Incontinence is a condition that affects men and women across the globe where the pelvic floor becomes weak and can’t prevent leakages from the bladder. It not only impacts the daily lives of those affected, but it is also embarrassing and causes stress and strain. However, there are ways to treat the different types of incontinence, which has helped many individuals live life with confidence.
What Is Incontinence?
Incontinence is a condition that affects individuals in various forms and stages ranging from small leaks to full loss of bladder or bowel control. It often is linked to a weak pelvic floor which, when the muscles are too loose or too tight, can cause involuntary actions from the urinary or facial tracks.
Incontinence can be brought on by various factors including stress, urges and pelvic floor weakness after birth. This affects normal toileting habits and does not discriminate between gender or age.
Who Is Affected By Incontinence?
Incontinence can happen to anyone at any time with different circumstances causing a weak pelvic floor to develop in men, women and children. Urinary incontinence alone affects 1 in 3 women, 1 in 5 children and 1 in 10 men just within Australia. Faecal incontinence affects approximately 1 in 20 Australians.
Some health conditions and events in life can also increase your risk of incontinence including giving birth, prostrate issues, poor fluid intake and a poor diet. All of these can cause a weak pelvic floor and, in turn, incontinence.
What Are The Benefits Of Improving Your Pelvic Floor?
Improving a weak pelvic floor will help to stop incontinence and will better your lifestyle. Strengthening your pelvic floor will also improve bladder and bowel control, speed up recovery after birth and prostrate or pelvic floor surgery and increase sexual performance.
Strengthening your pelvic floor is important for those suffering any form of incontinence and will help you return to normal daily life without worrying about leaks. This is also a great confidence booster and improves mental health while reducing the stress of having to have a toilet close by.
The Perfect Way To Strengthen Your Pelvic Floor
Improving a weak pelvic floor is easy with our TESLAChair pelvic floor treatment. This treatment uses Functional Magnetic Stimulation (FMS), which creates an electromagnetic pulse forcing the pelvic muscles to contract enabling them to strengthen and improve control.
The TESLAChair provides a non-invasive treatment and is painless so you never have to feel uncomfortable. Each session lasts 30 minutes and you can relax sitting down while your pelvic floor goes to work. You could even read a book or magazine while you wait!
If you are looking to improve your lifestyle and your pelvic floor muscles contact us today to book a TESLAChair treatment on 02 6239 7347.