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What is the Pelvic Floor?

The pelvic floor is a group of muscles, ligaments, and connective tissues in the pelvis. They provide support to the bladder, bowel, and uterus. When damage occurs or the muscles weaken, women may begin to experience bladder leakage, pelvic organ prolapse, or reduction in sexual satisfaction.

What is Urinary Incontinence (UI)?

Urinary Incontinence, also known as bladder leaking, is the involuntary loss of urine.  It is a condition that is bothersome and can greatly impact self-esteem.  Bladder leaking occurs when the pelvic floor muscles weaken, causing the bladder to shift downward, preventing muscles that ordinarily force the urethra shut from squeezing as tightly as they should. As a result, urine can leak during moments of every life and physical stress.

30% of women will experience UI at some point

UI is Common, There is a Solution

Millions of women around the world experience bladder leaking, it does not discriminate by age or fitness level.  The good news is that evidence shows that properly performed pelvic floor exercises, also known as Kegels, lead to 70% improvement in symptoms of incontinence across all age groups.  PeriCoach can help guide you through a customized exercise regime which fits easily into your daily routine.  Giving you back confidence and control!

Why Exercise Your Pelvic Floor?

There are lots of ways pelvic floor muscle exercises can improve your life –  increased sexual satisfaction,  confidence performing daily activities without leaking, and reduced spending on pads. With all these benefits, the question really should be, why aren’t you exercising your pelvic floor?

Performing Pelvic Floor Exercises
Improved Strength and Sexual Satisfaction
Cost of Bladder Leakage

Symptoms of Urinary Incontinence (UI) in Women

There are several types of urinary incontinence, so not every woman will experience symptoms in exactly the same way.

  • Stress incontinence is a common form of UI, causing the release of a few drops or even a small stream of urine when you cough, laugh, sneeze, or otherwise exert pressure on your bladder.
  • Some women feel a sudden, intense urge to urinate, followed by a sudden loss of urine—this is known as urge incontinence.
  • Some women may even experience more than one type of UI, known as mixed incontinence.

If you experience any of these symptoms, you likely have a form of UI. A common cause of UI is the weakening of the pelvic floor muscles, nerves, and other tissues in the pelvic region as a result of childbirth, menopause, and other events.

No woman should suffer with uncomfortable and embarrassing bladder leakage. Learn more about how the PeriCoach System can help you strengthen your pelvic floor, for improved confidence, comfort, and sexual satisfaction.

Experts Recommend Pelvic Floor Muscle Exercises.

Dr. Christina Lewicky-Gaupp, Urogynecologist, treats women every day suffering from bladder leakage in her clinic.  PeriCoach conveniently fits into a daily routine, guiding and motivating through a series of pelvic floor exercises.  Its no wonder that regular PeriCoach users report improvement in mood, overall bladder control and sexual satisfaction.

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