Introduction to Incontinence
Four Types of Incontinence
Stress Incontinence: Incontinence that occurs during coughing, sneezing, laughing, lifting heavy objects or making other movements that put pressure, or stress, on the bladder. This results from weak pelvic muscles or a weakening of the wall between the bladder and vagina. The weakness is due to pregnancy and childbirth or from lower levels of the hormone estrogen during menstrual periods or after menopause.
Urge Incontinence: Incontinence after feeling a sudden urge to urinate with inability to control the bladder, such as while sleeping, drinking water or listening to water running.
Overflow Incontinence: Incontinence that occurs when the bladder is constantly full, and reaches a point where it overflows and leaks urine. This condition can occur when the urethra is blocked due to causes such as kidney or urinary stones, tumors or, an enlarged prostate. It may also be the result of weak bladder muscles, due to nerve damage from diabetes or other diseases.
Functional Incontinence: Incontinence that occurs when physical disabilities, external obstacles, or problems in thinking or communicating prevent a person from getting to a bathroom before they urinate. Also Known As: Urinary Incontinence, Over Active Bladder
•It is estimated that urinary incontinence affects 15% to 50% of all women. It is one of the most prevalent diseases in the US; however, it is often ignored since it is not life threatening and embarrassing. Currently, in the US, women spend over 12.4 Billion dollars on incontinence.Additionally, there are many young women with mild forms of incontinence that avoid reporting the condition and ignore the symptoms since there are no easy solutions. This does not even include the dollars spent by men. It is clearly a large problem in elderly men, men with prostate problems and diabetics. (See attached Study, Urinary Incontinence in Women)
•The average cost for a bladder surgery in $7500 and the results are often poor and short lived.
•Current alternative treatments to surgery in include adult diapers, pads, and vaginal inserts
•The ExMi system is the only effective, non evasive and non embarrassing corrective process for this condition and The Balanced Body Center is proud to be the only center to offer this care in Charlotte NC.
To see ''The Efficacy of the Extracorporeal Magnetic Innervation (ExMi) in the Teatment of Stress & Urge Incontinence' - presented at the XVIth Congress of the European Association of Urology, Geneva Switzerland, April 2001 (Test performed at the Rambam Medical Center, Haifa, Israe)l - click here: 'The Efficacy of ExMi in the Treatment of Stress & Urge Incontinence'
To see 'Impact of ExMi on Quality of Life in the Treatment of Stress Urinary Incontinence' - Presentation of the American Urology Association, Atlanta, GA, April 2000 - click here: 'Impact of ExMi on Quality of Life in the Treatment of Stress Urinary Incontinence'
To see 'Neuromodulation Therapies for Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms' - Article for Contemporary Urology, 3/6/03, click here: Neuromodulation Therapies for Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms'
To see 'Multicenter Trial: ExMi For the Treatment of Stress Urinary Incontinence' - presented at the American Urological Association Meeting, Dallas, Texas, 1999 - click here: 'Multicenter Trial: ExMi: For the Treatment of Stress Urinary Incontinence'