Urge Incontinence (OAB)
Urge Incontinence, also known as overactive bladder, or, a little more technical, detrusor instability. If you experience that sudden, irresistible urge to use the restroom or getting up frequently during the night to urinate, that’s urge incontinence. And if you do, you’re not alone — in fact, one out of two women over the age of fifty suffer from this condition.
Urgency symptoms are caused when the muscle surrounding the bladder, the detrusor muscle, contracts when it is not supposed to, causing the urge to urinate.
The key to eliminating urge incontinence, is calming the detrusor muscle and re-establishing the mind muscle nerve coordination so the muscle only squeezes when it is appropriate.
Attain uses mild muscle stimulation to send a calming signal to the Detrusor muscle surrounding the bladder which teaches the muscle to relax and not spasm on its own, eliminating urge incontinence.
Stress incontinence is leakage experienced when you laugh, cough, sneeze, stand up, lift something heavy or exercise. Stress incontinence is caused by weak pelvic floor muscles. Pregnancy and childbirth are the leading causes of weak pelvic floor muscles, followed by high impact exercises such as running and jumping rope.
The pelvic floor muscles act as a hammock across the pelvis, holding the pelvic organs in place. When the pelvic floor muscles are strong, they prevent bladder leakage by applying pressure around the urethra.
Attain, strengthens the muscles of the pelvic floor, eliminating stress incontinence.
Fecal Incontinence, or Accidental Bowel Leakage, is also a problem involving muscles. If the pelvic floor muscles or sphincters become weakened or do not function properly, stool can slip through the musculature and out the anal canal.
Attain resolves bowel leakage by strengthening the pelvic floor muscles particularly the puborectalis muscle that maintains the anorectal angle that slows down stool and gives you warning of an impending bowel movement. Finally, Attain strengthens the anal sphincter allowing you time to find a restroom.