We all know the dreadful feeling of sneezing or coughing suddenly while having coffee with friends or while out shopping and how humiliating and embarrassing it is to be caught short and leak urine. There is a fear that there may be an odour or that leaks will be visible on clothing. Women don’t talk about these problems, it isn’t known that there is so much help available to resolve these symptoms. Give yourself back your freedom, your life and do fun, former and favourite activities with your family and friends without fear of incontinence!
The pelvic floor muscles can weaken around the time of the menopause. Hormonal changes can cause thinning of these muscles, leading to Stress Urinary Incontinence (leaks with coughing, sneezing and exercising), Overactive Bladder (needing to use the bathroom very often) and Urge Incontinence (leaking before getting to the bathroom in time). These conditions can affect as many as one in three women, especially those who have given birth to their children vaginally.
Pelvic floor muscle training can be achieved simply and easily using the iMEDicare Pelvic Health award-winning Vibrance device, which allows menopausal women to contract and train their pelvic floor muscles correctly. A simple, comfortable pessary (solid small piece of silicone and plastic also sometimes called a probe) is placed in the front passage, and it gives vibration and auditory feedback. Exercises can be progressed with the neat attachments which provide resistance to make the workout a little harder!