Coloplast is running bladder and bowel clinics across Australia which means all consumers (Coloplast or non-Coloplast) can attend the service free of charge.
The symptoms of bladder or bowel problems can seriously affect your quality of life - and no one understands that more than Coloplast. It may make it difficult for you to get through your day without interruptions. You may feel afraid to go out with friends, take vacations or do everyday things. You may be afraid you may not be able to find a bathroom when you need one. Some people begin to cancel activities and withdraw from their lives. A poorly managed bladder or bowel may affect your work and your relationships. You may feel tired, depressed, anxious and lonely.
As time progresses, there are new techniques and new technologies that can be utilised to help you be able to live the life you want without your bladder or bowel impacting on it. It always pays to stay on top of what is available and what the current best practice is for your continence needs.
While we can’t help with everything, we can help in these areas:
- Teaching, training and review of the use of intermittent catheters (for bladder emptying issues) and Peristeen transanal irrigation (for bowel incontinence and constipation);
- Product demonstrations and sampling (intermittent catheters, bags and sheaths/ condom drainage). Coloplast does not offer a continence solution with pads or absorbent undergarments; and
- Pre-planning/ review support for NDIS participants using intermittent catheters, indwelling catheters, sheaths, drainage bags or bowel products. We are unable to assist with reviews of pad usage.