Catheter Connection

The Basics of Coude Catheters

by Jessica November 18, 2014 14:29
There are many different types and brands of catheters available today, but there are typically only two basic insertion tip types (with the exception of some variations of the two): straight tip and coudé tip. Straight is the most common type of insertion tip, but coudé catheters are also frequently used. Read on to learn more about this type of catheter insertion tip to see if it is right for your needs.

What is a coudé catheter?

The coudé tip is basically an slightly angled or curved tip on a catheter. This type of tip is best used for those who have great difficulty passing a regular straight tip catheter. This situation is most common in men, so the coudé tip is nearly always on a male length catheter. The reasons for this situation include urethral strictures, blockages, enlarged prostates, or false passages. 

Coudé Tip Catheter Types & Product Options

There are varying types of coudé catheters available 
180 medical coude catheter curesuch as an olive tip, Tiemann tip or tapered tip. Your doctor will likely determine what works best for you, based on your anatomy and the issue causing the need for a coudé. 

Coudé catheters come in a variety of products for everyone's needs and preferences, such as closed system kits, hydrophilic catheters, and intermittent straight catheters. See our product catalog for a look at some of the available options.

How to use a coudé tip catheter

There is no one right way to position the angle of the tip, depending on your body's needs. But your prescribing healthcare provider will likely spend a little time in the office to go over the process of learning to insert the catheter, including which direction to face the angle of the insertion tip. 

Many coudé tip catheters will offer a reference point on the funnel or tube of the catheter itself to see which way the coudé's angle is facing, such as a notch, bump, or guide line down the catheter tube itself, which can be of some help during insertion as well. 

After you leave the doctor's office and start using catheters at home on your own, it's natural that you might have some questions or need further assistance. 180 Medical can help. We have trained specialists available to contact during our business hours, and we also offer one-of-a-kind informational booklets about catheterization and even a DVD with step-by-step instructions. We'll do all we can to make this process easy to understand.

Finding the Right Coudé Catheter For You

180 Medical offers a variety of the top coudé-tip catheters. Coudé-tip catheter products come in intermittent catheter, hydrophilic catheter, or closed system catheter options. There is no one catheter that works best for everyone. With 180 Medical, you'll have access to the  widest selection of the top coudé tip catheters, available from the best manufacturers including ConvaTec's GentleCath line, Bard, Coloplast, Cure, Hollister, Rusch, LoFric, and more! 

Contact us today to speak with one of our friendly trained catheter specialists to get started on the road to finding the best catheter for you.



About the Author:

Jessica has worked for 180 Medical for over 5 years and currently holds the title of Purchasing & Marketing Coordinator. Her favorite things about 180 Medical are her great co-workers and getting to work for such a fun, caring company. She loves writing, art, music, and spending time with friends and family.

180 Medical is Hiring!

by Jessica November 12, 2014 09:59
180 Medical continues to grow as a company, and over the summer, we recently moved to a new location since we outgrew our old headquarters. Now we are looking for some exceptional individuals to join our 180 Medical family. 

“Even though 180 Medical continues to grow by leaps and bounds, we have kept that fun, family atmosphere here that I think is a big part of why our employees truly love their 180 medical is hiring employee feedback quotejobs,” says Todd Brown, founder and CEO of 180 Medical.  

In fact, 180 Medical is such a great company that we werebest places to work in oklahoma 2014 named one of the Best Places to Work in Oklahoma for a fifth year as of 2014. The ranking is based upon anonymous employee feedback in surveys, and we are excited to be recognized as a company that treats its employees with care and consideration, just as we do for our customers. We offer great benefits as well as fun perks to keep our employees smiling, such as casual wear to work, goal-driven incentives, and fun company events like our annual bowling night and chili cook-off.  

But what is it that makes working at 180 Medical so special? Well, a huge part of what 180 Medical is all about revolves around service - both to others in the workplace and to our customers. We are devoted to providing unparalleled care for our customers, and that even extends into our community. Every day, one resounding thing that our employees say is that they love how our company feels like a family, even with the continued growth, and that they look forward to coming to work every day. Not many people can say they truly love their jobs, but we hear it very often from our employees. 

Are you looking for a job where you can make a difference? Maybe you want a positive work environment so yotheo employee 180 medicalu can look forward to come to work each weekday. Or perhaps you’re looking for a stable career with a company that offers great benefits and perks. 180 Medical can offer you all that and more!  

