Health and wellness series, Access Health, airs on Lifetime TV on Select Wednesdays at 7:30am (ET /PT). This week, Access Health featured special guests from Hollister on its “Overcoming Inertia” episode that aired on Wednesday, January 14, 2015. Access Health is a series that brings in professionals to talk about critical health topics such as nutrition, fitness, the newest medical practices, and on their latest episode, Access Health brought in two individuals from Hollister to talk about getting comfortable with catheters.
Hollister provides individuals and clinicians with resources and educational guides on products and lifestyles. When it comes to urological conditions, Hollister educates individuals on all aspects of bladder control, which is common among people who suffer from a spinal cord injury or Spina Bifida. Hollister provides a variety of urological supplies, which include VaPro, Advance Plus and Apogee intermittent catheters, male external catheters and leg bags. They also provide their visitors with details on each product to ensure they get the right supplies.
On this episode, Dale Spencer, an author, speaker and consultant for Hollister, and Mary Wisner, the Clinical Education Manager at Hollister, spoke with Access Health host, Ereka Vetrini, and medical expert Dr. Dennis R Holmes, about intermittent catheters, who may need to use one and the advantages of using an intermittent catheter. They also provided general education on urological issues.
Dale Spencer has been a speaker for over 20 years, and has been encouraging individuals through humor and inspiration, to overcome their obstacles and triumph over life’s challenges, just as he did. On Access Health, Dale shared his personal story and explained how he deals with day to day issues that come with having a spinal cord injury, and he educated the viewers on the benefits of using a catheter.
For some people, day to day activities that most of us don’t think anything about, such as going to the bathroom, can be a more complex process for people who use urinary catheters. Many people suffer from urinary retention, which is the inability to empty the bladder, while others suffer from urinary incontinence, where the bladder empties without control.
Many of these issues occur after a spinal cord injury, but are also common among people who have Multiple Sclerosis, Spina Bifida or Parkinson’s disease. But, as Dale and Mary discussed in their conversation with Access Health, these issues can be better managed with the help of a catheter. The key is finding the right one for you.
If you missed this episode on Wednesday, there’s no need to worry, you can watch the full episode below.