Short , RN,3 and Hanna M. Saltzman 4,5 James W. Short Find articles by Barbara F. Abstract Background Patients with spina bifida potentially experience social isolation with limited employment opportunities and restriction of independent living, neurologic and intellectual impairment, and orthopaedic and urologic consequences of their condition.
Adult Consequences of Spina Bifida: A Cohort Study
Disabled Sports USAExternal Sexual Health and Sexuality It is important that young adults with spina bifida talk with their healthcare professional about sexuality and sexual functioning, contraceptives, and reproductive concerns. Spina bifida causes nerve damage that can affect sexual functioning. Most people with spina bifida are fertile, and can have children. Health care for women with spina bifidaExternal Folic Acid Folic acid is very important. For more information, please visit the following websites:
These problems, including skin issues and shunt failure issues, are discussed. Contact Us Because of advances in medical care, more and more people are living with spina bifida SB into adulthood. Many patients with SB may have trouble finding healthcare providers with experience caring for patients with this disease in adulthood. The problems encountered by SB patients as they age into adulthood differ from those of childhood and require different sets of medical knowledge and expertise.