Vulvodynia

vulvodynia

Vulvodynia is persistent, unexplained pain in the vulva, which is the skin surrounding the vagina. The sensation of burning and soreness of the vulva can be continuous (unprovoked vulvodynia), or on light touch, e.g. Tampon use (provoked vulvodynia). Although the condition is persistent and without an obvious cause, there are steps which can be taken to help relieve the discomfort.

Most Common symptoms of vulvodynia

  • Burning, Stinging or rawness
  • Aching, soreness or throbbing

Possible causes of vulvodynia:

  • Nerve injury or irritation
  • Abnormal response in vulvar cells to an infection or trauma
  • Genetics,
  • Muscle Spasm
  • Hypersensitivity to yeast infections
  • Hormonal changes
  • Frequent antibiotic use.

Lifestyle tips:

  • Wear 100% cotton underwear and loose-fitting skirts or trousers.
  • Avoid scented hygiene products such as feminine wipes, bubble bath and soap
  • Avoid cycling and any other activities that put prolonged pressure on the vulva.
  • Avoid swimmingpools with lots of chlorine.
  • Keep the vulva clean and dry.
  • Try to reduce stress as high levels of stress can increase the pain of vulvodynia.

Pelvic Pain

Vulvodynia is not life threatening condition, still pain in vulva can greatly affect a women’s quality of life. It can have impact on her ability to exercise, socialise and work. Severe symptoms can affect relationships.

Several clinical studies have shown that electric muscle stimulation help to reduce pain associated with vulvodynia.

TensCare Perfect PFE comes with a pain program which helps relieve pain from vulvodynia.

 

Reference:

NHS Vulvodynia (persistent pain of the vulva) http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vulvodynia/Pages/Introduction.aspx

Don’t cover it, CURE IT!

urinary-incontinence-treatment

Last decade has witnessed a surge in demand for products helping with incontinence. This increased demand has resulted in lot of new products being introduced to help customers suffering from incontinence.

Adult diaper industry has grown tremendously. Bloomberg Report predicts that adult diapers- products aimed at not seniors or babies, but mostly at middle aged women could overtake baby diaper market in a decade. Growth in adult diaper market is outpacing that of every other paper based household staple in the U.S. Euromonitor International forecasts a 48 percent increase in sales in the category.

Also there were some new products introduced to help with incontinence like Product called Finess – a non-internal, medical device, designed to prevent leaks rather than just absorb them.  It is supposed to stick to urethral opening and prevent the leaks before they happen. After its launch in 2015, Finess has earned lot of anxious women consumer base and emerged as the best seller in its category on Amazon.

Even though incontinence has always been very important issue, it had never been discussed openly. Last couple of years we have seen host of celebrities coming out in open about their struggle with incontinence. Also, last couple of years was the time when we witnessed major personal care companies with their aggressive marketing campaigns trying to emphasise the point that incontinence is not a big deal.

It is quite clear that there are commercial factors at play. This product push and aggressive marketing is making us believe that it is normal to suffer from Incontinence. ‘Accept it as a reality of life and buy products to help with it’ the message says.

But this approach to incontinence is not helping women. Let’s face it, wearing adult diapers is embarrassing and products like Finess are downright insulting. This takes cover up approach rather than trying to find out causes of this problem and treating it at its roots.

We cannot stress enough the fact that bladder leakage is not normal. It is possible to gain control of your bladder.

We at TensCare have range of electric muscle stimulators to help you strengthen your pelvic floor muscles to reduce urine leakage and improve quality of life.

References:

Gordon,C.(2016). Adult Diapers Sales Are on their way to huge growth, Fortune. Available at: http://fortune.com/2016/02/11/adult-diaper-growth/

Hymowitz C (2016), the adult diaper market is about to take off, Bloomberg Business. Available at:  http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-02-11/the-adult-diaper-market-is-about-to-take-off

Rocker,R. (2016)  Soft Health Technology to present its new technology for stress urinary incontinence. Available at: http://www.pressreleaserocket.net/soft-health-technologies-llc-to-present-its-new-technology-for-stress-urinary-incontinence-finess-at-28th-annual-roth-conference/421895/

Wishnow, P. (2014) Bladder Problems affect young women celebrities too. Available at: http://www.betterwomannow.com/blog/bladder-problems-affect-young-women-celebrities/

Electric Muscle Stimulation in management and treatment of Bladder Problems in Multiple Sclerosis.

