Incontinence is involuntary urine leakage often caused by weak pelvic floor muscles that do not offer enough bladder support. This can sometimes be a result of childbirth or menopause.
Stress incontinence is a type of incontinence that occurs when certain movements, such as coughing, sneezing, laughing or exercising, increase abdominal pressure which presses down on the bladder. Sufferers of stress incontinence will often try to avoid exercising and sports. Even jumping on the trampoline or running around after kids is out of the question.
Urge incontinence is also known as having an “overactive bladder” (OAB). It is a type of incontinence caused by involuntary muscle contractions resulting in the sudden urge to urinate. Those who suffer from urge incontinence feel the need to go to the toilet even when their bladder is not yet full. They can also involuntary urinate if they don’t get to a toilet in time.
Many women are affected by both stress incontinence and urge incontinence. This is called “mixed incontinence”. One in three women over the age of 60 suffers from some type of urinary incontinence. This is a massive statistic made all the more atrocious by how unnecessary it is!
Incontinence in women has generated a multi-million dollar industry for manufacturers of panty-liners and adult nappies, as well as pharmaceutical companies. They safeguard their industry by making urinary incontinence seem like a normal part of life, all the while ignoring the fact that it is a curable condition.
With the Kegelmaster, it is possible to eliminate incontinence. By performing kegel exercises and with the help of the Kegelmaster’s progressive resistance technology, you will strengthen your pelvic floor muscles and potentially make embarrassing urinary incontinence a thing of the past.