Helping to manage your plaque psoriasis
THEY'RE MEDICAL DEVICESROUTINELY USED BY BOTH MEN AND WOMEN. AND AS A GROWING NUMBEROF THE US POPULATION AGES, IT'S A DEVICE CERTAIN TO INCREASE INDEMAND AND USE. AND WE'RE TALKING ABOUT URINARYCATHETERS. AND WHILE A SENSITIVE MEDICAL TOPIC, NO DOUBT, IT'SONE THAT REALLY MERITS DISCUSSION.WITH US TO DO EXACTLY THAT, NIKKI MCCORMICK, MANAGINGDIRECTOR FOR WELLSPECT HEALTHCARE. ALSO JOINING US THISMORNING IS DR. MATTHEW SAND, A
UROLOGIST WITH THE SHEPHERDCENTER IN ATLANTA. AND LATER ON WE'RE GOING TO GET A CLOSE UPAND PERSONAL CONVERSATION WITH TWO CATHETER USERS. YOUNGADULTS, BENEFITING FROM THE USE OF STATE OF THE ART CATHETERS.HERE TO LEND THEIR PERSONAL PERSPECTIVE ON THIS IMPORTANTTOPIC. GOOD MORNING TO BOTH OF YOU.GOOD MORNING. NIKKI, LET ME START WITH YOU.LET'S TALK ABOUT EXACTLY WHAT IS A URINARY CATHETER AND WHAT IT'SUSED FOR.
OK, WELL, INTIMATE INCATHETERIZATION IS THE SECOND BEST WAY TO ENTER YOUR BLADDER.THE FIRST WAY IS WHAT YOU AND DO VOLUNTARILY EVERY DAY.SURE. IT'S A SPECIAL TUBE CALLED ACATHETER THAT'S INSERTED INTO THE BLADDER. IT DRAINS THE URINEAND THEN IS REMOVED AND DISCARDED. SO, IT ALLOWS THEBLADDER TO WORK NORMALLY, FILLING AND EMPTYING AS NEEDED.AND THERE ARE MANY CONDITIONS THAT CAUSE THE BLADDER TO NOTWORK PROPERLY, FOR INSTANCE,
SPINAL CORD INJURY.THAT'S RIGHT. MS, SPINAL BIFODA.THE AGING PROCESS. SO, INTIMATE IN CATHETERIZATION ALLOWS THEBLADDER TO WORKING NORMALLY AND LOFRIC AND HARD TO FILL ITCATHETER THAT ALLOWS THE PATIENT TO USE THAT PRODUCT AND MAINTAINTHEIR BLADDER HEALTH. DOCTOR, OBVIOUSLY THE MAKE UP OFA MAN AND WOMAN ARE DIFFERENT. SO, ARE CATHETERS DESIGNEDDIFFERENTLY FOR EACH INDIVIDUALé SURE. THE ULTIMATE DESIGN OF THECATHETER IS SIMILAR. IT'S THE
LENGTH OF THE CATHETER THAT'SDIFFERENT, THE MALE AND FEMALE URINARY TRACT ARE OF DIFFERENTLENGTHS. SO, THAT'S THE MAIN DIFFERENCE.NOW, NIKKI, YOUR COMPANY DEVELOPED AND INVENTED THEHYDROPHILIC CATHETER. TELL ME MORE ABOUT THAT.WELLSPECT FORMALLY ASTERTECK, INVENTED THE LOFRIC CATHETERBACK IN 1983. AND WE'VE CONTINUED TO DEVELOP AND INVOLVETHE PRODUCT DURING THAT TIME UP UNTIL THE PRESENT DAY OF THENEWER PRODUCTS LIKE LOFRIC ORIGO
AND LOFRIC SENSE. SO, WE'VE BEENAROUND A LONG TIME. HAVE A LOT OF EXPERIENCE AND WE CONTINUE TOAFER 30 YEARS OF BEING AN EXPERT IN THE INTIMATE INCATHETERIZATION MARKET, WE'RE LEADERS IN INNOVATION, QUALITY,DEVELOPMENT AND PROVIDING EDUCATION MATERIALS FOR USERSAND HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS. SO, AS A COMPANY WE STRIVE TOPASSIONATELY MAKE A REAL DIFFERENCE TO EVERY ONE EVERYDAY THAT USES OUR PRODUCTS AND THAT'S IMPORTANT.SURE.
Psoriasis Symptoms and Signs Psoriasis Signs
Psoriasis Symptoms and Signs Psoriasis Symptoms Psoriasis is a chronic,autoimmune disease often characterized by the development of thick reddish plaques thatare y and scaly. Psoriasis symptoms appear on the skin when the immune system sends faultysignals resulting to the speedy growth cycle of the skin cells. Psoriasis symptoms may be unnoticeable duringits early stage. But it often starts with an itching or burning sensation followed bythe appearance of small, red, flattened bumps. These gradually grow into large, thick, reddishpatches that are covered with silverywhite
scales. These scales can fall off or be rubbedoff, leaving a moist surface and bleeding spots However, psoriasis symptoms may appear differentlydepending on the affected area. It can appear on any part of the body like the scalp, eyelids,ears, mouth, lips, genitals, elbows, palms and nails. On the scalp, psoriasis symptoms may be mildwith slight and fine scaling. But it can also look like a severe danuff with thick flakescovering the entire scalp. When the disease affects the face, psoriasissymptoms most often appear on the eyebrows
where scales cover the eyelashes and the edgeof the eyelids become red and crusty which can impair vision. Moreover, psoriasis inthe ears occurs outside the ear canal. Scales build upthis area blocking the ear canalleading to a temporary hearing loss. Psoriasis symptoms may also appear insidethe mouth. It can affect the gums, tongue, inside the cheek or the lips. Usually, thepsoriasis lesions are white or gray causing difficultychewing and swallowing food. When psoriasis happens on nails, psoriasissymptoms appear under the nails, on palms or soles of the feet. The nails experiencedeformation, thickening and onycholysis or
the separation of the nail from the nail bed.The nails become rigged and pitted with one or more yellowishbrown waxy spots. Red dotsappear under the fingernails while the palms and soles of the feet can also develop infection.In some cases, it can include cracking, blisters and swelling. Moving on to the lower part of the body, psoriasissymptoms can also appearthe genital regions which are usually smooth, y and red. Thepsoriasis symptoms on the upper thigh region consist of many small, round, red patchesthat are often scaly. Meanwhile, the creases between the thigh and the groin are nonscaly.But the skin is reddishwhite and the area
may also develop some fissures or cracks. In addition, psoriasis symptoms also appearon the vulva. The affected area consists of smooth, nonscaly, red patches. The outerskin of the vagina can develop such psoriasis symptoms, without affecting the urethra. Similarly,psoriasis of the penis consists of many small, red patches that are often scaly or smoothand shiny which can affect both circumcised and uncircumcised males. Lastly, anal psoriasis is red, nonscaly andprone to itchiness. Psoriasis symptoms include bleeding, pain during bowel movement, andexcessive yness and itching. Meanwhile,
psoriasisthe buttocks crease can eitherbe red and nonscaly or red with very heavy scales.