Incontinence – what is this big bad scary word? Whether you are male or female at some stage in your life you or your loved one will be touched by incontinence in some form. Incontinence is a term that describes any accidental or involuntary loss of urine from the bladder (urinary incontinence) or bowel motion, faeces or wind from the bowel (faecal or bowel incontinence).
Don’t suffer in silence
Urge, Stress and Mixed Incontinence affects over 4.8 Million Aussies, that is nearly one-quarter of our population! While there are variations and levels of Incontinence, many are in fact reversible. Incontinence be it Bladder or Bowel is still largely a ‘suffer in silence’ condition due to social stigma. We at Elle TENS Australia want to help change that!
TENS Machine vs Adult Diapers
You see so much promotion of adult diapers and continence underwear for managing forms of incontinence. While these are needed for severe conditions, we believe (and it is clinical proven) that in many cases the pelvic floor (which are a big set of muscles) can be reconditioned, retrained and strengthened so individuals can regain full control of bladder and bowel and be in control again.
“1 in 4 adult Australian’s suffer from some forms of incontinence.”
Continence issues can occur for various reasons in both women and men. For women it can start from pregnancy and also occur during menopause, for men it can be related to prostrate issues for example.
Take control of your Pelvic Floor
Always consult your Health Care provider before using any medical devices to ensure the product is appropriate for your individual circumstances.
Private Health Cover can some if not all of the cost of of a Pelvic Floor Stimulator device. Contact your Health Care provider to see how much you can claim back.
Depending on your form of Incontinence you may be eligible for funding from:
- Continence Aids Payment Scheme Funding (CAPS)
- National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
- DVA Gold or DVA White Card.
RESTORE AND STRENGTHEN YOUR PELVIC MUSCLES.