips for Middle Aged Folks Published 2019/09/23 Have you been noticing that your body doesn’t work the way it used to, especially your bladder? As you age, your bladder is aging too. Don’t worry, this may just mean that your bladder requires more care than it did...

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5 Tips for Good Bladder Health

A Healthy Bladder is a Happy Bladder It's important to maintain good bladder health as it plays a key role in the functioning of your body. The bladder is a collapsible muscular pouch that sits behind the pubic bone in the lower pelvis. It is connected to the kidneys with...

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A New User’s Guide to Mastering Self-Catheterization

Become a Catheter Expert Starting self-catheterization can be a daunting process. Many new users are intimidated by the idea, and feel apprehensive about inserting a catheter on their own. Rest assured that it's a relatively simple task that you'll be able to master in no time! Whether it’s your absolute...

Tips for Catheterizing in a Public Restroom

Why should I learn to catheterize in a public restroom? The main reason to use a catheter is to empty urine from the bladder when the bladder cannot empty on its own. Sometimes this is due to an enlarged prostate that blocks the flow. In other cases, there is a...

Urinary Catheter Types and Sizes and How to Choose

Urinary Catheter Typesand Sizes and How to Choose Published 2019/08/05​ Table of Contents There are three main types of urinary catheters—intermittent catheters, indwelling catheters, and external catheters. A urinary catheter’s size is determined by the girth of the catheter, which is measured on the french scale. This article will help you...