- Diet and nutrition
- Mental health
- Relationships and family
- Sexuality and intimacy
- Bladder care
- Bowel care
- Skin care
- Pain or hypersensitivity
- Autonomic dysreflexia
- Other issues and complications
Diet and nutrition
A bowel program is often used to help your bowels become regular and predictable. This program usually involves medications, a high fibre diet and a high fluid intake.
Tips and sample meal plans to help you make better food choices if you are trying to lose weight.
It is important to maintain a healthy weight. This will help to keep you feeling and looking well, and able to do all the things you need to each day.
Eating a healthy diet can help support your immune system and keep your skin in good condition. This will help reduce the chance of infections and pressure sores. Eating a healthy diet will also reduce the need for vitamin and mineral supplements.
Good nutrition helps keep you in good health. If you have a spinal cord injury eating well is even more important, as it can help your body resist infection and maintain good skin, bladder and bowel habits.
A healthy and balanced diet may be supplemented by medicines.