3 Bladder Control Treatments and How They Work

Bladder control is an issue with which many women struggle. The sudden urge to go may hit when you are out with friends, while shopping, at work, or on a date. If you are planning your trips outside the home around the location of bathrooms, or if you bring pads with you just in case, then you might need to talk with your doctor about bladder incontinence treatments.

Incontinence is defined loosely as an inability to control the leakage of urine. There are three main types of incontinence: stress, urge, and overflow.

Stress incontinence occurs when the pelvic floor muscles weaken from strain or inactivity. The weakened muscles allow your organs to shift from their natural position by shear gravity to putting weight directly on top the bladder. This extra weight is sometimes greater than the bladder’s muscles’ ability to hold the urine in your bladder.

If you laugh, sneeze, cough, or jump and you leak a little pee, then you most likely are experiencing stress incontinence.

Urge incontinence is also called “overactive bladder,” because the bladder contracts involuntarily, leading to urination. The exact cause for urge incontinence is often difficult for doctors to pinpoint, but can be the muscles of the bladder involuntarily contracting from lack of respiration. Urge is sometimes referred to as Over-Active Bladder (OAB). Some journalists believe OAB was a way to make it easier for patients to speak to their physicians’ about the condition, and when appropriate including discussions about drugs to treat the condition.

Mixed urinary incontinence is when a person has both stress and urge incontinence.

Regardless of the types of incontinence, if you experience leakage, then your doctor will probably discuss a bladder control treatment with you. So, what kinds of treatments are out there?

3 Common Bladder Control Treatments

1. Bladder Retraining

The first thing your doctor might have you do is something called “bladder retraining.” This process involves keeping a diary that tracks what time you urinate throughout the day. Then they will begin a treatment plan that includes lengthening the time in small increments, perhaps five or ten minutes, between urination. This slowly strengthens the pelvic floor muscles while also training your body to go at certain times of the day, instead of it sneaking up on you.

Bladder retraining can be uncomfortable for many women because the need to go is so strong. Doctors will discuss with you techniques for overcoming the need to urinate, such as deep breathing exercises and meditation. You might also be asked to limit caffeinated beverages, as well as eliminate all liquids before bedtime.

2. Kegels

This is one of the most common bladder control treatments that doctors prescribe. They often combine bladder retraining with kegel exercises to strengthen the pelvic floor even more.

A kegel is an exercise that requires absolutely no equipment. Kegels can even be done while sitting down. The exercise involves clenching the pelvic floor muscles for a few seconds at a time, then releasing. The clenching is then repeated and over time, this strengthens the pelvic floor.

While this is a great treatment for busy women because it can be done discreetly and in any place, it can be difficult for some because their pelvic floors are so weakened. It also requires focus to make sure you are clenching the right muscles and for the correct amount of time, multiple times a day.

Women with the most severe forms of incontinence have begun to turn to pelvic floor trainers and other technologies as a form of bladder control treatment.

3. Pelvic Floor Trainer: The Yarlap

As mentioned before, the pelvic floor is a muscle that helps to control the flow of urine. When you flex the pelvic floor muscle, it lifts and tightens around the urethra. If the pelvic floor is weak, it does not tighten as well, which leads to urine leakage.

The good news is that the pelvic floor can be strengthened, just like any other muscle. And even better news? Technology today has made the process of strengthening the pelvic floor even easier and more effective.

Yarlap is a pelvic floor trainer that does the kegel exercise for you. With its AutoKegel technology, you just insert the stimulator, choose a program from the Yarlap unit, and sit back and relax. Yarlap will stimulate the pelvic floor muscle gently, which strengthens the muscle over time.

AutoKegel sends precise instructions to the muscles using a mild impulse to work-rest the pelvic floor muscles correctly, comfortably, safely and conveniently. It’s much like in nature but there is no minimum muscle control necessary to start, there is no need to concentrate on the routine, and there is no guessing as to what are the proper muscles to contract and for how long; with Yarlap, the work-outs for strength or massage are pre-set. As such, the Yarlap is appropriate for women of virtually any age or size.  This is by far the best bladder control treatment available today!

Gone are the days of kegel after kegel after kegel. While this traditional exercise has worked well for women who experience incontinence, Yarlap makes kegels even easier by actually doing the work for you. It is small, discreet, and easy-to-use, which means you can use it just about anywhere.

Yarlap is FDA-cleared and clinically-proven. Within just 2 to 12 weeks, women with even the most severe incontinence saw improvement.

Women are on-the-go workers, mothers, wives, sisters, and friends. Don’t let bladder control keep you from ruling the world. Stop your incontinence in its tracks with Yarlap, the newest in bladder control technology!

