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Go ahead. Do yoga, take a run and laugh (or sneeze) without fear of bladder leaks.
Almost 50% of women globally will be affected by SUI at some point in their lives. It’s a common problem and luckily there are treatment options available. Many women, when faced with increasing bladder leakage from stress urinary incontinence, turn to pessary devices as safe and effective non-surgical options.
What is a pessary device?
Pessary devices are inserted through the vagina like a tampon to help support pelvic organ prolapse (uterus, bladder or rectum) if these areas become weak or damaged due to aging, pregnancy, childbirth or some other trauma.
Most pessaries are made from medical-grade silicon, latex, rubber or a combination of synthetic materials that are non-reactive to the body and won’t retain moisture or odours. There are several different pessary styles, such as the support ring, the donut, Gellhorn or even cube shapes. Some are easy to use while others need a health care professional for insertion and removal. Our uresta® branded pessaries are gynecologist designed and meld the best of all the shapes into one fantastic leak-stopping device.
Pessaries vs. surgery
There is a reason that pessary use is so common among SUI sufferers and an often-preferred treatment method. The reason is it doesn’t require surgery to be effective. As is the case for many things, surgery should be used as a last resort and non-invasive treatment options should be exhausted prior to going under the knife. This is especially relevant for women who have mild prolapse and minor leakage symptoms, in which case a pessary device is often able to correct the issue. Also, women who are still expecting to carry out a pregnancy and are delaying surgery until their family is complete often choose pessaries over permanent, more complicated surgery. If using a pessary doesn’t alleviate symptoms as desired, a surgery can still be scheduled.
Speaking with your doctor is the best way to get information about the best treatment options for your individual case allowing you to make an informed decision about treating your SUI.
Benefits of a uresta® pessary device for treating SUI
Pessary devices are great at reducing the symptoms of vaginal prolapse while not requiring surgery. They are removeable, won’t stop you from having sex and they are less invasive and complicated than surgery. However, not all pessaries are the same, and in our humble opinion, the uresta® device stands head and shoulders above the rest.
The uresta® pessary is gynecologist designed and FDA approved. It features a revolutionary shape, which takes inspiration from the body and other effective devices that came before it. When comparing uresta® to typical disposable leakage control products, it’s a world of difference. It inserts just like a tampon, can be worn all day and is easily removed at any time. It will never absorb odors and does not need to be changed like disposable options when wet. Uresta® is safely reusable for up to a year, offering a cost-effective solution and an environmentally friendly choice when compared to disposable leakage control.
Clinical studies have shown that 17 of 20 women surveyed reported that their bladder leakage was significantly reduced, while 6 out of 10 experienced complete elimination of leakage due to their SUI.
This is how uresta® compares to disposable leakage control products:
Uresta® – Bladder Support for Women
Disposable leakage control products
· Prevents leaks before they occur
· Work by only absorbing leaks
· Safe protection all day
· Require frequent replacement after leaks
· Reusable for up to an entire year
· Can absorb odors
· Comfortable, compact and discreet
· Bulky, awkward and uncomfortable
· Cost effective & environmentally friendly
· Must be disposed of after every use
· An alternative to invasive surgery
· Up to five times as expensive
No matter how old you are or what the severity of your POP/SUI, trying out a uresta® pessary is easy and might just be the solution to your problem. Speak to your doctor about bladder leakage control options vailable for you.
The content and opinions included in this article are intended for informational purposes only and have been provided by Uresta® as part of a reach marketing campaign. Do not consider the contents of this article as medical advice or the opinions expressed as fact. We recommend consulting a medical practitioner prior to using any aforementioned medical devices.