A U.S medical study citing a recent survey sheds light on the issue of stress incontinence and the way American women deal with this uncomfortable and embarrassing condition.
In the United States, an estimated 18 million people suffer with daily urinary incontinence, and another 34 million feel the need to urinate with increasing urgency and frequency but manage to avoid accidents.
For 30% of women ages 15 to 64, vaginal childbirth is a typical cause of incontinence and many women in the United States do not seek treatment, with only 56% ever bringing up the condition in a conversation with their physician. Only 24% said they have discussed it during the year preceding the study.
Instead, women who are dealing with this condition employ a number of self-managed coping techniques. More than half use pads and over 40% actively seek locations of toilets outside the home. Performing Kegel exercises, considered the first line of defense can generate more frustration because women unknowingly don’t do the Kegels effectively or consistently, which leads to no improvement in symptoms. Other strategies include adapting their diet and fluid intake, surgery with potentially dangerous side effects or using medications.
An alarming finding shows that most women with mild symptoms of stress incontinence will never talk about their condition with their physician, and 50% of them attempt to self treat, while the rest are unsure about what they could do to alleviate the symptoms and do nothing.
Now, there is a real solution to alleviate the symptoms of stress urinary incontinence that will help women exercise the pelvic floor muscle which is crucial in overcoming their condition and let go of the restricting coping mechanisms they have been using.
Apex is the first automatic pelvic floor (Kegel) exerciser, now available to women nationwide from Pour Moi.Women will automatically exercise their pelvic floor muscles using mild muscle stimulation and an active resistance balloon to target the correct muscles every time.
Pelvic floor muscle fitness (PFM) not only decreases involuntary loss of urine, but also improves sexual health and may decrease the danger of prolapse of organs such as the uterus and bladder into or out of the vaginal canal.
Exercising the pelvic floor will ensure:
- Improved bladder control when laughing, coughing, sneezing or exercising
- Improved sexual health
- Improved pelvic floor organ support
- Faster recovery of pelvic muscle tone after childbirth
Now women nationwide can use Apex from Pour Moi, a Wisconsin-based company devoted to women’s pelvic health. The full line of Pour Moi products are designed and engineered in the United States by women and for women using only locally sourced material. https://www.pourmoi.com/