Symptoms and Impacts
Pelvic floor dysfunction is a prevalent condition that affects both men and women, leading to a variety of symptoms that can significantly impact one's quality of life. The pelvic floor is a group of muscles that support the organs in the pelvis. In women, it supports the uterus, bladder, and colon, in men, it supports the bladder and colon.
Symptoms in Women
Women experiencing pelvic floor dysfunction may face a range of symptoms, including:
- Constipation, straining, and pain with bowel movements
- Unexplained pain in the lower back, pelvis, genitals, or rectum
- Pelvic muscle spasms
- A frequent need to urinate
- A sensation of heaviness, fullness, pulling, or aching in the vagina that worsens by the end of the day or around bowel movements
- Difficulty initiating urination or completely emptying the bladder
- Urinary leakage when coughing, laughing, or exercising
- Pain during sexual intercourse
Symptoms in Men
Men with pelvic floor dysfunction may experience:
- Difficulty starting the urine stream or a feeling of incomplete bladder emptying
- Urinary frequency or excessive urination at night
- Low or weak urine flow
- Pain when sitting, or a sensation akin to "sitting on a golf ball or rock"
- Pain in the scrotum, perineum, testicles, and/or groin
- Rectal pain or pain that disrupts sleep
- Pain during or after intercourse or ejaculation
- Pain with erection
- Erectile Dysfunction
Impact on Quality of Life
Pelvic floor disorders, if not addressed, can adversely affect one's lifestyle and may lead to depression. They can result in urinary and fecal incontinence, sexual difficulties, and pelvic organ prolapse. These symptoms can be embarrassing and distressing, leading to a significant decrease in quality of life.
It's important to recognize that these symptoms are not an inevitable part of aging and should not be overlooked. Various treatments are available for pelvic floor disorders that can significantly alleviate symptoms and enhance quality of life.
Our Pelvic Pulse Pro, pelvic floor stimulation chair, can effectively treat these conditions. Pelvic floor stimulation effectively relieves urinary control symptoms 95% of the time.
What is the Treatment Like?
The treatment is simple: you just sit on the chair for 30 minutes, and during that time you will feel the stimulation of your pelvic floor. The power used is variable, so you adjust the power to your comfort level. That is it. No undressing.
Are there precautions with this therapy?
Remove your wallet and electronic keys from your pocket so they don’t get demagnetized. You might bring a book or use your phone or tablet while using the chair.
Who should not use this therapy?
The Pelvic Pulse Pro chair is considered safe for many individuals. However, specific groups of people who should avoid using this and other types of electrical stimulation for the pelvic floor. Precautions include:
- Pregnancy or Postpartum.
- Electronic Implants; pacemakers or defibrillators.
- Metal Implants in the pelvic area.
- Certain Health Conditions that can be aggravated by EMS; pelvic organ prolapse, post surgical (6 weeks), pelvic pain, active infections in the pelvic or vaginal area.