Yarlap: The Best Pelvic Floor Trainer

Yarlap: The Best Pelvic Floor Trainer

 

Women today have a lot to balance–careers, families, finances, social lives, and a million other things. A lot of women also have to juggle health issues like incontinence, or bladder leakage. When the creators of Yarlap discovered that women experience incontinence twice as often as men, they decided to do something about it.

 

Yarlap is the best pelvic floor trainer on the market. This new, FDA-cleared technology strengthens the pelvic floor muscles. With AutoKegel technology, and an easy to use, portable device, Yarlap makes toning the pelvic floor easy and hassle-free. We wanted to empower women to live life boldly–and carefree!

 

So how exactly does Yarlap work? What makes it the best pelvic floor trainer available? Read on to find out.

 

What is the pelvic floor and why does it matter?

 

Before we get started with how the technology works, it is important to understand what exactly the pelvic floor is.

 

Both women and men have a pelvic floor. This is the muscle that stretches from the tailbone to the pubic bone. It literally looks like a floor that runs along the bottom of your pelvis.

 

The pelvic floor acts somewhat like a trampoline. It stretches across the bottom of the pelvis and tightens around the anus, vagina, and urethra in women. When you flex the pelvic floor muscle, it lifts and tightens around these organs. This allows you to stop the flow of flatulence, feces, and urine.

 

However, things like childbirth, high impact exercise, age, being overweight, and a variety of other things weakens the pelvic floor. Just like a trampoline, it stretches and loosens over time. It becomes a lot harder to tighten the pelvic floor muscle, which allows leakage to happen.

 

The good news is that the pelvic floor muscle is exactly that: a muscle. And most muscles, even the ones that we can’t see, can be worked out and strengthened.

 

This is where pelvic floor trainers come in handy. However, not all are built the same, and they’re not always that effective.

 

Traditional Pelvic Floor Trainers

 

Most pelvic floor trainers on the market involve some sort of sensor that connects to an app on your phone. The app then guides you through a set of kegels. A kegel is an exercise that includes tightening and releasing the pelvic floor which strengthens it over time. The sensors give you feedback on when to squeeze, how tightly to squeeze, and how long to perform the exercise.

 

However, these sensors often track any sort of movement going on, which means if you have the sensor positioned incorrectly, it can track muscles that are not your pelvic floor. In other words, you’re working out the wrong muscle! Even with the help of these trainers, many women still continue to perform kegels incorrectly.

 

Why is Yarlap the best pelvic floor trainer?

 

Yarlap is a pelvic floor trainer that does the exercise for you. With its AutoKegel technology, you just insert the stimulator, choose a program from the Yarlap unit, and sit back and relax. Yarlap will stimulate the pelvic floor muscle gently, which will strengthen the muscle over time. Yarlap is also:

 

Quick
You want your workout to be quick so that you can move on with your busy day. Yarlap takes just twenty minutes a day, 3-5 times per week.

 

Easy
The best part of Yarlap is you can insert it and forget it! You simply insert the stimulator into your vagina, plug the stimulator into the Yarlap unit, then choose a program. Because it is so small and discreet, you can do a pelvic floor exercise anywhere and everywhere–at work, at home, reading a book, cooking dinner, and on and on!

 

Effective
Women with even the most severe incontinence saw improvement in 2-12 weeks. And as an added bonus, many women also reported feeling stronger sexual experiences. A tightened pelvic floor can lead to stronger orgasms.

 

Custom-Tailored
Every woman is unique, so why shouldn’t your pelvic floor workout? Yarlap comes with six programs to choose from. Even better, you can increase or decrease the intensity of the stimulator to fit your exact needs.

Safe
Yarlap is FDA-cleared and clinically proven. The AutoKegel technology makes it easy to target the right muscles, so you don’t have to worry about whether you’re doing the exercise correctly.

 

Yarlap is the latest and greatest in pelvic floor trainers. After just a few weeks, Yarlap will build up your pelvic floor so that you can rule the world without worrying about leakage. Check out our website to learn more about how Yarlap can help you.

Women’s Incontinence Treatments: What’s Out There?

Incontinence is an issue that affects millions of people across the United States. 1 in three women will experience it and 62%  will leak in public. Incontinence is twice as prevalent in woman as men. Weakening of the pelvic floor muscles from pregnancy, delivery and even sports is a big factor in when incontinence can start.  Many people do not know that there is a high incidents of urinary incontinence in female collegiate athletes. Muscle over-tension or repetitive impact put a significant strain on a young woman’s pelvic floor muscles.  Interestingly, qualities data suggests pelvic floor muscle tone can be regained for women of virtually any age and size.