Check out our available positions:
  • Shipping Specialist
  • Inside Sales (Product Specialist) 
  • Documentation Specialist 
  • Confirmations Specialist 
  • Customer Service/Client Specialist 
  • Billing Specialist 
  • Officer Coordinator (Livonia, MI) 
  • Sales Representative (Varied Locations)     
If you or someone you know is interested in working at 180 Medical, apply today at our Careers page!

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About the Author:

Jessica has worked for 180 Medical for over 5 years and currently holds the title of Purchasing & Marketing Coordinator. Her favorite things about 180 Medical are her great co-workers and getting to work for such a fun, caring company! She loves writing, art, music, and spending time with friends and family.

Hydrophilic Catheters 101

by Jessica November 3, 2014 13:43
You may have heard the term "hydrophilic catheter," and your doctor may have even discussed some of the features of this type of newer-technology product. But are you still left with some questions as to how to use a hydrophilic catheter? Or perhaps you wonder what the benefits of using this kind of device could be for you. 180 Medical makes it a point to be an available source of knowledge for you, so we'll try to help shed some light on this topic. 

What is a hydrophilic catheter?

For many years, the most common type of catheter has been the straight catheter, which is most often manually lubricated with a separate form of sterile lubrication jelly. While this is a great option that is certainly tried and true, some people still experience some pain, pressure, and discomfort during the catheterization process, due to the lubrication sloughing off of the catheter during insertion or withdrawal.

Hydrophilic catheters were created in part to help with this very situation, as well as offer a more convenient and quick solution for catheterization on the go. These catheters have a layer of coating of pre-lubrication that is bound to the surface of the tube itself, so that once the lubrication is activated, it will not slough off.

Hydrophilic catheters are activated by water or sterile saline solution, which may be present in the catheter package itself or in a separate foil packet. The pre-lubricated coating absorbs water during the activation period and creates a smooth, slippery surface perfect for giving a smooth and comfortable catheterization experience. The coating layer remains intact upon introduction into the urethra and ensures lubrication of the urethra in its entire length.

How do I use a hydrophilic catheter?

how to use a hydrophilic catheter 180 medicalHydrophilic catheters are activated by water or sterile saline solution, which may be present in the catheter package itself or in a separate foil packet.

If the catheter has a packet, you must burst it to release the water and activate the hydrophilic properties of the catheter. In order to do this, simply fold the water packet at the middle and apply pressure with your thumb and forefingers. This should release the solution.   Depending upon the brand of catheter, you'll usually allow approximately 15 to 30 seconds for the solution to fully coat the catheter and activate the hydrophilic coating. At this point, it should be ready for you to insert into the bladder, as you would normally.  

180 Medical also offers one-of-a-kind educational materials with step-by-step instructions, such as our 180 Medical DVD and our How to Cath Booklets for both men and women (offered in English and Spanish). We also have unique and helpful booklets just for kids that help to make the catheterization process more normal and less scary for children and their caregivers/parents. These great booklets also offer instructions and fun activities.

Contact us today if you have more questions!


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About the Author:

Jessica has worked for 180 Medical for 5 years and currently holds the title of Purchasing & Marketing Coordinator. Her favorite things about 180 Medical are her great co-workers and getting to work for such a fun, caring company! She loves writing, art, music, and spending time with friends and family.
 

180 Medical College Scholarship Recipients: Spotlight on Noah

by Jessica October 27, 2014 11:05
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We officially announced the 2014 winners of our annual 180 Medical College Scholarship on August 1st, 2014, and since that time, we have been featuring our nine individual recipients as the Fall semester progresses, including Nichole, Danielle, Garrett, Ian, Chelsea, and Kayla. Today, we're happy to let you meet another one of our well-deserving scholarship winners, Noah.

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180 Medical Scholarship Winner Noah's Goals and Achievements

Noah's drive and strength really impressed us all here at 180 Medical. While he was born with Spina Bifida, he refuses to let his condition define him. While he was growing up, he began to feel a need to interact with other kids who had similar issues and feelings while noah mussay sled hockeyremaining active. He actively began searching for the right activity that would give him a physical outlet and allow him to meet other kids with disabilities, and finally, he discovered a passion: sled hockey. Since he joined his local sled hockey team, the Chicago Hornets, he has grown into a role as a leader and a role model for the younger kids on the team, and he always makes sure to exhibit qualities like good sportsmanship and confidence. "It is important to me to show these young kids, as well as the able-bodied kids, that although we look different, we can still play the game seriously."

