Tips and Guides

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 2019/11/14 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: Must-know Tips!

Flying with Intermittent Catheters: Relax After Reading These Must-know Tips Published 2019/08/22 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...

5 Tips to Drink More Water and Why It is Important?

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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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. Self-catheterize where you can wash your hands...

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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Choosing Your Catheter: The Ultimate Guide

Choosing the Best Catheter: The Only Guide You’ll Ever Need Published 2019/09/18 Whether you are a first-timer or a seasoned user, we bet there are a few things you don’t know when it comes to choosing the best catheter for yourself. The first part of this guide will cover the...

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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...

A New User’s Guide to Mastering Self-Catheterization

A New User’s Guide to Mastering Self-Catheterization Published 2019/08/23 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...

Tips for Catheterizing in a Public Restroom

Tips for Catheterizingin a Public Restroom Published 2021/12/20 Why should I learn tocatheterize 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...

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...

The History of the Urinary Catheter

The History of the Urinary Catheter Since the late 20th century, the word “catheter” has taken the world by storm. It revolutionized the way people suffering from a plethora of conditions have lived their lives and established itself as a multi-billion dollar industry. Because of this industry’s recent ascension to...