Why Do I Need The Myself® Trainer?

The Myself® Trainer is a personal, guided muscle strengthener that can help you eliminate the frustrations of bladder leaks and strengthen your pelvic muscles for a lifetime. With the Myself Trainer, you no longer need to worry about:

  • Always running to the bathroom
  • Having uncontrollable leaks from laughing, sneezing and exercising
  • Giving up social activities due to embarrassing bladder accidents
  • Losing vaginal tone from childbirth
  • Losing vaginal sensation and sexual pleasure

Like any other muscles, your pelvic floor muscles can usually be strengthened with proper exercise. Regular pelvic floor muscle exercises, also known as Kegels, have long been recommended by physicians. However, studies reveal that 50% of women perform Kegels incorrectly.2 That's why The Myself® Trainer was created - to make performing pelvic muscle exercises easier and more effective. Clearly, using pads or even diapers does nothing to deal with this gradual loss of control or to improve the underlying issue of muscle weakness. The Myself® Trainer does and is clinically shown to help you strengthen your pelvic muscles safely and effectively.

 

Is It Just Me?

You think it’s just you, but it’s not. It’s an issue many women are hesitant to talk about, even with their doctor. They feel it’s just them, they feel embarrassed and alone. However, 24 million American women, young and old, have weakened pelvic floor muscles. About half of adult women say they have had urine leakage at one time or another. Others have stated it’s a daily problem.

You may think bladder control problems are something that happens only when you get older, but the truth is that women of all ages have urine leakage. This problem is also called incontinence. Men leak urine too, but the problem is more common in women.1

Many women find they encounter incontinence when they:

  • Engage in everyday activities, such as laughing hard, coughing and sneezing.1
  • Are pregnant or have given birth.1
  • Have stopped their periods or are experiencing menopause.1
  • Participate in strenuous sports and exercising activities.1

Bladder leakage isn’t just a natural part of being a woman. You don’t have to “just live with it.” You can do something about it and regain your bladder control.

Why Is This Happening?

Many women ask, why does this happen? Not all bladder control problems are alike. Some problems are caused by weak muscles, while others are caused by damaged nerves. Weak pelvic floor muscles are the most common cause of urinary incontinence in women.1 Actually, women are more prone to bladder leaks and accidents because of the way our bodies are built. A woman’s pelvic floor muscles support her vagina, bladder, rectum and urethra, making them one of the most important muscle groups in your body. When pelvic floor muscles are weak, the system of pelvic organs may not work the way they were intended due to lack of sufficient support. Bladder control is particularly affected. Keeping your pelvic floor muscles strong is important for women of all ages. Like any muscle, they need to be exercised, or they’ll lose tone. Weakened pelvic muscles can compromise bladder control and may eventually lead to prolapse, which is the sagging of your pelvic organs.

Factors that can cause pelvic floor muscle weakness include:

  • Menopause
  • Hysterectomy
  • Chronic coughing
  • Pregnancy and childbirth
  • Frequent constipation
  • Weight gain and obesity
  • Frequent, strenuous exercise and other physical activities
 

1 The National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse (NKUDIC) What I Need To Know About Bladder Control For Women, (August 2007, page 1) available at www.kidney.niddk.nih.gov The National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse (NKUDIC)is a service of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK).

2 G. Willy Davila, Gamal M. Ghoniem and Steven D. Wexner (Eds.). (2008). Pelvic Floor Dysfunction A Multidisciplinary Approach. London: Springer.

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