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We understand SCI/D and urinary retention personally, so we work hard to design intermittent catheters with your needs in mind. Below, you’ll find a variety of resources based on different medical conditions.
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At Cure Medical, we have a vested interest in the quality, safety, comfort and convenience of our intermittent catheters— as our founder’s health depends on them, too.
Cure Catheters and Cure Closed Systems are not only safe and comfortable, but easy to use. Many are ready-to-use, right out of the package! Cure Catheters work just like any other intermittent catheter, but also offer Cure’s extra comfort features and fewer chemicals for your peace of mind.
FOR MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS
According to the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America, an estimated 400,000 people in the United States have MS, as well as up to 2.5 million people worldwide.
Bladder dysfunction in MS happens when nerve signals to the bladder and urinary sphincter (the muscles surrounding the opening to the bladder) are blocked or delayed because of MS lesions in the brain and/or spinal cord.
For Neurogenic Bladder & Pelvic Organ Prolapse
Pelvic organ prolapse, a type of pelvic floor disorder, can affect many women. In fact, according to WebMD, about one-third of all women are affected by prolapse or similar conditions over their lifetime.
According to WebMD, anything that puts increased pressure in the abdomen can lead to pelvic organ prolapse.
Common causes include: Pregnancy, labor, and childbirth (the most common causes), Obesity, Respiratory problems with a chronic, long-term cough, Constipation, Pelvic organ cancers, and surgical removal of the uterus (hysterectomy).
FOR PROSTATE CANCER
With over 160,000 new cases reported each year, the American Cancer Society states, “About 1 man in 9 will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime.”
Medical News Today explains, “Prostate cancer affects the prostate gland [which is only present in males], the gland that produces some of the fluid in semen and plays a role in urine control in men.”
FOR SPINA BIFIDA
According to the Spina Bifida Association, Spina Bifida is the most common permanently disabling birth defect in the United States. Spina Bifida happens when a baby is in the womb and the spinal column does not close all of the way.
Every day, about 8 babies born in the United States have Spina Bifida or a similar birth defect of the brain and spine.
Cure Medical offers a variety of resources for people who were born with Spina Bifida, including catheters that are not made with known-carcinogens DEHP or BPA.
FOR SPINAL CORD INJURY
According to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center, the annual incidence of spinal cord injury (SCI) is approximately 54 cases per million population in the U.S. or approximately 17,000 new SCI cases each year.
More than 280,000 people are living with a spinal cord injury in the United States, and 80% are men.
Did you know? The incidence of bladder cancer in people who have spinal cord injury (SCI) is 16 to 28 times higher than that in the general population. Source
Cure Catheters are not made with scary chemicals or known-carcinogens like DEHP or BPA. Learn Why.
FOR TRANSVERSE MYELITIS
Transverse myelitis (TM) is a rare inflammatory disease causing injury to the spinal cord with varying degrees of weakness, sensory alterations, and autonomic dysfunction (the part of the nervous system that controls involuntary activity, such as the heart, breathing, the digestive system, and reflexes).
According to the Transverse Myelitis Association, approximately 1400 new cases of TM occur each year in the US. Although this disease affects people of all ages, approximately 25% of cases are in children.