Compensation was provided by PeriCoach®.
Bladder leakage is a very sensitive and embarrassing issue facing affecting millions of women. Giving birth is the leading cause of urinary incontinence and the more children you have, the worse it gets. As a mother of five, I have experienced it myself. Most women would rather keep quiet instead of talking about bladder leakage. Analytica Limited, the company behind the new PeriCoach® system – a pelvic floor muscle training device + smart phone app – hopes to change that. They are encouraging women to post their “Kegel faces” on social media to demonstrate they are taking back control of their pelvic floors through regular and smart Kegel exercises.
There are many devices on the market that claim to help women control their bladders, but the number one doctor recommended treatment for UI is kegel exercises. Kegels are pelvic floor muscle training exercises. About one in three women will experience UI at some point in their lies, typically after childbirth and around menopause.
“We know that pelvic floor muscle training is very effective for reducing or eliminating urine leakage, but like any exercise program, women have to be inspired to take that first step and start a daily regimen of exercise to see results,” said Leslie M. Rickey, MD Departments of Urology and Obstetrics, Gynaecology & Reproductive Sciences, Yale School of Medicine. “As physicians, we struggle with ensuring patient engagement with their pelvic floor health once they leave the office. #Kegelface is a way for women to stay connected with these important exercises and also unites the millions suffering from bladder control issues.”
PeriCoach has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration and available by prescription. As part of #kegalface, PeriCoach will donate to the National Association for Continence and Voices for Pelvic Floor Disorders, part of the American Urogynecological Society.
As a special thank you to all women who share their #kegalface on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter along with hashtag #kegelface, the company will offer a discount code to purchase PeriCoach. A downloadable Rx form for signature by a clinician is available from www.pericoach.com.