Stress incontinence - a treatable condition
Author: PT Direct Ltd.
Date: May 2017
Do you need to manage your bladder? Do you avoid doing things "just in case"? Do you worry about an accident? Have you changed your lifestyle as a result?
If this sounds familiar, then this is a sign you suffer from stress incontinence. But there is good news - it is simple to treat.
You have a choice ... stress incontinence is treatable
Stress incontinence affects millions of women in the UK, but in the vast majority of cases, it is an avoidable condition.
Because stress incontinence is the result of a weak pelvic floor and your pelvic floor is made up of muscles, exercises to strengthen your pelvic floor provide an effective treatment in most cases.
This means that you are in a position to change your life for the better - you have a choice to continue to suffer or to take control and find an effective treatment.
How do you treat stress incontinence?
The treatment for stress incontinence in nearly all cases is exercise. Specific, targeted, effective exercise, not to become strong, but to regain control over your pelvic floor function and the endurance to hold on.
This exercise is known as pelvic floor muscle training (PMFT), or Kegel exercises, and is recommended by NICE*.
Pelvic floor (or Kegel) exercises
Pelvic floor muscle training (or pelvic floor exercises) can be done successfully on your own at home. You will need support and guidance to make sure that you are performing the exercises correctly and to help you maintain your motivation as you work towards your goal.
The self-help route may not work for everyone, but it will work for most, and it is very likely that your GP would expect you to try self-help before referring you for any specialist treatment.
Take control with a PelvicToner
Exercising your pelvic floor on your own without any outside assistance can be difficult. This is where the PelvicToner can help.
Designed around Kegel's 4 principles for effective pelvic floor exercise - feedback, education, resistance and progressive intensity - the PelvicToner is an exercise device designed to help you exercise your pelvic floor more efficiently and effectively.
It works by:
- Helping you to correctly identify and squeeze the right muscles
- Allowing you to work at the correct level by changing the resistance provided by the springs
- Giving you a sense of progress that helps you to maintain your motivation
The PelvicToner is a simple, easy to use and low-cost pelvic toning device, which brings results quickly and is effective for over 80% of users, based on results in our on-going customer survey.
It is also NHS approved, clinically proven and available on prescription.
If you’d like to find out more, go www.pelvictoner.co.uk, or call us on 0117 974 3534. And don't worry, if you win a Freebie and you've already bought a PelvicToner, we'll refund you the cost of your purchase.
There’s never been a better time to take control
* National Institute for Health and Care Excellence
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Last revised: 31 May 2017
Next review: 1 December 2017