Most people experience health issues at some time in their lives, many of which can make sitting or squatting to pee challenging. Barriers to hydration are not optimal at any time, especially when dealing with physical issues.
The pStyle is also a stand-to-pee device for the healthcare industry, allowing users to stand and pee without removing clothing.
Knee pain — whether it’s from arthritis, knee replacement, or aging — makes it difficult or impossible to sit or stand back up (not to mention squat!).
From sprained ankles to broken legs, standing to pee keeps peeing simple and speeds healing by encouraging hydration.
After abdominal surgery, sitting down is painful and difficult — after hip surgery, it’s no easier. Anal and genital surgeries present unique complications with peeing. The best STP device for healthcare situations is often a pStyle.
The pStyle creates convenient alternatives for frequent urination and offers support with episiotomy and other postpartum issues.
Conditions such as frequent urination and urge incontinence can keep people from doing the things they love. The pStyle can relieve some of the stress of peeing for these and other common urinary issues.
Lower-body prosthetics increase mobility but can prevent squatting or even sitting, depending on the type. Across different types of prosthetic healthcare, a stand-to-pee device means a wider world for people with lower-body prosthetics.
People are sensitive — some are hypersensitive. Both private and public bathrooms and the physiology of urination itself involve smells, noises, wetness, and situational stimuli that can be severe triggers. The pStyle can lessen or remove these stimuli in a variety of ways.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why choose the pStyle for your healthcare use?
The pStyle’s firm plastic body makes it easy to hold and maneuver through a zipper or elastic waistband. The shape moves urine away from the body and clothes without making a mess.
Needless to say, not all healthcare urination devices are alike. Other stand-to-pee devices made from floppy materials, or those that need to be vertically positioned, are trickier (and often messier) to use, especially in medical situations.
Can I use the pStyle in a wheelchair?
People who use wheelchairs have varied success with the pStyle. The user needs to be able to scoot to the front of the chair, position the pStyle under their urethra, and tilt it slightly down. Wheelchair users who can do this are able to wheel to the front of a toilet and use it without the need to transfer.
Do I need to worry about UTIs when using the pStyle as a stand-to-pee device for Healthcare?
No. Although many risk factors are associated with UTIs, like post-menopausal changes and weakened immunity, no evidence suggests that stand-to-pee devices (or reusable pee cloths) correlate with UTIs. Thousands of people use stand-to-pee devices daily; if they were causing UTIs, we’d hear about it!
One risk factor for UTIs is not hydrating enough or holding your pee. Stand-to-pee devices like the pStyle encourage hydration and facilitate easier bladder evacuation, which are effective ways to prevent UTIs.
For more info about pStyle for the healthcare industry, check out this excellent video from Wandering Switchback — a hiker, pStyle user, and urology nurse—that addresses stand-to-pee devices and UTIs in detail.