Archive for November 5, 2018
There are many reasons someone may find themselves in need of a catheter and there is more than one type of catheter. Those who are hospitalized will find themselves needing an indwelling catheter to assist the bladder in emptying the urine. These catheters have been used for more than 3500 years to help drain the bladder, but there are couple different varieties. Some are placed inside the bladder and stay, while others are only inserted when the bladder must be emptied. These are called intermittent catheters and they are used for a variety of health conditions and chosen over indwelling catheters for a few different reasons. Read below to see why these catheters are chosen and why they are better choices for certain health conditions.
There are a variety of reasons that could lead to the use of an intermittent catheter in an individual. Sometimes the bladder is not able to open enough to allow a continuous flow of urine to exit. Sometimes the bl