Bladder problems, regardless of their severity, can make it hard to go about our normal day-to-day lives with confidence. Catheterising can help in many different ways.
Using disposable catheters means you’ll be able to empty your bladder regularly throughout the day—in a similar way to emptying your bladder naturally. This means you’ll be following a normal routine, which is more important than it may sound. With a good single-use catheter, you’ll be able to catheterise quickly and comfortably, with a minimum of fuss. No one has to know besides you.
By catheterising, 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 they experience leaks. Self-catheterising can be part of the solution. Needless to say, complete emptying is also better for you from a medical perspective.
Single-use catheters can also impact on your sex life. By dealing with your urinary problems, the chances of improving your sexual function are greater, not to mention lifting your morale. Disposable catheters also mean there is no permanent device to be embarrassed about or that gets in the way.
Hear it from someone who has already been a first-time catheteriser.