Did you know that in the United Kingdom alone, nearly 3 million women are afflicted with stress incontinence? Unfortunately, many of these women are too embarrassed by their problem and will not seek help for it. Lucky, the UK just developed a new device that can help women fight the stigma that follows being diagnosed with stress incontinence.
The Pessary That Can Change It All
Just a few weeks ago, the Scottish Fitness Expo released their new pessary called URESTA. URESTA is a small, reusable, rubber weight that has a shape of a bell. The purpose of URESTA is for women to use it as a way to successfully manage their symptoms of incontinence and avoid the tiresome, and embarrassing leaks that can occur throughout the day.
Women insert URESTA inside their pelvic region and use it throughout the day in everything they do; they can even exercise with it! Although URESTA is not very heavy, it provides women with enough weight to strengthen their bladder muscles as they use it, allowing for little to no urine to escape. Since URESTA is made primarily of rubber, it can easily be washed.
Urogynecologist Developed and Recommended
Originally designed and produced by Canadian urogynecologist, Scott Farrell, URESTA is currently being used by over 10,000 woman in Canada, alone. Farrell made the prototype of URESTA out of plasticine from–surprisingly enough–his daughter’s toy box! Here’s what he had to say about his thought process for the creation of URESTA, “I had a patient a few years ago who was a bagpipe-player who leaked when she played. The pessary stopped it and she was able to continue in competition” (Source). So naturally, he then began to think of ways that the pessary could actually come in use for women.
Many of Dr. Farrell’s patients have experienced much success in improving their incontinence through the use of the pessary, URESTA. One woman even claimed that she was able to take part in all the activities she used to be able to do before the birth of her daughter. She claimed that she used URESTA almost every single day and it truly helped her regain much of the strength she needed in her bladder muscles.
Wael Agur, a urogyneocologist from Ayrshire and Arran, claimed that he as well gave URESTA to his patients with stress incontinence to use. Agur loves recommending this to women due to the simple fact that it provides these women with relief. Many are very embarrassed to share this problem with their doctor with fear that it means they will need dramatic surgery. However, this is not the case at all, and hopefully, with the development of URESTA, more and more women will be inclined to speak up to their doctor and share the issues they are dealing with involving stress incontinence.
In addition, the pessary is very much a self-managing tool, so women won’t have to make frequent doctors visits to check on their progress unless they really have a desire to.Not only does this inconspicuous and handy pessary help women to strengthen their bladder muscles, but it also provides them with the confidence they so rightly deserve.
Wearever Incontinence Products Help
While URESTA is an amazing development that may make it to the US, there are many ways to deal with incontinence currently. At Wearever, we pride ourselves on offering the best incontinence products for men and women. Check out our incontinence panties, incontinence briefs, and reusable bed pads for reliable protection.