On top of playing sled hockey, Noah has also maintained excellent grades in school, leading him to graduate in the top ten percent of his senior class. He shows a sense of purpose and drive in all he does, and he knows that while he may face certain challenges in life that come with having Spina Bifida, he is learning more every day how to rely on himself. He often advocates for himself when needed, such as coordinating his own workout regimen with a physical therapist since his school did not offer an adaptive physical education program.

Noah has just begun his Freshman year at the University of Saint Francis and will be majoring in Mass Communications. It's exciting to see someone with such drive and determination move forward with his goals, and we are happy to be able to play a part in contributing to his future endeavors.

180 Medical College Scholarship

180 Medical is honored to have a scholarship program to help those with spinal cord injuries, spina bifida, transverse myelitis, and/or a neurogenic bladder. Paying for college isn't easy these days, and we understand that there are often extra financial difficulties for aspiring students who live with these conditions. To learn more about 180 Medical's College Scholarship program, visit http://www.180medical.com/Scholarships.

What is Spina Bifida?

Did you know that this month is National Spina Bifida Awareness Month? Learn more about this condition and what you can do to raise awareness here.

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About the Author:

Jessica has worked for 180 Medical for 5 years and currently holds the title of Purchasing & Marketing Coordinator. Her favorite things about 180 Medical are her great co-workers and getting to work for such a fun, caring company! She loves writing, art, music, and spending time with friends and family.
 

180 Medical College Scholarship Recipients: Spotlight on Elena

by Jessica October 23, 2014 14:08
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We officially announced the 2014 winners of our annual 180 Medical College Scholarship on August 1st, 2014, and since that time, we have been featuring each one on our blog as the fall semester progresses, including Nichole, Danielle, Garrett, Ian, Chelsea, Kayla, and Noah. Today, we'd love for you to meet the last of this year's inspiring recipients, Elena.

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180 Medical Scholarship Winner Elena's Story and Goals

Elena was born with Spina Bifida. From the time she was 3 months old, she began to undergo surgeries to repair her spine. Although the surgery was considered successful, to this day, she cannot feel her foot or much of her leg. Despite all this, Elena maintains a positive attitude and considers her condition her motivation. She states that she "aspire[s] to become an engineer in the biomedical or neurological field and to create technologies which will help those with a similar or worse condition than [her] own."

Elena has achieved much so far throughout high school. She was an active member of multiple clubs, as well as presided as Senior Class President and acted as a Student to Student Ambassador Leader and Mentor (Anti-Bullying Program), all while maintaining a 4.0 GPA. She was an AP Scholar with Honors and belonged to the National Honor Society, and she was honored with the 2013 Rotary Youth Leadership Award, among many other achievements. 

We're sure Elena will go far in life, and it's so exciting to be able to contribute a piece to Elena and all of our bright, young scholarship winners' futures! 

180 Medical College Scholarship

180 Medical is honored to have a scholarship program to help those with spinal cord injuries, spina bifida, transverse myelitis, and/or a neurogenic bladder. Paying for college isn't easy these days, and we understand that there are often extra financial difficulties for aspiring students who live with these conditions. To learn more about 180 Medical's College Scholarship program, visit http://www.180medical.com/Scholarships.

What is Spina Bifida?

Did you know that this month is National Spina Bifida Awareness Month? Learn more about this condition and what you can do to raise awareness here.

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About the Author:

Jessica has worked for 180 Medical for 5 years and currently holds the title of Purchasing & Marketing Coordinator. Her favorite things about 180 Medical are her great co-workers and getting to work for such a fun, caring company! She loves writing, art, music, and spending time with friends and family.

180 Medical College Scholarship Recipients: Spotlight on Kayla

by Jessica October 23, 2014 12:20
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We officially announced the 2014 winners of our annual 180 Medical College Scholarship on August 1st, 2014, and since that time, we have been featuring our nine individual recipients as the fall semester progresses, including Nichole, Danielle, Garrett, Ian, and Chelsea. Today, we are proud to introduce you to Kayla, one of our inspiring scholarship winners.



180 Medical College Scholarship Winner Kayla's Story & Goals

Kayla was born with Spina Bifida Occulta, where an extra bone in her back severed her spinal cord and damaged the nerve that ran to her left foot. At just three months old, she had surgery to correct her spine and foot - the first of many surgeries in her life.

