What should I know about UI?
Over 60% of women in the U.S. experience UI,1 ranging from occasional leaks when coughing or sneezing to the complete inability to control your bladder. It’s common but not normal. Why? UI is a serious medical condition that can worsen over time if you don’t take action.
What causes UI?
UI may be caused by a weakened pelvic floor, a group of muscles under the bladder. The following are some common risk factors for UI:
Why it’s important to take action
Follow Jane from childhood through late adulthood to see how UI can affect all areas of a woman’s life.
Stress urinary incontinence (SUI)
Happens most often with physical activity, like coughing, sneezing, lifting, or exercise.
Urgency urinary incontinence (UUI), including overactive bladder (OAB)
Feeling an urge to empty the bladder but can’t get there fast enough, and/or a frequent need to empty the bladder.
Mixed urinary incontinence (MUI)
A combination of SUI and UUI, occurring with physical activity and a sense of urgency, with one typically being dominant.
UI can and should be treated
Pelvic floor muscle training (PFMT), commonly known as Kegels, is widely recommended and proven to strengthen the pelvic floor. The problem? Kegels are hard to do. Only 25% of women with a pelvic floor disorder perform them, and many women who do perform Kegels aren’t doing them correctly.2
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 more like to report not being physically active3,4
Women with UI are more likely to be admitted to a nursing facility5
See how pelvic floor muscle training can be used to treat UI
Don’t wait to prioritize your pelvic health.
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- Thom DH, Haan MN, Van Den Eeden SK. Medically recognized urinary incontinence and risks of hospitalization, nursing home admission and mortality. Age Ageing. 1997;26(5):367-374. doi:10.1093/ ageing/26.5.367.
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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