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Regaining bladder control after spinal cord injury

Regaining bladder control after spinal cord injury

Loss of normal control over urination is a common side effect of paralysis of the spinal cord of any severity. According to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center, about 291,000 Americans live with a spinal cord injury, and many have bladder dysfunctions or lack control over their bladder. This is because damage to the …

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Diet and food for spinal cord recovery

Diet and food for spinal cord recovery

Paralysis can affect the overall health and normal functioning of spinal cord injury patients, including their bladder and bowel movements, skin changes, weak and brittle bones, and loss of muscles due to inactivity. And when this happens, working out becomes challenging. So how can your body handle spinal cord injury recovery? What Changes after Spinal …

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Seated exercise for obesity and limited mobility

Seated exercise for obesity and limited mobility

Chair exercises, such as chair aerobics, chair yoga, and chair Pilates, can help build muscle strength and improve balance while providing a low-impact workout. A chair exercise routine also helps burn calories and fat, aiding in weight loss paired with a healthy diet. Chair exercises can be done in the comfort of your own home, …

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How do paraplegics pee and poop

How do paraplegics pee and poop

Spinal cord injury can change how the bladder and bowel muscles work, making it harder for the bladder and buttocks to send information to the brain. A spinal cord injury can cause a “neurogenic bladder” or “neurogenic bowel,” respectively, malfunctioning the urinary or digestive systems. The science behind the dysfunction The thoracic and sacral nerves, …

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Seated upper body workout for individuals in wheelchairs

Seated upper body workout for individuals in wheelchairs

Regular exercise has positive effects on both physical and mental health. In this article, we’ll educate you on how to work out your entire upper body while seated and explain why wheelchair users must exercise. Upper body workouts can reduce discomfort and enhance the quality of life for wheelchair users when combined with other treatments. …

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Can a paralyzed man get a woman pregnant

Can a paralyzed man get a woman pregnant?

Spinal cord injuries do not hinder paralyzed women from becoming pregnant; they experience sexuality just as non-paralyzed women do. But spinal cord injured men do experience erectile dysfunction and ejaculation issues. Approximately 81%  of individuals with spinal cord injury-related paralysis are males aged 19–45 in the reproductive bracket. It affects all aspects of their health, …

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