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Monday, 18 June 2012

World Continence Week: Get Informed!

It's Continence Week: Get Informed About Bladder Problems: 

Although incontinence continues to remain an under discussed topic, figures now show that at least 1 in 3 women in the UK suffer from bladder weakness in some form.

Club Cleo fully supports campaigns to raise awareness on this issue and is urging women with symptoms to address the problem and understand that there are solutions out there.

Cleo, who manufacture a medically certified device to strengthen the pelvic muscles, share some facts and advice on the issue of incontinence.

Childbirth, hormonal changes during menopause, prolonged or excessive exercise, and aging are just some of the common causes of pelvic floor weakness. However, women in general are unfortunately more susceptible to pelvic floor problems due to the design of the urinary tract, which is shorter in females than in males, and as such is more likely to attract infection.

• The openings from your bladder, bowels, and womb all pass through your pelvic floor. It actively squeezes when you cough or sneeze to help avoid leakage, and if it isn’t working effectively, you may suffer from an urgent/frequent need to pass urine with decreasing control over this function.

• It’s vital for all women to adopt an effective pelvic exercise routine to ensure they maintain future pelvic health and aren’t restricted when it comes to taking part in certain activities or exercise.

• Problems associated with pelvic floor weakness include: stress, urge or mixed incontinence and in extreme cases stool incontinence; genital prolapse, also caused by stretching of the ligaments that support the uterus; poor muscle control during labour and delivery; and decrease in sexual lubrication and arousal.

• On average, women spend between £180 and £350 a year on absorbency products just to manage the effects of their pelvic floor problems.• Doctors around the world acknowledge that at least 80% of cases of incontinence can be improved or even cured by regularly exercising the pelvic muscle.

• Stimulation of the pelvic floor not only improves control of the bladder and responsiveness during intimacy but also increases blood flow to the region, encouraging healthy cell renewal. This reduces the risk of infection and helps to prevent problems associated with pelvic floor weakness developing in the future.

• In the 1940’s a technique was developed to stimulate the pelvic muscles by means of a ‘squeeze and release’ method, known as ‘Kegel’ exercises. The recommended daily amount of traditional kegel contractions required to restore healthy muscle tone to the pelvic area is a minimum 350-450, which most women find exhausting and impossible to achieve.

Janine Kay, MD of Cleo said:

“I’ve spoken to so many women about living with the effects of pelvic weakness, and there has been a common theme amongst them – most of them had been in denial for a long time before they sought help, all felt trapped by their bladder sensitivity, most had low self-esteem, some became sexually introvert, and many just didn’t know they could fix it.”

“I’m pleased to say that with our pelvic floor toner Cleo Q Discreet, we have helped thousands of women over the past few years, who now feel liberated, confident and feminine, and most importantly back in control of their body and their wellbeing. It’s very rewarding to hear how your work has had a positive effect on someone’s quality of life.”

Cleo Q Discreet is a home-use, advanced digital pelvic toner which can safely and effortlessly provide up to 1500 comprehensive contractions during a single treatment session.

It uses the most advanced technology available today - CCST (cumulative charge stimulation technology) combined with a unique Bi-Polar Migration System which allows transmission & recovery via both poles.

This unique delivery method, exclusive to Cleo Q Discreet, sends frequencies by ‘pocket energy’ pulses and is capable of safely and accurately delivering up to 1000 times more energy into the muscle than any other conventional form of muscle stimulation, meaning for the first time ever, the whole of the pelvic muscle group can be treated more effectively and comfortably in a fraction of the time, with sessions starting at just 6 minutes.

Priced at £199, Cleo Q Discreet is a great investment for women.

Special discount offer

25% off purchases made during Continence Awareness Week - 18th-24th June 2012 by quoting promotional code CAW25 at checkout.

Also available without discount from our partner retailer Amazon

For those suffering from a long term medical condition associated with the pelvic floor, 20% VAT can be claimed back after purchase.