Continence

Multiple Sclerosis affects more than 100,000 people in UK. It affects the nerves in the brain and spinal cord, causing a wide range of signs and symptoms including problems with movement, balance and vision.

It’s most commonly diagnosed in people in their 20s and 30s, although it can develop at any age. It’s about two to three times more common in women than men.

Bladder problems in MS

Bladder dysfunction, which occurs in at least 80 percent of people with MS, happens when MS lesions block or delay transmission of nerve signals in areas of the central nervous system (CNS) that control the bladder and urinary sphincters.

An overactive bladder that is unable to hold the normal amount of urine, or a bladder that does not empty properly and retains some urine in it can cause symptoms including:

  • Frequency and/or urgency of urination
  • Hesitancy in starting urination
  • Frequent night time urination (nocturia)
  • Incontinence (the inability to hold in urine)
  • Inability to empty the bladder completely

Contince products

Pelvic floor therapy in Management and treatment of Urinary Incontinence:

Pelvic floor physical therapy is often prescribed for people with overactive bladder symptoms, and targets the group of muscles attached to the pelvic bone and sacrum that play an important role in healthy bladder and bowel function. The therapy uses pelvic floor training, biofeedback, neuromuscular stimulation to reduce urinary urgency and frequency, and loss of bladder control. It works by strengthening the pelvic floor muscles, improving muscle control, and promoting muscle relaxation as needed for urination.

Recent clinical studies have used exercise of the abdominal and pelvic floor muscles in combination with ES of these muscles with skin electrodes.

The majority of patients (78 to 85%) reported improvements in their bowel and bladder function, but there is agreement that multiple sclerosis patients do need daily home ES treatments.

At TensCare we have a range of electrotherapy Pelvic Floor Exercisers used to help treat all forms of incontinence.

Products such as the Elise, itouch Sure,Perfect PFE, iEase, Sure Pro and Viva can see such an evidently common problem treated in one discreet, affordable and easy-to-use solution.

If you would like to hear more about our range of pelvic floor exercisers, please visit our website www.tenscare.co.uk 

 

References:

http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/multiple-sclerosis/Pages/Introduction.aspx

http://www.nationalmssociety.org/Symptoms-Diagnosis/MS-Symptoms/Bladder-Dysfunction

World Bedwetting Day: 17th October 2015

Saturday 17th October marks ‘World Bedwetting Day‘ aimed at raising awareness of bedwetting as a medical condition that affects both children and their families.

Bedwetting (Primary Nocturnal Enuresis) is classed as a medical condition when a child has been unable to remain dry at night for at least 6 months.

Bedwetting tends to affect boys more than girls and can be due to a large number of reasons, all of which are treatable if diagnosed early. Early intervention is also important to ensure the condition doesn’t impact children’s self-esteem.

Not only does bedwetting cause distress to children upon waking, it can also lead to low self-esteem, self-isolation and worry regarding ‘fear of discovery’ by both their parents and their friends.

It also discourages children from visiting friends and staying overnight away from home.

Bedwetting can be treated through simple behavioural techniques to help your child understand how to associate the feeling of a full bladder with visiting the bathroom during the night.

To show our support TensCare are offering 25% discount on our Dry Night Trainer Bedwetting Alarm – a drug-free, more natural treatment using behavioural techniques to help train your child out of bedwetting.

Dry Night Trainer

The alarm simply fits around your child’s wrist like a watch, and connects to your child’s pyjamas. During the night, if the alarm detects liquid on the child’s pyjamas, an alarm will sound – waking the child to alert them that they need to empty their bladder.

Eventually the child will recognise the feeling of a full bladder and learn that they need to wake and visit the bathroom or will learn to ‘hold on’ until morning without the need of the alarm.

