The ultimate conservative treatment
In the study that investigated surgical success rates, the second most effective treatment was pelvic floor exercises. You’ve probably heard this advice before, particularly after childbirth: “Do your Kegels.” Although pelvic floor exercises have been proven to be effective for SUI, many women don’t do Kegels correctly or consistently enough to notice a difference. In order to better support the bladder, you must regularly contract the relevant muscles in order to strengthen the pelvic floor. But it’s difficult to remember to do Kegels or even to know whether you’re squeezing the right muscles.
So what are the alternatives? Several conservative treatment options are available for you to consider before surgery, including devices that actually perform Kegels for you.
ELITONE: The nonsurgical treatment for SUI
One example of a Kegel exerciser is FDA-cleared ELITONE
, an entirely noninvasive alternative to surgery that is proven to reduce SUI leaks. ELITONE
is used externally, so nothing is inserted vaginally. It’s worn under your clothes, similar to a pad, so it’s comfortable, convenient, and has a reduced risk of infection. ELITONE is a safe and effective alternative to surgery for SUI and is available without a prescription. Taking the time to research and ask questions about incontinence treatments will pay off when you find a solution that’s right for you. And your pelvic floor will thank you!