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Why Teachers With Catheters Suffer From An Overactive Bladder And How To Manage It

by Joann Dunn

Overactive bladders are a problem that have a variety of different causes. One of the most common of these is the use of a catheter. Teachers who have a catheter need to understand this problem and how they can avoid or treat it.

Catheters May Cause Bladder Stones

Catheters are often necessary for those who suffer from bladder problems. Unfortunately, inserting them into the urethra can cause bladder stones that can be extremely painful. That's because small mineral crystals often form on a catheter and pass into the bladder. Once inside of the bladder, they are likely to grow in size.

These stones will sit in the bladder of a teacher and cause them to have a severely overactive bladder. This means they may have a hard time controlling their need to urinate. For a teacher who needs to stand in front of a class for hours, it can be difficult to get appropriate bathroom breaks. Even worse, it can seriously affect their career and make it difficult for them to succeed.

The Problems An Overactive Bladder Can Cause Teachers

Teachers with an overactive bladder may find themselves having to go to the bathroom more times than they'd like. As a result, they may not be able to be in front of the class as much as necessary. This can lead to students acting out or behaving poorly. It can also decrease the students' respect of their teacher exponentially.

Even worse, a teacher may suffer from an accident while in front of her students. This situation is likely to cause the students to mock the teacher and cause them severe anxiety. Sadly, this may drive some teachers to quit their job and search for a new career. Thankfully, it is possible to avoid this problem or treat it when it does occur.

Managing This Problem

The best way that a teacher can avoid this problem is to carefully manage their catheter. This often includes cleaning it regularly and only handling it with clean and sterile hands. It is also important to sterilize your hands after work to avoid bacteria and viruses carried by your students. In this way, you can prevent the kind of mineral buildup that leads to crystals and bladder stones. However, you also need to understand how to manage bladder stones when they occur.

Unfortunately, surgery is typically the best way to eliminate bladder stones. A teacher worried about losing days at work should be happy that many of these surgeries are often surprisingly non-invasive, including the insertion of a small camera and laser into the urethra to identify and destroy these stones.

So if you are a teacher with a catheter and you want to avoid embarrassing accidents, make sure to take these steps and avoid the development of bladder stones. These steps can help you avoid an overactive bladder and keep you safe from career-ruining concerns. For more information and tips for dealing with an overactive bladder, contact medical clinics that offer overactive bladder services.


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