Female urinary incontinence is a symptom of an underlying problem.  For example, the muscles of the pelvic floor hold our organs in proper position. If the pelvic floor muscles weaken (e.g., birthing, sports, non-use), the organs shift from their natural position like children laying in a loose hammock. When the organs descend their weight places pressure on the bladder. The added pressure results in what is commonly known as stress urinary incontinence; leaks from movement like a cough, laugh or sneeze.  If muscles contract spasmodically, often from muscle inactivity, the contraction produces an urgent need to void.  The leaks that results from the urgency cause what is named “Over-Active Bladder” (OAB) or “urge” urinary incontinence.  Mixed urinary incontinence is when a person has both stress and urge urinary incontinence.

While there are many women incontinence treatment options out there, it can be difficult to choose what works for you.  There are many benefits to treating the cause if urinary incontinence – not the symptom. Here are some of the most common women’s incontinence treatments:

Kegel exercises:

Simple, pelvic floor exercises (Kegels) can treat the cause of incontinence (by learning to strengthen) or hypertonus (by learning to relax) the pelvic floor muscles.  

Unfortunately, a significant number of women who try to tone their pelvic floor muscles with Kegel exercises find it difficult to determine if their pelvic muscle exercises have been performed correctly – even with help from a licensed health care professional. It is neither the Physical Therapists or the patients fault. The patient can be overwhelmed with emotional issues related to their condition making it difficult for the patient to understand the clear instructions given in the healthcare professional’s office. It is suggested, the leading cause women do not return for the second visit to their healthcare professional for pelvic floor exercise (estimates as high as 70% never return), is because the patient did not understand the instructions – the patient believing the Kegel exercises do not work or take too much time and concentration. Of course, any exercise is only as safe and effective if the right procedures are followed. 

Pads or Adult Diapers:

This is one of the more popular treatments because pads are readily available in all supermarkets and convenience stores.

Pads or adult diapers are extremely absorbent and can absorb most leakages throughout the day. Many women like this option because it is basically 24-hour protection, and they can easily carry pads anywhere they go.

However, having urine come into contact with skin can be irritating and can lead to rashes, and occasionally, infections. Many women also do not like the feeling of wearing a pad or adult diaper, as it can be bulky and uncomfortable.

Some women do not like the smell that is sometimes associated with pads and adult diapers. Either the pad is scented and can lead to skin irritation because of the chemicals in the fragrance, or the pad does not contain a scent, which makes it easier to detect the smell of urine when leakage occurs.

 

Pessary:

This is an option that doctors turn to when the pelvic floor and other muscles below the bladder need more support, especially if Kegels are not working.

A pessary usually comes in the form of a ring, though there are other shapes as well. It is typically made of silicon and must be fit to your pelvic muscles by your doctor. The support this device lends to the pelvic muscles help women who experience stress incontinence, or leakage while coughing, laughing, and jumping.

While a pessary can give a lot of support to the pelvic floor, it requires at least one doctor visit to get it fitted. Depending on the pessary, you may need to visit the doctor every few months for removal and cleaning.  A pessary also does not strengthen pelvic muscles so they function better; it simply acts as a support to the pelvic floor.

Catheter, surgery, medication:

If a woman continues to experience incontinence, doctors might start to look at more invasive treatments. This can include injections around the urethra to support those muscles, as well as inserting a catheter to drain the bladder completely. Some women may also need to have surgery to repair weak bladders, or to reposition the bladder or urethra in the pelvic region. These treatments are typically for advanced and persistent incontinence.

Best Incontinence Treatment: Yarlap

Yarlap is the latest in women’s incontinence treatment and technology. It is designed for women who seek an easy, discreet, and effective way to strengthen their pelvic floors and reduce leakage.

Yarlap with AutoKegel sends precise instructions to the muscles using a mild impulse to work-rest the pelvic floor muscles correctly, comfortably, safely and conveniently.  It’s much like in nature where a mild electrical impulse is sent to the muscles to work-rest, but Yarlap with AutoKegel there is no minimum muscle control necessary to start, there is no need to concentrate on the routine, and there is no guessing as to what are the proper muscles to contract and for how long; with Yarlap, the work-outs for strength or massage are pre-set.

As such, the Yarlap is appropriate for women of virtually any age or size. It can even lead to improved sexual performance.  We have customer reporting improved sexual performance and expression even into their 80”s using the Yarlap.  

Yarlap is a Kegel trainer that does the workout for you. It takes the guesswork out of Kegels. You simply plug the stimulator into the Yarlap unit, pick the right program for you, then insert the stimulator into your vagina. With AutoKegel Technology, it then stimulates and tones your pelvic floor muscles without you having to do the work.

Yarlap includes 6 clinically-proven programs, which means you can gain control of your incontinence and pick a plan that is perfect for you. In just 20 minutes a day, 3-5 times per week, you can strengthen your pelvic floor and reduce leakage. Many women saw results after just 2 weeks of use.   Yarlap is DA cleared, comfortable, and easy to use. Regain and maintain bladder control today with Yarlap.  Click here to Order Your Yarlap!!

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