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Following a daily schedule for your intermittent self-catheterisation is important for several reasons. Sticking to a routine can help you prevent accidents and avoid health risks.
Once you can perform intermittent catheterisation on your own, you’ll be focused on getting the process down so you can perform it trouble-free at home. Your healthcare team likely guided you through the steps. One aspect that they probably covered was the importance of staying on a catheterisation daily schedule, and how this can have a positive impact on your quality of life.
Three reasons to stick to a catheterisation daily schedule
It may be challenging to stay on a strict regimen, especially if intermittent catheterisation is new to you. However, knowledge is power. Below are three reasons why staying on your self-catheterisation schedule every day is a good idea.
The right catheterisation daily schedule for you
Your healthcare team probably provided you with a recommended frequency for self-catheterisation – perhaps between 4 and 6 times a day. Of course, everyone is different, and your specific medical condition, diet, fluid intake, lifestyle, and other factors come into play when determining the ideal routine for you.
As always, follow the advice of your healthcare team. If you develop complications, such as recurring incontinence or UTIs, consult with them. They may recommend changes to your routine, such as increasing the frequency of your self-catheterisations.
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