What Is Urinary Incontinence and Do I Have It?
Most women hear the word “incontinence” and think, “No, I don’t have that!”
But urinary incontinence includes any condition in which there is accidental or unwanted loss of urine – whether it is just a drop, two, or more; whether it happens only occasionally or regularly. Urinary incontinence affects both men and women; however, it is two times as common in women. It is a condition that affects at least 20% percent of women in the United States alone. In fact, some estimates bring this number up to 45% if including women who are undiagnosed. Additionally, approximately 25% of new mothers have unexpected urinary leakage after a vaginal delivery and about 16% of women have leakage following cesarean section2
How Do I Know If I Have Urinary Incontinence?
The main symptom of incontinence is the unplanned release of urine; whether it occurs in small drops or a larger volume. This leakage can occur daily, or may be more infrequent. Most women who “leak” do not identify themselves as incontinent, but should understand that unplanned bladder leakage is not normal and should be addressed early as these issues will not resolve on their own and can worsen.
If left untreated, urinary incontinence can affect the way a woman feels about herself and can cause depression or social isolation. In addition, ongoing urinary incontinence can lead to skin irritation and increased risk for urinary tract infections.3
What are the Types of Urinary Incontinence?
Urinary incontinence can be grouped into 3 different categories:
What Causes Urinary Incontinence?
- Stress Incontinence: If you leak a bit when you laugh, cough, sneeze, jog, or lift something heavy, you may have stress incontinence. This is the most common bladder control problem in younger women.
- Urge Incontinence: If you are often struck by a desperate need to urinate but can’t reach the toilet in time, you may have urge incontinence. Some people only have these symptoms during the daytime, while others may only have symptoms at night. Overactive bladder is another name for urge incontinence.
- Mixed Incontinence: If you have leakage when you laugh, cough, run or lift something heavy and have frequent, overwhelming urges to urinate, you may have mixed incontinence.
There are many different causes of urinary incontinence. Some of those include:
- Certain medications
- Increased BMI
- Over-consumption of caffeine
- Pregnancy and childbirth
What Is The Pelvic Floor?
The pelvic floor is a group of muscles that support your bladder and other pelvic organs. The muscles can become weakened and cause involuntary urine leakage.
The Ultimate Solution to Bladder Leakage
Attain is the most effective, non-invasive option for the at-home treatment of urinary and/or fecal incontinence in women. FDA cleared, no prescription required.
Attain provides muscle stimulation, visual biofeedback, and a guided exercise program to eliminate stress, urge (OAB) and mixed urinary incontinence and fecal incontinence without side effects of most treatments available on the market today. Attain works with your body to solve incontinence naturally, at the source – the muscle level.
A ONE SIZE FITS ALL SOLUTION
Attain Strengthens the Pelvic Floor Muscles AND Calms the Spasms
Attain uses mild muscle stimulation, delivered via a small, soft silicone probe that contours to your body, automatically strengthening the muscles of the pelvic floor better and more efficiently than you can do on your own. Strong pelvic floor muscles provide better overall bladder control and eliminates stress incontinence.
No more leaking when laughing, sneezing or exercising!
Attain’s second muscle stimulation algorithm, helps gently calm the muscle surrounding the bladder, eliminating the uncontrollable spasms that cause urgency/OAB or frequency symptoms-that “got to go” feeling.
Enjoy life without the worry of the nearest restroom!
“I have had incontinence for over 7 years now. I am 52 years old and was hopeless. I’ve tried every other thing on the market to no avail. I’ve been using Attain for 44 days now and I have no more leaking. I was leaking constantly, I had to wear a pad 24/7. Now I wear nothing! Finding this device was a miracle. Whoever invented this thing is a genius! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!” Christine
Whether you're postpartum or going through menopause, women of all ages can experience the frustrating symptoms of urinary incontinence.
This medical condition impacts your physical, emotional and sexual health – truly affecting your quality of life.
Apex®M is a medical device that will strengthen the pelvic floor muscles to stop stress urinary incontinence without pills, without surgery and without pain. Apex M can be purchased directly through our office and is used in the comfort and privacy of your own home.
Apex®M treats the cause of your female urinary incontinence by strengthening weak pelvic floor muscles and calming an over-active detrusor muscle. The secret is getting as close to the pelvic floor as possible and stimulating the right muscles while providing physical resistance for the exercise to build muscle. This device does just that.
- Manufactured in Wisconsin, USA
- The last incontinence treatment you will ever buy
- 100% medical-grade silicone (latex-free)
- Naturally rebuilds muscle strength and control
- Made by women, for women