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  • Wiki | Daily Life & Mobility

    Travel

    During the initial period after rehabilitation, you may tend to stay relatively close to home, only going to familiar places. You will only set your sights further afield with time. Perhaps you have already left the centre during rehabilitation to...

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  • Wiki | Daily Life & Mobility

    Household

    To perform household tasks can be a big challenge for people with a spinal cord injury (SCI): cooking, doing the dishes and laundry, but also opening packages with only limited arm/hand function. A tetraplegic person with a complete lesion at the level...

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  • Wiki | Daily Life & Mobility

    Personal care and clothing

    Particular aspects of the skin in people with spinal cord injury (SCI) The skin of the disabled body parts is more likely to dry out since the innervation 1 of the skin glands does not function properly. Temperature-regulating perspiration is only...

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  • Wiki | Daily Life & Mobility

    Moving in bed – different positions

    People spend between a quarter and a third of their lives in bed; wheelchair users frequently even more. The manner and frequency with which we turn over in bed and change positions vary from one person to the next, as do the requirements for...

    https://community.paraplegie.ch/en/wiki-en/daily-life-mobility/moving-in-bed-different-positions
  • Wiki | Health & Sexuality

    Social skills increase quality of life

    Today strawberry yogurt is on Anna’s* grocery list. In front of the dairy section she notices that she cannot reach the yogurt sitting in a wheelchair. Many stressed people are rushing through the crowded store during rush hour and she does not dare to...

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  • Wiki | Health & Sexuality

    Changes of sexual function in women

    Lubrication (vaginal lubrication) Lubrication is a lubricating fluid that is secreted by glands during sexual arousal. Lubrication occurs during the peak period of sexual arousal and facilitates penetration. Depending on the level of paralysis, women...

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  • Wiki | Body & Complications

    Anatomy and physiology of respiration

    Breathing is the most normal thing in the world for us. We hardly think about it, even though we breathe in and out about 20,000 times per day. We breathe more when we are active and exerting ourselves, and we breathe less when we are inactive. The...

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  • Wiki | Body & Complications

    Inhalation therapy

    Inhalation therapy is a standard treatment for acute or chronic conditions of the respiratory tract. By inhalation therapy, we mean the therapeutic inhaling of medication or the therapeutic moistening of the mucous membrane of the respiratory tract....

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  • Wiki | Body & Complications

    Risks when living with limited sensitivity

    How do we define sensitivity? With sensitivity, we mean our fifth sense, namely feeling. Different from the other four senses, sensitivity is not perceived through a sensory organ such as vision is through the eyes. Our sensory system retrieves...

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  • Wiki | Body & Complications

    Autonomic dysregulation

    What is autonomic dysregulation? Autonomic dysregulation is a regulation problem that leads to an overstimulation of the autonomic nervous system. In the case of a spinal cord injury (SCI), this may occur above the seventh thoracic vertebra. Autonomic...

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  • Wiki | Body & Complications

    Respiration

    Invasive respiration What does invasive respiration mean? For people with spinal cord injuries with a lesion at a level of C4 or higher, breathing is inadequate, or there is a complete absence of it. As a result, people affected are dependent upon...

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  • Wiki | Body & Complications

    Neuropathic pain

    Pain is a basic human experience that we are often confronted with in our lives – sometimes even on a daily basis. We hit our head, our wisdom teeth are aching or we get a headache when the weather changes. There are different types of pain....

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