Problems with bladder control affect people of all ages. It can be an embarrassing topic to discuss with your healthcare professional but there are now urinary devices for women you can use at home to help treat urinary incontinence.
More than 13 million men and women, young and old suffer from incontinence in America. Women are more likely to leak urine than men and older women have more problems with bladder control than those that are younger. But no matter your age or sex, there is help for urinary incontinence.
Here is a bit of information on the different types of bladder problems that affect mostly women:Stress Incontinence
This is the most common kind of incontinence. It is characterized by urine leakage that can happen when you cough sneeze, exercise, laugh, or lift heavy things. Urge incontinence
Sometimes this is referred to as having an “overactive bladder.” Leaking of urine usually happens after a strong, sudden urge to urinate. His can happen at any time sometimes triggered by drinking, or hearing running water or even while you are asleep. Mixed incontinence
This is a combination of both stress and urge incontinence, and is most common in older women.
One of the simplest, cost-effective training devices is vaginal weights. These weights help you identify and exercise the appropriate muscle groups responsible for maintaining continence. By exercising these muscles many women have found they can overcome incontinence. Vaginal weights come in sets. The small weights are shaped similar to a tampon and are held in the vagina by tightening the muscles of the pelvic floor. The 4 weights in a set start from the lightest to the heaviest. As you are able to hold in a light weight you progress to a heavier one. Each time you can hold in a heavier weight you have strengthened your pelvic floor muscles.
Research shows that incontinence can be improved, and in some cases, even cured. Anecdotal evidence shows that long-term care facilities that have adopted the guideline have improved the quality of life of their patients and saved money at the same time. With practice you can overcome your urinary incontinence problem.