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5 Tips to Drink More Water

5 Tips to Drink More Water 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 water can be hard to remember, which […]

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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 over-the-counter or for self-diagnosis and […]

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Pelvic Floor Exercises

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 tubes called ureters. It […]

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Urinary Catheter Types and Sizes

Urinary Catheter Types and Sizes 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 understand the different types of catheters and figure out what your catheter […]

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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 the international market, many think […]

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straight vs coude catheter

Straight vs Coudé Catheters

Straight and Coudé Catheters One step in finding the right catheter for you is deciding between straight and coudé catheters. Depending on your body, one may work better for you than the other. It’s important to note that the tip is the only difference between the two, which is either straight or curved (coudé) on […]

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