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An Overactive Bladder… 

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An Overactive Bladder… 

An Overactive Bladder sometimes resulting in (urgency) incontinence is a common affliction amongst us. Almost 1 out of 6  of us are affected by Overactive Bladder at some stage in our lives.   What is an Overactive Bladder?  An Overactive Bladder is a bladder that contracts without conscious control of our urinary organs creating the sense to urinate and frequently or termed Urinary Urgency.  A telling sign is when you wake up frequently at night to venture toward the bathroom.  It is generally the interrupted sleep that becomes the compelling factor to see a medical practitioner. What causes Overactive Bladder?...

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MOST Popular Search Words at The Profile Shop

MOST Popular Search Words at The Profile Shop

"The Profile Shop"Click on the link above to see this word cloud at WordItOut. You may also view it on this website if you enable JavaScript (see your web browser settings). Word cloud made with WordItOut

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What is a Urine Flow Test ?

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What is a Urine Flow Test ?

A urine flow test (or Uroflowmetry) measures the speed of urine flow over time or "the flow rate". For this test, you will urinate into a special funnel that is connected to a measuring instrument. The instrument calculates the amount of urine, rate of flow in seconds, and the length of time until all urine has been passed. This information helps evaluate how well the lower urinary tract is working. It also helps figure out if there is a blockage of normal urine outflow (termed Bladder Outlet Obstruction, BOO) An ultrasound scan of the bladder is required after you have completed you urine...

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Suprasoft... A New Technique

Suprasoft... A New Technique

The Suprasoft catheter is unique by design and by application.  This double balloon catheter is for suprapubic catheterisation and was approved for use in Australia early 2018.   This catheter option limits sediment blockage commonly associated with traditional catheters and instead offers continuous drainage by a large drainage eyelet between the two balloons.  The second balloon can prevent bladder irritation, potentially preserving the mucosa of the adjacent bladder wall and can reduce pain in those that have experienced the like. The technique requires a slight adjustment from existing exchange methods to accommodate the second balloon inside the bladder. The figures below summarise this technique. The...

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Breaking The Taboos… The Profile Shop

Breaking The Taboos…  The Profile Shop

Erectile Dysfunction, Urinary Incontinence, Pelvic Organ Prolapse or Sexually Transmitted Infections… Uncomfortable?

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