TRANSVERSE MYELITIS

Living with TRANSVERSE MYELITIS

Transverse myelitis is a neurological condition characterized by inflammation across a segment of the spinal cord. This inflammation interrupts the signals that the spinal cord nerves send throughout the body, causing symptoms like pain, sensory issues, and motor control difficulties.

The onset can be sudden or gradual, but the consequences are often life-altering. It impacts various aspects of daily living, including urinary and bowel functions.

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Challenges for Patients

Individuals with transverse myelitis often face bladder and bowel dysfunction as a common challenge. The disruption of nerve signals can lead to urinary incontinence, urinary retention, or frequent urges to urinate. These challenges can significantly impair a person's quality of life and contribute to feelings of isolation or embarrassment. Furthermore, the risk of urinary tract infections increases. This requires diligent care and medical attention.
RA Fischer Co. provides specialized solutions aimed at effectively managing neurogenic bladder, enhancing your overall quality of life.

Solution Recommendations

Managing bladder dysfunction is a key aspect of living with transverse myelitis, and catheters are often recommended for this purpose. Intermittent catheterization is usually the first line of defense, helping to maintain a scheduled voiding routine and reduce the risks associated with incontinence and infections. Hydrophilic or pre-lubricated catheters are often recommended for ease of use and comfort. For patients who cannot perform self-catheterization, indwelling catheters might be a viable option.
Picture of a box of Cure Catheters for urinary retention issues from RA Fischer. In front of the box is one of the catheters with a green gripper and a water packet next to it. Box reads "Cure Catheter - 10" sterile intermittent urinary catheter with funnel end." "Hydrophilic coated with water packet and gripper" "Not made with natural rubber latex" "not made with DEHP" "polished eyelets" "Cure Medical supports the search for a cure - 10% of net income is donated to medical research." Next to the box is on of the catheters with a green gripper and a waterpacket [ Personalized urology care ]

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