“If you self-cath, you’ll be the first to admit that sometimes it can be a real pain,” says Cure Medical. Self-catheterization may be uncomfortable and hard to do depending on where you are while cathing and what level of hand dexterity you have. Not to mention, the occasional UTI that can occur, making the whole process even more difficult.
Cure Medical offers the following ideas to help make cathing less of a hassle and more convenient for everyday life.
Smooth Eyelets On Catheter
Cure Medical suggests taking a catheter that you are not going to use and feel the eyelets of the catheter. Rub your finger backward from the tip toward the funnel on the other end.
The eyelets on all Cure catheters are exceptionally smooth. Having smooth eyelets on your catheter is a good idea because of the sensitive skin of your urethra.
Cure Medical suggests switching to a pre-lubricated or hydrophilic catheter to avoid the mess of having to add lubricant to your catheter.
“These catheters are ready-to-use without the need to get lube on your hand or anywhere else, other than already on the catheter as you open the package.”
Check out the original post for some ready-use catheter options.
Coude Catheters For Men
If you have trouble with self-cathing or have other medical issues, Cure Medical suggests speaking to your physician. They may recommend a Coude catheter which would give you a more comfortable experience.
A coude catheter has a fixed, bent tip that helps men with easier insertion.
Ways To Make Cathing Less Obvious
There are different designs of catheters to make cathing less obvious to those around you.
“Convenient, cool options exist to make your catheter less obvious and easier to carry when you’re on the go!”
For example, for ladies, Cure Medical suggests the Cure Twist catheter. Cure Medical describes the Cure Twist as a “sterile, single-use, intermittent catheter that looks similar to the design of small cosmetics, and is preferred by women who value discretion and convenience.”
Reduce Exposure To Known Carcinogens
If your catheters are made with DEHP or BPA you may be risking exposure to carcinogens.
Cure Medical found a source that states “incidence of bladder cancer in people who have spinal cord injury (SCI) is 16 to 28 times higher than that in the general population.”
Support A Cure For Urinary Retention And Paralysis
Cure Medical offers two areas of support to the disability community, the catheters they manufacture and financially supporting neurological research programs.
“Founded by a quadriplegic, Cure Medical is the only catheter manufacturer in the world that donates the first 10% of its net income to support research programs in pursuit of a cure for urinary retention, paralysis, spinal cord injury and central nervous system disorders.”
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This post is sponsored by CureMedical. “Cure Catheters are created especially for you! Our products are not made with scary chemicals like DEHP, BPA or natural rubber latex. We have a vested interest in the quality, safety, comfort, and convenience of our intermittent catheters— as our founder’s health depends on them, too. Try a Cure for free today by requesting here! You’ll be glad you did.”