Doctors said she would likely never be able to walk, and while she definitely had difficulties to face that other children did not, she still proved the doctors wrong. Kayla says, "I do not remember my first steps, [but] I know the spirit that I had - the spirit that says never, ever give up."

Throughout her life, she continues to work hard to defy the odds. In high school, she received numerous awards and honors, such as the Superintendent's Rigor Award and the Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society. She also stayed very busy with extracurricular activities, clubs, and community service, such as DECA, FBLA, Spanish Club, Beta Club, Prom Committee, and more. On top of that, she has stayed active with sports, including JV and Varsity basketball and JV softball. 

Kayla, who has just entered her Freshman year as a major in Public Policy at the University of Virginia, has kept a fiery spirit of determination and a positive outlook. We here at 180 Medical are awed by her story and her optimism, and we're excited to play a part in contributing to her bright future.

180 Medical College Scholarship Program

180 Medical is honored to have a scholarship program to help those with spinal cord injuries, spina bifida, transverse myelitis, and/or a neurogenic bladder. Paying for college isn't easy these days, and we understand that there are often extra financial difficulties for aspiring students who live with these conditions. To learn more about 180 Medical's College Scholarship program, visit http://www.180medical.com/Scholarships.

What is Spina Bifida?

Did you know that this month is National Spina Bifida Awareness Month? Learn more about this condition today and find out ways to spread awareness.

spina bifida awareness month





About the Author:

Jessica has worked for 180 Medical for 5 years and currently holds the title of Purchasing & Marketing Coordinator. Her favorite things about 180 Medical are her great co-workers and getting to work for such a fun, caring company! She loves writing, art, music, and spending time with friends and family.
 

180 Medical Product News: Introducing ConvaTec's New Urostomy Pouch System

by Jessica October 20, 2014 12:03
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Interested in keeping up with the latest products available on the market? 180 Medical is always ready to share the scoop on the newest supplies and technology with you, so today, we'd like to let you know a little more about ConvaTec's newest urostomy pouch system with Moldable Technology ™.

What are the features of the ConvaTec Natura™ + Urostomy Pouch System?

The Natura™ + Urostomy PouchConvaTec Natura Urostomy Pouch is part of a two-piece system that collects urine/liquid output from one's stoma, and it was designed to give the wearer a feeling of security and discretion while remaining comfortable. The pouch itself is more discreet with a streamlined shape, and there is baffling inside the pouch to evenly distribute urine inside the bag for a slim profile. There is also a soft comfort panel on the side that rests against the body which reduces friction or irritation between the pouch and the skin. It also has an anti-reflux valve to keep urine from flowing back into the stoma. The pouch is easily compatible with ConvaTec's Moldable Technology™ skin barriers, such as the new Natura™ Accordion Flange.

Key Features of the ConvaTec Natura™ Urostomy Pouch System

  • Discreet, comfortable pouch
  • Streamlined shape
  • Soft body-side comfort panel
  • Anti-reflux valve provides additional security
  • Quilt-like baffling to evenly distribute urine for slim profile, discretion & less tugging
  • Flexible soft-tap closure
  • Works with multiple drainage systems for night-time convenience
  • Moldable Technology™ skin barrier to minimize skin irritation and maximize protection, fitting any stoma size or shape

How do ConvaTec's Moldable Technology™ Skin Barriers Work?

Moldable Technology™ skin barriers feature a pliable, easy-to-shape seal that will "rebound" to fit any stoma size/shape. Simply roll and mold the adhesive to fit your stoma, and the seal will "turtleneck" upward to protect your surrounding skin with a secure, snug fit. This means fewer leaks and less skin irritation.

Learn a little more with this video:


What are the benefits of Moldable Technology™?

Research shows that around 50% of people with an ostomy have skin complications at one point or another, and this is usually due to body waste leaking from the stoma onto the skin. However, "more than 95% of patients who started on Moldable Technology™ kept their skin healthy, and more than 86% of those with pre-existing skin disorders had improved skin after switching to Moldable Technology™."

Interested in trying ConvaTec's Natura™ Urostomy Pouch and Moldable Technology™ skin barriers?

For more information about these or other ostomy products, feel free to call one of our trained Ostomy Specialists at 1-877-688-2729. You can also fill out our online inquiry form or connect to us via Live Chat. We're happy to help you find the right product for your needs, and we also have access to a team of Ostomy Nurses that you can connect to by phone if there are any further questions or if medical advice is needed.

