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Pro-Banthine

What is Pro-Banthine and What Does it Do?

Also known as Propantheline Bromide, Pro-Banthine is an anticholinergic medicine. Anticholinergic medicines are also known as antimuscarinic medicines. Pro-Banthine works to block nerves that control bladder muscle contractions and allow for relaxation of the smooth muscle of the bladder. These actions work together to help control and treat urge urinary incontinence and overactive bladder.

Anticholinergic Effects

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Pelvic Floor Therapist and author Mary O'Dwyer says 'The first line of treatment for urge incontinence is often medication, however many women cease taking these drugs within the first year, resulting in ineffective treatment. Investigators have found high discontinuation rates of anticholinergic therapy for urge incontinence or other lower urinary tract symptoms among women. The reasons are not given but may include side effects or perceived lack of effectiveness in treating their problem. They advise that health care providers "must be vigilant" in offering alternative forms of treatment, such as bladder training and pelvic floor rehabilitation.'

Can Kegel8 Help?

Yes! If you are unable to continue taking the medication - or don't want to take it in the first instance, a 12 week course of Kegel8 Pelvic Floor Exercises will make a big improvement. Please remember that the deterioration to your pelvic floor has taken many years, and getting control back again won't come overnight. Twelve weeks will see a great improvement and there are lots of other things you can do to help your over-active bladder and 'laughter' leaks.

By using Your Kegel8 Ultra 20 and treating your overactive bladder with Tibial Nerve Stimulation you don't even have to use a vaginal probe. By using electrode pads attached to the skin near your ankles, the nerves can be stimulated that will induce relaxation of your bladder - calming and naturally supressing the urges that can make your life a misery.

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