BROOKFIELD, Wis., March 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — As of February, InControl Medical, LLC surpassed 40,000 unit shipments of incontinence devices for women.
“Shipping thousands of our devices is terrific, but the most gratifying part is the hundreds of letters, emails and phone calls we receive from women whose lives have been positively impacted by our technology,” said Herschel Peddicord, president of InControl.
InControl recently released Apex, an over-the-counter solution for female stress urinary incontinence without a prescription. InControl also distributes InTone®, an innovative, non-invasive device used for the in-home treatment of urinary incontinence, or bladder leakage. Available by prescription, InTone combines a daily program of exercises, voice-guided instruction, biofeedback and micro-current stimulation to strengthen muscle tone in the pelvic floor.
There are three types of incontinence – stress, urge and mixed. Symptoms of stress incontinence include leakage that occurs after coughing, sneezing, laughing or during exercise and is often related to weakened pelvic floor muscles. Symptoms of urge incontinence include a strong, sudden need to urinate due to bladder spasms or contractions. Both stress and urge incontinence can be caused or exacerbated by childbirth, obesity, exercise, age or trauma.
According to the National Association for Continence, up to 40 million women in America have experienced bladder leakage issues at some point in their lives. A study shows almost half of new mothers experience incontinence following normal delivery and about one in six following cesarean section. Up to two-thirds of women who “leak” have never mentioned it to their physicians and just as many do not use any treatment or product to manage their bladder leakage.
Until recently, available options had mixed results. Absorbent pads and diapers do nothing to treat the condition. Medications, if prescribed, can cause side effects and are not always effective. Surgery can be traumatic and painful and may not solve the problem. Research has shown that even when properly taught how to perform pelvic floor – or Kegel – exercises, about half of all women do them incorrectly.
In all its products, InControl remains true to its philosophy that first-line treatment should focus on improving the strength and support of the pelvic floor, restoring continence naturally.
ABOUT INCONTROL MEDICAL, LLC
InControl Medical provides specialty medical products for women’s health, and is sourced and manufactured entirely in the United States. More information can be found at http://incontrolmedical.com/female-urinary-incontinence-products/