Get the facts about UI
UI is a serious and often progressive condition, ranging from occasional leaks when coughing or sneezing to the complete inability to control the bladder. While it is more common in older women, it is not a normal consequence of aging.
Causes of incontinence
UI can be by caused by weakened pelvic floor muscles, often due to the following.
3 main types of UI address by pelvic floor muscle training
Stress urinary incontinence (SUI)
An involuntary loss of urine when coughing, laughing or sneezing. Leaks can also happen during sporting activities or other physical exertion.
Mild to moderate urgency urinary incontinence (UUI), including overactive bladder (OAB). UUI is a sudden, strong, often uncontrollable, urge to urinate. Women with UUI may leak urine on the way to the bathroom. OAB is a constellation of symptoms including urgency, frequency and nocturia.
Mixed urinary incontinence (MUI)
This type includes symptoms of both stress and urgency incontinence
Care pathway for urinary leakage
Treating patients for UI can begin with first-line therapy in the form of pelvic floor muscle training. Learn more about treatment options.
Over 60% of U.S. women experience UI1
As few as 25% of women with UI seek treatment from their healthcare professional2
Women with UI are at a 30% greater risk of hospitalization7
Women with UI are 2x as likely to be admitted to a nursing facility7
How pelvic floor muscle training can be used to treat UI
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Important Safety Information
The Leva® Pelvic Health System is intended for: (i) strengthening of the pelvic floor muscles; (ii) rehabilitation and training of weak pelvic floor muscles for the treatment of stress, mixed and mild to moderate urgency urinary incontinence (including overactive bladder) in women; and (iii) rehabilitation and training of weak pelvic floor muscles for the first-line treatment of chronic fecal incontinence (>3-month uncontrolled passage of feces) in women. This product interacts with the user via smartphone technology.
Important Safety Information for the Leva Pelvic Health System: Do not share the Leva system. Leva is a single-user medical device. Do not use the Leva Pelvic Health System while pregnant, or if you think you may be pregnant, unless authorized by your healthcare provider. Do not leave the Leva vaginal wand in your body for longer than necessary to complete the training session. Remove the vaginal wand after each training session. Do not use the Leva Pelvic Health System in any other place in your body. Do not have sexual intercourse while the vaginal wand is inserted. If you experience odor, fever, vomiting, diarrhea, any signs of infections or any flu-like symptoms, contact your doctor immediately. If you experience redness or swelling near the insertion area, or signs of an allergic reaction, contact your healthcare provider immediately For a complete summary of the risks and instructions for the Leva System, see its Instructions for Use available at www.levatherapy.com. Treatment with the Leva Pelvic Health System is prescribed by your healthcare provider. This treatment is not for everyone. Please talk to your healthcare provider to see if it is right for you. Your healthcare provider should discuss all potential benefits and risks with you.
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