Used alongside a reward scheme, the Dry Night Trainer can help your child to stay dry at night in just a few weeks.

To order your Dry Night Trainer, please see here.

You can also read a recent customer review of the Dry Night Trainer here.

For more information on Bedwetting including educational articles about the condition and its treatments, please see the
Stop Bedwetting website

MEDICA World Forum for Medicine 16-19 November 2015: Düsseldorf, Germany.

Are you ready for Medica 2015?

TensCare Ltd Stand: 11 H41

Keeping busy at Medica

TensCare Ltd stand at Medica 2014

TensCare Ltd will once again be exhibiting at Medica World Forum For Medicine, one of the largest medical exhibitions in Europe, from 16-19 November in Düsseldorf, Germany.

Last year was a great success and this year we are looking to meet with new and existing customers to extend our product range and expand into new territories.

Visit us in Hall 11, Stand H41 to learn more about our range of drug-free electrotherapy units, providing pain relief and muscle toning to both home and professional environments:

> TENS for drug-free pain relief
> EMS for muscle toning & rehabilitation
> Maternity TENS for natural pain relief during childbirth
> Pelvic Floor Exercisers for bladder weakness & sexual well-being
> Interferential & Ultrasound for deep-seated pain relief & healing
> Multitherapy devices combining TENS, EMS, Interferential & Micro-Current for professional use

If you would like to learn more about our products, please contact us via email sales@tenscare.co.uk or visit our website www.tenscare.co.uk

If you would like to arrange a meeting with us during the event, please contact
Agnes Rasmussen via email agnes.rasmussen@tenscare.co.uk

You can also view the TensCare Ltd page via the Medica website here.

We look forward to meeting you there!

“Dry all night, for 18 nights!” – Dry Night Trainer Customer Review

Dry Night Trainer

“I recently purchased your Dry Night Trainer alarm with a discount code I received from our school nurse for my daughter, this is the best money I think I have ever spent. My daughter is a few months from age 6, has been dry during the day since age 2, but never dry through the night despite various attempts on our part to encourage her. Following a meeting with the school nurse and a few tips from her (again which didn’t seem to have any positive impact) we purchased the Dry Night Trainer as a last attempt, the nurse said next step would be medication, which neither my husband or myself were very keen on.

We were both very sceptical that the alarm would make any difference. We had a week and a half of the alarm going off at various times during the night, and varying degrees of wetness. I am very pleased to say that she has been dry all night for 18 nights, this is a massive achievement, after a few dry nights she refused to wear the alarm as she was confident she would be dry, and we’ve never looked back. If it hadn’t been for the introduction of the alarm, I think she would still be wet at night. I wanted to contact you to pass on our success story and to say that I will be wholeheartedly recommending this product to other parents in our position.

Many thanks

Emma”

Dry Night Trainer, Customer Review 20/09/2015

We would like to thank Emma for sharing her daughter’s positive success story using the Dry Night Trainer. For more information, please see here.

If you have a story that you want to share, why not get in touch!

Contact us here or find us on social media, we’d love to hear from you.

Join Hilary Barnett demonstrating the EmbaGYN on QVC UK (11am & 6pm, Wednesday 23rd September 2015)

Join our Continence Advisor Hilary Barnett on QVC UK to learn more about the EmbaGYN Pelvic Floor Trainer.

Hilary will be appearing on Wednesday 23rd September on both the 11am morning show and at 6pm on the ‘Look Good, Feel Good’ show, explaining how the EmbaGYN Pelvic Floor Trainer can help to significantly reduce bladder weakness, tone the pelvic floor after childbirth and improve sexual well-being.

With the EmbaGYN Pelvic Floor Trainer, you could see significant results in as little as 3 weeks!

Hilary will also be demonstrating how easy the unit is to set up and use in the comfort of your own home.Hilary QVC EmbaGYN

You can watch Hilary on the QVC UK TV channel or online here.

If you have any questions regarding the EmbaGYN or any of the above, please contact us.

EmbaGYN Pelvic Floor Trainer

Otherwise, enjoy the show!