How does continence stimulation help urge incontinence?
Urge incontinence is occurs when the bladder sends a message to the brain telling it that it’s full, and the muscle starts to contract too early (also called bladder instability).
This may be caused by cystitis (urinary infection) or an overactive or unstable bladder (when there's an increased frequency of having to pass urine during the day and having to get up at night to urinate – also called nocturia), which can sometimes be related to nerve problems including stroke, dementia, multiple sclerosis and spinal cord injury.
Continence stimulation through the use of pelvic floor exercisers helps urge incontinence by strengthening the pelvic floor muscles and reducing the urge to pass urine and also the frequency to pass urine.
All of our pelvic floor stimulators have preset Urge programmes specifically designed to treat Urge incontinence.