The pelvic floor, the connective tissue-muscular floor of the pelvic cavity, maintains the position of the abdominal and pelvic organs such as bladder, bowel, uterus, ovary and vagina in women and the prostate in men. Its functions include the support for the occlusion of the anus and urethra.
In women, the pelvic floor is mainly weakened by pregnancies and childbirth, as a result of an overexpansion of muscles. Female menopause is accompanied by a strong change of the hormonal balance, causing the muscles of the pelvic floor to lose their flexibility. Finally, physical exercise, such as sports and playing wind instruments, can also cause an overexpansion and thus a weakening of the pelvic floor muscles. The weakening of the pelvic floor muscles manifests, for example, in disease patterns of stress incontinence (formerly called stress urinary incontinence), an overactive bladder (formerly called urge incontinence) and descensus of the uterus (the slipping of an organ, e.g. the uterus) to prolapse (the falling down of an organ, as the uterus, from its normal position) and faecal incontinence.
Stress incontinence defines the involuntary loss of urine during physical exercise such as coughing, sneezing, running, climbing stairs, laughing etc. Persons affected are mostly women during the menopause or who have given birth to one or more children. In consultation with your doctor, the targeted training for contraction with VagiFit® vaginal cones is an effective non-surgical treatment option for strengthening the pelvic floor muscles.
Our VagiFit® vaginal cones are produced in Germany with regard to strict quality standards. The VagiFit® vaginal cones set consist of a set of 5 reusable tampon-shaped cones of identical size but different weight and different colour. The lightes cone (dark green) weighs 20 g, the heaviest cone (white) 68 g.
Its use is intended for targeted pelvic floor training, also known as Kegel excercises named after its inventor Arnold H. Kegel (urologist, 1894-1981). When the cones are inserted into the vagina, it is necessary for the pelvic floor that the muscles around the cone contract preventing the cone to fall out of the vagina.
The VagiFit® vaginal cones usefully complement the Kegel exercises to strengthen the pelvic floor.