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Urinary Retention

Living your life with urinary retention

The inability to completely empty your bladder is referred to as urinary retention, it is characterized by a poor urinary stream with intermittent flow, straining, a sense of incomplete voiding or hesitancy. For more than 20 years, B. Braun has helped people with urinary disorders to cope with their condition. 

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Helping you to manage your urinary retention 

Urinary retention can be caused by an obstruction in the urinary tract or by neurological problems that interfere with signals between the brain and the bladder. An effective solution may be the intermittent urinary catheterization, which can be done yourself or another person.

Self-catheterization for an independent active life

The solution for many people affected by urinary dysfunction may be intermittent self-catheterization. This procedure allows to empty the bladder and to preserve the proper functioning of the kidneys.

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Female catheterization

The female urethra is around three to four cm long. You can choose between mini or standard length and different intermittent catheter types, depending on your individual preference. 

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Male catheterization

Intermittent catheters for men vary in size and type and are available with two different catheter tips. So you can choose the version that suits you best. 

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Simple intermittent catheterization with Actreen® catheters

Self-catheterization gives you control over your bladder and can give you independence from the help of family members and health care professionals. The Actreen® range offers several key benefits which can make your daily use of catheters easier to handle and convenient.  

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