Urinary incontinence is an irritating and inconvenient health condition that many people sweep ‘under the rug.’ In fact, there are a ton of people in the world that don’t even consider it serious – but that’s probably because they haven’t had the misfortune of dealing with it themselves.
We’re here to tell you that it IS a medical condition, and it IS a serious one at that. Having UI makes it extremely difficult to go through daily life normally. But we’re also here to tell you that there is help out there – and we’ll point you in the right direction to get that help. Just give us a moment of your time, and we’ll show you exactly how to get your bladder on the right track, to minimize leakage as much as physically possible.
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Have you Been Diagnosed With Urinary Incontinence?
If you’re unsure, that’s okay.
Let us put it to you this way: Many U.S. women that have to deal with urinary incontinence health problems commonly have weakened pelvic floor muscles, but that’s difficult to self diagnose. Weakened pelvic floor muscles can be caused by childbirth, increased age, hysterectomy procedures, diabetes, menopause, and even an elevated BMI level. There are several causes – not just a single cause. You may need to discuss the reason behind your urinary incontinence with a medical professional to determine what brought the health problem on.
What’s more, is that there are different types of urinary incontinence you may be dealing with. For instance, if you leak a little or a lot when you laugh, when you work out in the gym, or when you sneeze often, you likely have stress-related UI. If you leak when you suddenly feel a strong need to urinate, you likely have urgency UI. If some of these instances are mixed, well there you have it; you might have mixed UI. Check out www.pelvicscore.com to take a free quiz and rate your symptoms.
What are Your Options for Treatment?
Physical therapy can often help strengthen your pelvic floor muscles enough to get rid of those unwanted UI symptoms, but it is rather expensive and time-consuming to go through.
In the spirit of Bladder Health Awareness Month, we wanted to clue you in on a new, FDA-approved and cleared option for those of you battling UI, as an alternative method of treatment. leva, the Pelvic Digital Therapeutic created to optimize pelvic floor muscles, is here to help.
This prescription-only, intravaginal accelerometer-based device provides women real-time feedback as they perform their pelvic floor muscle exercises through its Digital Health app. The device and smartphone app can train women on what to do and how to do it – either as a standalone treatment or in conjunction with treatment by a physical therapist.
Once you get the technique down, you’ll need to conduct it approximately 2 ½ minutes per day, twice a day, to strengthen your pelvic floor muscles. But don’t worry, because if you’re not doing the exercises the right way, leva will let you know; this device detects the movements that your pelvic floor muscles are making in real-time, and it will show you exactly what you’re doing wrong or what you’re doing right. Renovia, leva’s manufacturer will even provide you with discreet access to a personal coach if you need some help on how to use leva. They even have published clinical results helping back up that leva can help you towards your symptom improvement goals in as little as six weeks.
If you have any further questions, please visit knowleva.com. All the additional information you’ll need can be found there.