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Tips for managing your bladder while at work

Working to live, or living to work? No matter what you do, you should be able to concentrate on your job and not worry about bladder problems.

How to schedule catheterisation

You could link your intermittent catheterisation schedule to regular events throughout the working day for example, regular meetings or your coffee and lunch breaks. 

Bring enough supplies 

Make sure you take enough catheters to work every day. We also recommend keeping spare catheters at work or in your car if you use one for going to work. Compact catheters fit easily into your pocket, so you don’t need to bring a bag to the toilet. However, it’s a good idea to pack a 'smart kit' in case you have a leak, when you are away from home. 

Limit coffee or other caffeine drinks at work 

It’s common to sip coffee or water all day. Limit caffeine beverages, as they will make you go more often. You should still drink 1.5 litres of fluids per day, but keep track of how much you drink at work so you can time your catheterisations accordingly. 

Bring a change of clothes 

With good routines you will minimise the risk of having accidents both at work and anywhere else. However, in case it should it happen anyway, it is a good idea to keep spare clothes at work or in your car.