Women throughout the U.S. are experiencing urinary incontinence (UI) as this article is being written, and they’re trying to find a way around the bladder issue. Treatment methods are not screaming I’m here to help! which isn’t necessarily comforting. Generally speaking, women with UI have a few scarce options, mainly focusing around the idea of surgery, the notion of medication, or the consistency of pelvic floor exercise exercises. Without committing to one of these solutions, they feel frustrated and only see a leaky bladder-filled future.
Is there a possible way out of this bladder leakage condition?
That’s the basic question woman muster up; they want to know if there’s some way to stop the urine from involuntarily flowing out of their bodies, especially at the wrong moments. Like when they’re laughing, when they’re working out, or when they’re simply just standing around having a conversation.
As previously mentioned, the most common options are surgery, medication, and pelvic floor muscle exercises. Surgery should technically only be taken into consideration when dealing with severe cases. Medication should only be brought up by your doctor when it’s nearly impossible to conduct the appropriate exercises once or twice a day. Pelvic floor muscle exercises are highly recommended for functioning women, from both doctors and physical therapists. But what happens if you don’t know how to perform the exercises correctly?
Pelvic floor muscle exercises aren’t the easiest of exercises to perform.
Pelvic floor muscle exercises, sometimes referred to as “kegels”, aim to strengthen the muscles in your pelvic floor. Medically and scientifically speaking, you need a strong pelvic floor to support your bladder, uterus, and bowel movements as a grown adult. Without such strong muscles, you’re more likely to leak urine involuntarily.
However, pelvic floor muscle exercises are not so easy to perform, even if you’re used to working out daily.
Women who experience symptoms of weakness in their pelvic floor muscles may not only experience urinary incontinence but may also feel pain during sex. Pelvic floor exercises combined with the use of vaginal dilators or trainers can help strengthen the pelvic floor muscles and restore the vaginal opening and gradually get rid of pain during intercourse.
If you don’t know how to perform pelvic floor muscle exercises, find out about leva®.
The Pelvic Digital Health System, also known as leva® works with you to make sure you’re performing pelvic floor muscle exercises correctly. The vaginal probe should be placed into your vaginal opening once you’re ready to conduct the exercises. As you lift your pelvic floor, the probe will detect your vaginal movements in real-time, and immediately send the messages to your smartphone via the Renovia application. Here’s where PDHS teams up with Renovia to provide you with a great opportunity; an opportunity to see if you’re performing the exercises correctly or not.
If you’re not, the Renovia application will alert you, and you can make changes and adjustments from there until you are properly performing them.
If you do have any additional questions, leva® is happy to help provide you direct access to a personal coach that will help you reach your bladder symptom improvement goals.