A stimulation current treatment is targeted and gentle for incontinence
Incontinence occurs in both men and women and can start from the age of 20, as from this point our muscle mass tends to decrease. If one loses control of the bladder or bowel, those affected suffer from fear and shame and avoid talking about it. Very often incontinence is caused by too weak pelvic floor muscles, which are responsible for the function of the bladder and bowel sphincter muscles. Electro-stimulation can be used to strengthen the muscles of the pelvic floor.
What types of incontinence are there?
One of the most common forms is stress incontinence. It is triggered by an increase in pressure in the abdominal cavity. The sphincter muscle is unable to withstand this pressure and gives way. Urinary leakage occurs when coughing, laughing, sneezing, climbing stairs, carrying loads, standing up or sitting down. If the incontinence is very pronounced, urine is lost in a lying position.
Another common form of incontinence is urge incontinence. In this case the bladder muscle contracts at a low level and an unintentional loss of urine occurs.
If both forms of incontinence occur simultaneously, it is called mixed incontinence.
Fecal incontinence occurs less frequently. This is a disorder or damage to the continence organ, which means that the intestinal contents cannot be arbitrarily retained in the rectum.
Why does incontinence develop?
Incontinence can be caused by a number of factors:
- Overweight that presses on the bladder, for example during pregnancy.
- A softening of the connective tissue around the pelvic floor caused by hormonal changes, e.g. during pregnancy or the menopause.
- An overstretching of the pelvic floor during a natural birth (very rare).
- Psychosocial burdens e.g. stress.
- Physical stress associated with heavy lifting.
- An enlarged prostate gland or prostate diseases that lead to a narrowing of the urethra.
How can EMS training help with incontinence?
EMS training of the pelvic floor muscles can relieve or prevent incontinence by strengthening the muscles. If the pelvic floor muscles are too weak due to a lack of exercise, this can lead to a lowering of the internal organs. The bladder and rectum, among others, are affected, which can lead to bladder weakness or incontinence.
Which pelvic floor trainers are helpful?
We offer pelvic floor trainer sets for men and women with an EMS device, a probe and a connecting cable. The supplied contact gel makes it easier to use with the probes. If you are allergic to nickel, you can use probes with gold coating such as the anal probe with gold coating or the gold-coated vaginal probe. These probes have particularly good current conductivity due to the gold coating. You can learn more in our probes guide.
How does pelvic floor training with probes work?
In this form of treatment, a vaginal or anal probe is connected to the EMS device via a cable. The stimulation current device generates current pulses which are transmitted to the nerves via the probes and passed on to the muscles. This causes them to contract and relax again. This can have positive effects such as strengthened muscles, improved blood circulation and faster regeneration of individual muscles.
How often can you train your pelvic floor with EMS training?
During the first two months it is advisable to train your pelvic floor for 20 minutes a day. After that, you can do the EMS training once a week.
EMS training can also strengthen the pelvic floor again after a pregnancy.
Pelvic floor exercises for men and women
In addition to the training with the probes, you can train your pelvic floor with special exercises.
Pelvic floor exercise for men: The wall runner
Lie on your back for the exercise and place your feet at right angles to the wall. Breathe out and lift the pelvis so that it no longer touches the floor. While inhaling, lower the pelvis again until just before the floor. If you want to increase the level of difficulty, you can lift the pelvis, hold this position and run up and down the wall with your feet.
You can repeat this exercise 5 - 10 times a week.
Pelvic floor exercise for women: The Hump
For this exercise you will go into the quadruped position. The hands are shoulder-width apart and the wrists form a line with the shoulder joints. Breathe in and change your back position into a slight hollow back. When you exhale, make a cat hump and tense your pelvic floor muscles.
You can repeat the exercise 15 - 20 times a week.
Here you will find more pelvic floor exercises for women and pelvic floor exercises for men.
Strengthen your muscles through pelvic floor training with electrostimulation. In this way you can prevent or alleviate incontinence. Since we do not perceive the muscle group of the pelvic floor in everyday life, EMS training with the training devices offers a great advantage. The devices take over the active part of the training. If this treatment method is used regularly over a period of six months, it is possible to achieve success rates of up to 90%.
Our certified medical device consultants are happy to be there for you:
Strongly personal and discreet: Strongly telephonic under: +49 (0) 7152 – 353 911 – 0 or per contact form.