Health Articles

We’ve brought together many of our favourite articles published by our nurses and industry partners, including information sourced from leading healthcare manufacturers.

These articles focus on incontinencewound care and nutrition. In sharing this general advice, we hope to help you or someone you care for manage and improve your everyday health. 

Catheters: Your questions answered

Whether you have an indwelling, intermittent or suprapubic catheter for a few days, weeks, or long-term, we've pulled together the answers to some common questions around catheters. Please note the information supplied is general in nature and you should consult your...

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Comparing Catheters

What is a Catheter? A catheter is a hollow flexible tube inserted into your bladder allowing your urine to drain freely. Urinary retention is the body's inability to completely empty the bladder after urination. The most common reason for insertion of a urinary...

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Catheters: an essential guide

Urinary catheters come in many sizes and types, including rubber, silicone or latex. They’re typically used when unable to urinate or to treat medical conditions such as: Blocked flow of urine as a result of bladder stones, blood clots in the urine, or a narrowing of...

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Dangers of self-diagnosing

Treatments for continence problems are most successful when diagnosed accurately by a health professional as opposed to self diagnosing. Despite popular belief, incontinence is not an inevitable part of aging, nor is it discriminatory. Therefore, the older population...

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How to: Getting into shape

One of the most common New Years’ resolutions is to get fit and lose weight. However, many people go about getting into shape the wrong way, by doing too much, too soon. Not only does this increase the risk of injury but also the likelihood that you’ll find your new...

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Your guide to pre-planning for the NDIS

Your Guide To Pre-planning For The NDISIf you are eligible for the NDIS, you will be given the opportunity to create an NDIS plan. To ensure you receive the most from your NDIS plan, it is a good idea to begin Pre-planning before your NDIS planning meeting.If you are...

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Looking After Your New Tattoo

Looking After Your New TattooDid you know your new tattoo is essentially a wound? And just like any other wound, your new ink requires specific care to successfully complete the healing process and avoid infection.Our nurse has answered the top 5 questions for looking...

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Tips For Better Bladder Control

Tips For Better Bladder Control Bladder control is something most people take for granted – until it's gone. But if your bladder control could be better, it's important to know you're not alone. Roughly 33% of people aged 30 to 70 suffer from incontinence issues. The...

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Menopause and Changes In The Bladder

Menopause and Changes In The Bladder If you're going through menopause, you might be finding it harder to control your bladder. Loss of bladder control during menopause is a common problem.  Throughout this article, we will advise you on tips and tricks to feel more...

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Bed and Chair Protection Guide

Bed and Chair Protection Guide There is a wide range of reusable bed and chair protection products available in today's market. Urology Nurse Advisor, Ros Lawrence has provided a in-depth look at many of the leading product options and the benefits each offers to...

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Male & Female Incontinence Explained

Male & Female Incontinence Explained Incontinence effects males and females in different ways based off their anatomy. There are two types of incontinence which effect both genders. The first being urinary incontinence which is when urine is involuntarily lost...

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