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About ISC

Intermittent Self-Catheterisation


Bladder problems are more common than we all think. Many thousands of men, women and children confidently perform intermittent self-catheterisation (ISC) every day and appreciate a renewed worry-free lifestyle.

ISC involves passing a small tube called a catheter up into the bladder to allow all of the urine to flow out, and ensure the bladder is emptied. With practice, this process only takes a few minutes.

Using intermittent catheters, such as LoFric, is usually easy to do and should not cause any damage to your bladder or urethra, even if you carry out ISC over a long period of time.

You may have to do ISC because your bladder has lost the ability to empty properly and this could be temporary or permanent. Whatever the reason, it will help you to manage and improve your bladder health.

There are many advantages to ISC. It should:

Blue tickprotect your kidneys

Blue tickreduce the risk of urinary tract infections (UTIs)

Blue tickimprove your quality of life

Blue tickimprove your comfort

Blue tickreduce the risk of complications and diseases

Blue tickimprove your continence

Blue tickimprove your bladder health

Blue tickreduce residual urine

Blue tickincrease autonomy

Blue ticknot interfere with your sex life


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