What is IncoStress?
IncoStress is a medical device designed to help control urinary stress incontinence in women. Other degrees of incontinence or bladder problems should be discussed with your doctor first.
It is neat, petite and discreet. IncoStress is reusable, and is cleaned simply by washing in clean water. IncoStress is to be replaced every 6 months. IncoStress is environmentally friendly, it is more economical than using incontinence pads, and would save the environment thousands of trees being used for such paper products.
Clinical trials were carried out at Singleton Hospital, South Wales, UK at the department of obstetrics and gynaecology. As a result, 30% of patients were removed from the waiting list for surgery and the majority of patients are still using IncoStress with success. As with all new products IncoStress may need time to get used to and will not suit everyone.
How it works
IncoStress is worn inside the vagina, it supports the urethra (the tube that allows loss of urine from the bladder) and supports the bladder neck. It restores the anatomical position of the bladder. If abdominal pressure is exerted the total support of Incostress controls the involuntary loss of urine, thus preventing urinary stress incontinence. Its ergonomic shape can allow the pelvic floor muscles to be gently exercised, which over a period of time could strengthen the muscles. Regular pelvic floor exercises are always recommended, these may be carried out with IncoStress is in place.
What is it made from?
IncoStress is made from a medical grade non- allergenic silicone.
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IncoStress at the 37th Annual D.A. Boyes Society Meeting
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