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About the Author:

Jessica has worked for 180 Medical for 5 years and currently holds the title of Purchasing & Marketing Coordinator. Her favorite things about 180 Medical are her great co-workers and getting to work for such a fun, caring company! She loves writing, art, music, and spending time with friends and family.
 

180 Medical Employee Spotlight: Billing Specialist

by Jessica October 9, 2014 14:10
180 Medical is a national leader in the intermittent catheter industry, and we also provide ostomy and other related supplies. We recruit employees who are positive, hard-working individuals who want to enjoy going to work. We offer a competitive benefits package, extensive training, and many fun extras and perks. 180 Medical was also named one of the Best Places to Work in Oklahoma for the 5th year in 2014.

This month, we're happy to feature Chelsea from the Billing Department.

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What are some of your main job duties as a Billing Specialist at 180 Medical? 

Billing Specialists are responsible for a wide range of duties involving customer's insurance companies. We file claims daily as well as appeal claims we have had problems being paid on. Once we are paid by the insurance company, we are responsible for making sure that every payment is posted to each customer's account to maintain accuracy on customer's monthly statements.

I personally specialize in resolutions in the Billing Department, which involves working on and appealing older claims.

What do you love most about 180 Medical?

180 Medical is one of the few companies I know that genuinely cares both about their customers and their employees. Even though we don't get to interact with our customers in the billing department as much as some of the other positions in the company, I love knowing that we are helping to make a positive difference in our customers' lives. The environment that we work in is happy and positive. It's a job that you wake up in the morning excited to come to work. 

Anything you’d say to someone thinking about applying for a job at 180 Medical?

If you are looking for a change in careers and you want to work somewhere that you can make a difference in others' lives, I encourage you to apply. Not only is it a very rewarding job, we tend to have some fun as well! I have been here for two years, and I continue to learn new things, and I have loved every day of it! 

What's one of your favorite stories of how you helped one of our customers?

I was on the phone with one of our customers recently, and we were having issues with her insurance processing the claims correctly which had caused her to receive a large bill. When she called, she was initially very concerned about this. We worked on the issue, and then later in our conversation, when we were able to get the insurance problem straightened out, she broke down in tears and expressed to me how thankful she is for our company. She said she is so grateful to know that we are such an honest company that's always willing to help her with all questions she has regarding her supplies or insurance problems. When we finished our conversation, all of her questions were answered, and it seemed like she was no longer worried about the issue. It's a nice feeling to help others like that, and it makes me feel proud to work at a company that our customers look at so highly.

Tell us a little bit about yourself.

I am originally from Sioux Falls, SD. I lived there until I came down to Oklahoma City to attend college at Heartland Baptist Bible College for three years. I met my husband while I was here in college, and that is how I have ended up staying here in Oklahoma. I love camping, hiking, going to the lake and traveling! I am also a huge Thunder fan. However, I do feel like a bit of an outsider in Oklahoma, because I am not much of a college football fan. Thunder Up!

Thank you to Chelsea and all of the employees that make up our Billing Department, each of whom play such an important part in our daily operations at 180 Medical.

Interested in beginning your career at 180 Medical? Take a look at our available jobs and apply today.


About the Author:

Jessica has worked for 180 Medical for 5 years and currently holds the title of Purchasing & Marketing Coordinator. Her favorite things about 180 Medical are her great co-workers and getting to work for such a fun, caring company! She loves writing, art, music, and spending time with friends and family.
 

180 Medical College Scholarship Recipients: Spotlight on Chelsea

by Jessica October 3, 2014 13:30
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Since we announced the 2014 winners of our annual 180 Medical College Scholarship on August 1st, 2014, we have been featuring our nine individual recipients as the fall semester progresses, including Nichole, Danielle, Garrett, and Ian. Today, we are proud to introduce you to another amazing recipient, Chelsea.

Chelsea Holiday 2014 180 Medical college scholarship winner

180 Medical Scholarship Winner Chelsea's Story

By all accounts, Chelsea Holiday seemed to be a healthy and active child. But more and more, she began to have difficulty with running, playing, and keeping up with her friends. Soon, even walking became a struggle. Her family took her to see multiple doctors, and finally an MRI revealed that she had a tumor growing at the end of her spine, a form of Spina Bifida and tethered spinal cord. Despite a lengthy surgery to remove the tumor, she was told there was a chance that nerves were damaged, walking would still be difficult, and it could even grow back. But Chelsea's spirit was undaunted -- she was ready to get back to getting active and playing sports again.

