Urinary incontinence, also known as bladder leakage, is a medical condition that impacts the lives of millions of women of all ages. There are three primary types of urinary incontinence: urge incontinence, overactive bladder, and the most common, stress urinary incontinence (SUI). Many women experience a combination of two or more.
SUI is the involuntary loss of urine during coughing, sneezing, laughing, exercise, or other activities that put pressure on the bladder. It is frequently the result of pregnancy, childbirth, or hormonal changes during menopause. SUI affects as many as 30% of women of all ages and backgrounds, but few seek help.
Common Issues Related to Stress Urinary Incontinence
Women who suffer with SUI frequently avoid or limit social activities, exercise, travel, and even shopping. Some use pads, but feel self-conscious about odor or bulkiness. Others have tried more complex and invasive solutions, but in many cases, without much success. Increased isolation and inactivity can lead to emotional and physical health concerns, yet many women don’t talk about their condition for years.
The Agency for Healthcare Policy and Research recommends that women with stress urinary incontinence [SUI] first consider conservative, non-surgical treatment options before exploring more invasive approaches. If you believe you have SUI, talk with a clinical specialist (a gynecologist, urologist, or urogynecologist) who will diagnose your condition and discuss appropriate treatment options. Based on the severity of your condition, these may include behavioral modification, pelvic muscle strengthening exercises (kegals), urethral inserts, vaginal devices, and surgery.
Your doctor may recommend FemSoft as a treatment option that offers immediate, non-surgical relief from SUI — and the confidence to live your life.
FemSoft is intended for the management of stress urinary incontinence in adult females.
FemSoft is a urethral insert and consists of a narrow silicone tube that’s encased in a soft, pliable, mineral oil-filled sleeve. To protect delicate tissue, the FemSoft Insert is smooth and seamless, with no hard surfaces. The insert conforms to your body, creating such a comfortable fit that users report hardly knowing it’s there.
CONTRAINDICATIONS: FemSoft is not for use in women with bladder or other urinary tract infection (UTI), urethral stricture, bladder augmentation, pelvic radiation, or conditions where urethral catheterization is not clinically advisable, immunocompromised, at significant risk from UTI, interstitial cystitis, pyelonephritis, history of severely compromised urinary mucosa, unable to tolerate antibiotic treatment, on anticoagulants, overflow incontinence or neurogenic bladder.
Stress Urinary Incontinence
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