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Urinary Incontinence Treatments - Which Product is Better: Internal or External Stimulation?

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Urinary Incontinence Treatments - Which Product is Better: Internal or External Stimulation?
22 January 2019 236 Views

Maintaining and improving the strength of your pelvic floor is vital. Whether you choose to stimulate your pelvic floor muscles through internal or external stimulation is up to you, struggling to decide? Why not have the best of both worlds with Kegel8?! Read on to learn more.

The Kegel8 Ultra 20 Electronic Pelvic Toner is an innovative device that allows the user to choose either internal stimulation of the pelvic floor muscles using a probe, or electrical stimulation via electrode pads on the skin.

Kegel8 is safe

NMES (neuromuscular electrical stimulation) has been proven to be safe and effective in the treatment of the pelvic floor time and time again. It has been speculated that probe-based electrical stimulation resulted in side effects, yet in the study from the Journal of Neurourology Urodynamics the author reports that these were only mild and nearly 80% of patients would recommend probe-based stimulation.

Another 2014 study from the Journal of Womens Health concludes that the electrical stimulation device used resulted in significant reductions in urine loss and incontinence pad use – sounds like a huge benefit to us?

The 1995 study by Sand et al concludes that transvaginal pelvic floor electrical stimulation is a safe and effective therapy for genuine stress incontinence.

When you use a Kegel8 Electronic Pelvic Toner, you can be guaranteed that you are exercising your pelvic floor to a high quality, and that using a vaginal probe is a safe and effective way of stimulating your pelvic floor muscles – as demonstrated through a multitude of clinical studies.

Kegel8 is effective

Instead of selling customers a product, Kegel8 strives to ensure that you find the solution that suits you.

Want to try manual Kegel exercises? No problem we’ve got the perfect, clinical advice for you.

Looking for something for a lower budget? Don’t worry, Kegel8 have the perfect product designed for you!

Want a product that is safe, effective, and used by medical professionals across the country? Try the Kegel8 Ultra 20 Electronic Pelvic Toner – we’re positive that you’ll see the results that you want.

Using electrode pads for pelvic floor stimulation is a great way to help treat an overactive bladder or relieve back pain – however you’ll need to use internal stimulation in the form of a probe to:

  • Effectively exercise your pelvic floor,
  • Improve intimate sensation,
  • Reduce urinary and faecal incontinence, and
  • Provide pelvic pain relief.

Surface electrical stimulation and intravaginal electrical stimulation are both effective in improving urinary loss, however, according to the European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, only intravaginal electrical stimulation (e.g. stimulation through a probe) can increase the strength of pelvic floor muscles, treat urinary leakage and improve pelvic floor contraction; whilst external stimulation was only able to reduce urinary leakage and improve contraction pressure. This study also found that only intravaginal electrical stimulation improved social limitation.

Using a probe is ‘Sat-Nav’ for your pelvic floor muscles. This internal stimulation helps to deliver direct and effective strengthening pulses to the pelvic floor without the need to mess around putting something on and taking it off. Using a probe can help to give essential relief and support for prolapse management.

Kegel8 is comfortable

The Kegel8 Electronic Pelvic Toners were designed by women, for women, and you can use a toner wherever you go. You’re not restricted to your own home, you can strengthen your pelvic floor wherever, whenever.

Plus, there’s no fumbling around with sizes as seen with wearable electrode technology – Kegel8 fits all, no matter your size!

Our Kegel8 Vaginal Probes have been made to ensure maximum comfort for the user – our latest Kegel8 Glide Gold Vaginal Probe is even designed for women who suffer from a pelvic organ prolapse or a low cervix – ensuring maximum relief! When the stimulation is delivered internally, the Kegel8 toner delivers a strong, effective and comfortable contraction of the pelvic floor muscles.

With a Kegel8 Electronic Toner, you are able to adjust the intensity of your stimulation – leaving you in total control of your exercise.

You can even read a huge variety of Kegel8 success stories and reviews here!


Overall, using a Kegel8 Electronic Pelvic Toner is comfortable, safe, and effective in strengthening the pelvic floor and treating a multitude of pelvic floor disorders that electrode pads are unable to do. Try a Kegel8 Electronic Toner today and together we will be stronger.

Kegel8 Glide Gold Vaginal Probe


Sources

[1] Indrekvam, S. and Hunskaar, S. (2002) Side Effects, Feasibility, and Adherence to Treatment During Home-Managed Electrical Stimulation for Urinary Incontinence: a Norwegian National Cohort of 3,198 Women [online]. Journal of Neurourology and Urodynamics [viewed 18/12/2018]. Available from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12382245

[2] Eder, SE. (2014) Evaluation of the EmbaGYN pelvic floor muscle stimulator in addition to Kegel exercises for the treatment of female stress urinary incontinence: a prospective, open-label, multicenter, single-arm study [online]. Womens Health (Lond) [viewed 18/12/2018]. Available from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24152080

[3] Sand, PK. et al. (1995) Pelvic floor electrical stimulation in the treatment of genuine stress incontinence: a multicenter, placebo-controlled trial [online]. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology [viewed 18/12/2018]. Available from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7631730

[4] Correia, GN. (2014) Effects of surface and intravaginal electrical stimulation in the treatment of women with stress urinary incontinence: randomized controlled trial [online]. European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology [viewed 18/12/2018]. Available from https://www.ejog.org/article/S0301-2115(13)00599-X/fulltext