As she grew older, her feet and legs didn't grow at the same rate, leaving her foot chelsea holiday playing volleyballturned in and one calf muscle smaller than the other. She went through more surgeries to help correct it and continued with physical therapy, but she didn't let these setbacks stop her from pursuing the things she was passionate about. She says, "I believe that I can do anything as well as anyone else...I am a fighter, and whether I step onto a court, field, or classroom, I can achieve all of my goals."

Throughout high school, Chelsea has stayed active with sports and was even a varsity starter player and captain in volleyball, basketball, and softball. She was also a member of DECA and Latin Club, and she has given back to her community by helping special needs children, tutoring, and mentoring. During her senior year, she was on the academic honor roll and has won various awards for leadership and character. She has also recently been featured in the Philadelphia Inquirer in an article entitled "Physical Adversity Didn't Stop 3-Sport Athlete."

This fall, Chelsea begins her Freshman year at Ithaca College and plans to pursue a career by majoring in Marketing. We here at 180 Medical are excited to contribute to Chelsea's dreams, and we're sure her unstoppable spirit will continue to awe and inspire others.

180 Medical College Scholarship Program

180 Medical is honored to have a scholarship program to help those with spinal cord injuries, spina bifida, transverse myelitis, and/or a neurogenic bladder. Paying for college isn't easy these days, and we understand that there are often extra financial difficulties for aspiring students who live with these conditions. To learn more about 180 Medical's College Scholarship program, visit http://www.180medical.com/Scholarships.

What is Spina Bifida?

Learn more about Spina Bifida here.
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About the Author:

Jessica has worked for 180 Medical for 5 years and currently holds the title of Purchasing & Marketing Coordinator. Her favorite things about 180 Medical are her great co-workers and getting to work for such a fun, caring company! She loves writing, art, music, and spending time with friends and family.
 

180 Medical Honors National Spina Bifida Awareness Month

by Jessica October 2, 2014 14:41
With the beginning of October, many of us are getting excited about the fun autumn activities ahead, like picking a pumpkin, hayrides, football games, and of course, dressing up for Halloween. But one really special aspect of October that stands out to us here at 180 Medical is that this entire month is dedicated to raising awareness about a condition known as Spina Bifida.

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What is Spina Bifida?

Spina Bifida is a congenital development disorder that occurs when the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord) does not form normally in the womb during pregnancy. When this happens, some vertebrae of the spine remain open, and in some cases, there is a fluid-filled sac on the spinal cord. People born with Spina Bifida can still lead fulfilling lives, although they may face many surgeries and future issues related to their challenges, such as not being able to fully move or control the lower parts of their bodies or loss of bowel and bladder control, and more.

To learn more, see our article about Spina Bifida.

What causes Spina Bifida? Can it be prevented?

There is not a specific known cause of Spina Bifispina bifida awareness ribbonda at this time. However, studies show that most cases of Spina Bifida can be prevented if an expecting mother has enough folic acid in her body before and during pregnancy.

Learn more about folic acid and what the best sources of supplementation for your diet are at the CDC's official website here.

National Spina Bifida Awareness Month Matters to 180 Medical

We have been and continue to be proud sponsors of various programs and events that support awareness and funding for various Spina Bifida organizations, such as the Spina Bifida Association's Walk-N-Roll events, or their Education Days, which are affordable, life-changing events that bring the latest information and news of research on Spina Bifida while spina bifida conference 180 medicaloffering support to those with Spina Bifida and their families.

We are honored to offer an annual scholarship program to help those with Spina Bifida, spinal cord injuries, transverse myelitis, and/or a neurogenic bladder.

Please join us and the Spina Bifida Association (SBA) in spreading awareness about this condition all month long. If you'd like to share your story about how Spina Bifida has affected your life or someone you love, or how 180 Medical has helped you, please "like" us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/180medical and leave us a comment! You can also check out the Spina Bifida Association at their Facebook page or at their official website.

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About the Author:

Jessica has worked for 180 Medical for 5 years and currently holds the title of Purchasing & Marketing Coordinator. Her favorite things about 180 Medical are her great co-workers and getting to work for such a fun, caring company! She loves writing, art, music, and spending time with friends and family.