Frequently asked questions
When you have had the all-clear from your consultant or healthcare professional you can start using Kegel8 e-stim. It is contraindicated to use e-stim if you have an active cancer.
Please check with your Healthcare professional to make sure there are no other underlying health conditions responsible for these symptoms. There are also medications that you may have been prescribed that might be playing a part; beta blockers and blood pressure medicines are a common cause for ED. Kegel8 V For Men uses e-stim impulses to stimulate the growth of thicker and stronger nerves and fibres in the pelvic floor, improving blood flow, nerve sensitivity and reactivity. If you also find you have bladder and bowel control problems, this might be a sign the pelvic floor needs strengthening. These programmes will help your overall pelvic health and reduce atrophy in ageing muscles.
There are clinically proven pre-set programmes for stress incontinence (leaks when pressure is put on the bladder) and overactive bladder (the urge cannot be controlled). What you will find is that strengthening the pelvic floor will also help reduce night-time toilet visits - it’s average to go once a night, but any more than that and it’s called nocturia.
Using e-stim, you’ll find the impulses will help the brain to locate the pelvic floor muscles and, by following the 12-week programme created by Physio Amanda Savage, you’ll re-sync the muscles with your brain, restoring proper bladder function.
Stress incontinence is leakage that occurs when the bladder is under pressure or during high impact, say when you cough or jump. This is a common problem following surgery, if the pelvic floor muscles have weakened due to ageing, or from frequent stretch and straining from a chronic cough or constipation. Exercising using Kegel8’s e-stim will make the pelvic floor muscles fibres repeatedly contract and relax to encourage them to grow and have a better blood and nerve supply. E-stim improves the health of the pelvic floor tissues and seems to be effective in counteracting muscle atrophy and muscle dysfunction.
Yes! Pelvic floor exercises using Kegel8 can help, but please check there are no underlying health issues. A stronger pelvic floor boosted by e-stim impulses will make the muscle fibres repeatedly contract and relax to encourage them to grow and have a better blood and nerve supply. E-stim improves the health of the pelvic floor tissues and seems to be effective in counteracting muscle atrophy and muscle dysfunction too.
If you do not have an active pelvic cancer, then you could start your pelvic floor muscle exercising BEFORE surgery. This will help to get the ‘ball rolling’ and start energising the muscles and circulation with e-stim. Following surgery, you should wait approximately 12 weeks or follow advice from your healthcare provider. The quicker you start the quicker you’ll receive the benefits, and your recovery and recuperation time may be shortened. Not only will you have strengthened muscles and nerves, but you will also help to combat atrophy which comes with ageing.