Catheterize before the activity
Whatever you decide to do, catheterize right before your start, as this will minimize the risk of leakages.
Stick to your schedule
It’s easy to get carried away when you’re involved in sports activities – especially when you’re almost about to win or in good company! Set yourself a reminder so you don’t forget to do intermittent catheterization. Think about where you’ll be doing your activity and plan when you can visit the restroom so it doesn’t get in the way.
Remember to drink
Bladder issues and the insecurity of not being at home might persuade you to drink less. But if you sweat more or the weather is hot, you will need to drink even more to replace lost fluids. Take small sips and plan your catheterizations. Avoid dehydration.
These are general guidelines meant to help you with typical questions. You should follow the specific instructions provided by your healthcare provider and the intermittent catheterization solution you are using.