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Stress Incontinence

What is stress incontinence?

Stress incontinence is when urine leaks because there is a sudden extra pressure ('stress') on the bladder. This is because your pelvic floor muscles and urethra cannot withstand the extra pressure. Stress incontinence develops because the pelvic floor muscles are weakened. Small amounts of urine may leak, but sometimes it can be quite a lot and can cause embarrassment. Urine tends to leak most when you cough, laugh, or when you exercise (like when you jump or run). In these situations there is sudden extra pressure within the abdomen and on the bladder. It is the most common form of urinary incontinence in women.   

What causes stress incontinence?
In most cases stress incontinence is due to weakened pelvic floor muscles. The common reason for the pelvic floor muscles to become weakened is childbirth. The pelvic floor muscles are a group of muscles that wrap around the underside of the bladder and rectum. Stress incontinence is common in women who have had children. It is also more common with increasing age as the muscles become weaker, particularly after the menopause. Stress incontinence is also common in women who are obese.

How does continence stimulation help? 

Approximately 30% of women who experience incontinence are unable to voluntarily contract the pelvic floor muscle and require additional assistance to aid in their pelvic floor training. This is where continence stimulation is vitally important in the re-training of the pelvic floor muscles. Pelvic floor stimulation is a non-invasive treatment which activates natural neuromuscular mechanisms and is aimed at exercising and toning the pelvic floor muscles. In the case of stress incontinence, PFS automates pelvic floor exercises via a pudendal nerve reflex. Unlike other treatments, PFS has no side-effects, always exercises the right muscles and does not require active patient participation.

Numerous studies have reported that 70% of patients are either improved or cured using PFS.

Like any other muscle building, stimulation for Stress incontinence takes time to work, You should expect to exercise for at least 12 weeks for best results. 



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