Get relief to your enlarged prostate Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) has historically been considered a fact of life for many men over the age of 50.  The old adage states that men spend their youth making money and their golden years making water.  As men age, their prostates grow in size and place pressure on the…

Some more information dealing with Incontinence in Men Though they are less likely than women to suffer from urinary incontinence, about five million American men have bladder problems. What’s more, they are often uninformed about the issues that face people with incontinence. With that in mind, here are four facts men should know about bladder…

Does Medicare cover everything? Getting medical help you need can be confusing.  Medicare is a massive federal health program that subsidizes the disabled and people over the age of 65.  With tens of millions of enrollees, most of whom have their own health issues, it can be difficult to determine what medical equipment and supplies…

When someone can’t pee in public due to fear it is called paruresis One of the most common phobias, people who suffer from paruresis have a paralyzing fear of going to the bathroom in front of others. They are struck by a kind of stage fright or performance anxiety that makes it nearly impossible for…

There is a misconception that a catheter in the bladder is only for the elderly. However, the fact is anyone can find themselves in an unfortunate situation that requires the use of a catheter. Depending on your situation your doctor might insert an Indwelling catheter, intermittent catheter, or apply a condom catheter. An indwelling catheter serves the…

Urethral Catheters used for the purpose of draining urine from the body Urethral catheters are a device that are used by people who may suffer from urinary incontinence or leakages from the bladder that they cannot control, or where retention of urine causes difficulties with complete removal of urine from the bladder. These problems may have…

Is a Foley Catheter the right Answer? A Foley catheter is a special urinary flexible tube device which is designed to be inserted through the urethra and into the bladder, either permanently or temporarily, to be used to help aid in the drainage of urine. A Foley usually has two separate channels. One allows for the drainage…

Understanding the Urinary System and Self-catheterization Your Urinary System Your urinary system consists of five major parts: two kidneys, two ureters, the bladder, sphincter muscle and the urethra.  The kidneys filter our blood and produce urine, which flows down the ureters into the bladder, a muscular bag.  Urine is then held in the bladder by…

Useful information to men who have starting using male external catheters First thing men try to determine is which external catheter will work for them.  There are different types and styles, and sometimes the best way to determine what works best is by trying the different types and styles. There are things to consider when…

Different Types of Male External Catheters and their advantages Types of Male External Catheters Clear Advantage with Aloe: The Clear Advantage is a premium 100% latex-free, self-adhering, one-piece catheter designed for maximum wear time. It features aloe in the adhesive and a kink-resistant nozzle designed to eliminate catheter blow-offs. Aloe in the Adhesive. The adhesive contains…

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