Incontinence, Pelvic Pain and Unstable Bladder are Treatable
Bladder control problems are a very prevalent problem which can have a devastating effect on lifestyle. They affect both females and males in all age ranges. Incontinence is reported to affect one in four women, middle-aged or older and 50% of those in nursing homes. It should not be regarded as a normal part of childbirth or aging.
Female incontinence problems are most often found to be the result of a muscular dysfunction, often following childbirth, menopause or an injury. This causes inappropriate recruitment of the pelvic muscles. It leads to muscle atrophy which further aggravates the problem leading to involuntary urine leakage. Untreated, the problem will not go away on its own and will nearly always get worse if ignored. Most types of incontinence are effectively and permanently corrected with biofeedback therapy.
Sometimes people with incontinence problems are told to “Just live with it”, or “At least it’s not life-threatening.” This is not acceptable. Muscle re-education, using biofeedback in a program of multiple behavioural therapies, is the primary treatment for incontinence. It is a safe and highly effective treatment when performed by a physiotherapist or nurse trained in continence therapy. As well, several biofeedback instruments are available as safe and effective home trainer units.
Biofeedback Assisted Muscle Re-education
Most cases of urinary incontinence are effectively corrected by this type of pelvic floor exercise and without surgery. You can avoid the risk of surgery complications and the convalescence time. Surgery is usually not a permanent cure when the underlying problems of muscle control and weakness are not addressed. Only rarely is surgery needed to correct incontinence.
The use of biofeedback instrumentation is key to achieving successful results. The proportion of successful outcomes is very high, especially when used in combination with behavioural methods, muscle stimulation and weighted cones. You will feel better and have more energy. With better muscular control, you can maintain continence by continuing to practice simple exercises, if needed, which you will use to sustain muscle tone and that have been learned in the biofeedback program.
Your Next Step
If you are not able to locate a therapist, the Aquaflex, P.F.X., ETS-290 and Femetone products inculde detailed instructions so you can use them on your own, with good chance of success.