VagiFit® Vaginal Cones
For the treatment of stress incontinence & to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles
Product Profile: VagiFit® Vaginal Cones
We produce our VagiFit® vaginal cones in Germany with regard to strict quality standards. The VagiFit® vaginal cones set consist of five pink, tampon-shaped vaginal cones of identical size but different weight (1: 20 g, 2: 30 g, 3: 44 g, 4: 56 g, 5: 68 g).
The use is intended for targeted pelvic floor training. When you insert the vaginal cone into the vagina, the pelvic floor muscles must contract around the cone so that it does not fall out of the vagina. The VagiFit® vaginal cones complement contraction exercises to strengthen the pelvic floor. They are also called Kegel exercises after their inventor Arnold H. Kegel (urologist, 1894-1981).
Use of VagiFit® Vaginal Cones
- For the treatment of stress incontinence (stress urinary incontinence).
- To strengthen the pelvic floor muscles. E.g. after childbirth (with beginning of training after abatement of lochia) or during the menopause.
- For a good coordination of the pelvic floor to consciously tension or relax the pelvic floor.
- As a supporting measure before and after surgery. For example, a) to delay the need for surgery, b) to assure long-term success of surgery results and to prevent the prolapse of an organ.
- To test the remaining strength of the pelvic floor muscles.
- To promote the blood circulation of sexual organs (this increases sensitivity and sexuality).
Benefits of VagiFit® Vaginal Cones
- Training method is simple to learn
- The exercises require only 2x 5-10 minutes or 1x 10-15 a day. You can easily integrate them in your daily routine at home.
- High success rates after only a few weeks of continuous training
- Improved muscle status, which noticeably strengthens pelvic floor function and supports sexuality.
- Training with vaginal cones after birth prevents descensus and incontinence problems and helps to avoid surgeries
The pelvic floor, the connective tissue-muscular floor of the pelvic cavity, supports the position of the abdominal and pelvic organs. Such as bladder, bowel, uterus, ovary and vagina in women and prostate in men. Its functions include supporting the closure of the anus and urethra.
A strong and elastic pelvic floor protects against bladder incontinence and other descensus complaints. Moreover, it can contribute to an improvement in sexual life. Similar to the muscles of the arms, legs and stomach, you can strengthen and coordinate the muscles of the pelvic floor by regular training.
Possible causes of weakened pelvic floor muscles
Women are more likely than men to suffer from stress incontinence. They naturally have a wider pelvis and weaker pelvic floor muscles. There are also other factors for incontinence in women, such as
- Incontinence during pregnancy: In women, the pelvic floor is mainly weakened by pregnancies and childbirth due to an overstretching of the muscles. But even during pregnancy, women often have to struggle with incontinence. In preparation for childbirth, pregnancy hormones loosen up muscles and tissue. The relaxation of the muscles creates the feeling of increased urine penetration, even if the bladder is not full to bursting. During pregnancy, the blood supply to the organs is also increased, including the kidneys. As a result, the kidneys produce more urine. Last but not least, also the baby’s weight plays a role – it puts extra pressure on the bladder. Thus, many pregnant women have to struggle with bladder incontinence during and after pregnancy.
- Bladder incontinence during menopause: Female menopause is accompanied by a strong change of the hormonal balance. This causes the muscles of the pelvic floor and the connective tissue to lose their flexibility. As a result, the bladder is no longer sufficiently supported and sinks. The sphincter muscle no longer resists this pressure adequately and bladder incontinence develops. The sinking estrogen level also ensures that the bladder reacts more sensitive to irritants in the urine. This is why women feel an increased urge to urinate. During menopause, the blood supply to the mucous membranes in the genital area is also poorer. This can lead to an increase in the pH value. Viruses and bacteria can penetrate more easily into the bladder and promote the development of urinary tract infections. This is an additional burden on the bladder.
- Physical exercise: Physical exercise, e.g. sports, playing wind instruments or heavy lifting, can lead to an overstretching and thus a weakening of the pelvic floor muscles. But a lack of exercise also promotes poorly trained pelvic floor muscles.
- Overweight: Overweight increases the pressure on the abdominal cavity and the bladder and promotes the development of stress incontinence.
Consequences of a weakened pelvic floor
The pelvic floor muscles are one of the most important muscle groups in the body. If the pelvic floor is weakened, unpleasant side effects may occur. A weakened pelvic floor manifests itself, for example, in the following disease symptoms:
- stress incontinence (formerly called stress urinary incontinence)
- overactive bladder (formerly called urge incontinence)
- descensus of the uterus (sinking of an organ, e.g. the uterus, due to a weakness of the connective tissue)
- prolapse (the falling down of an organ, as the uterus, from its normal position)
- faecal incontinence
Definition: Stress incontinence
Stress incontinence defines the involuntary leakage of urine during physical exercise. Such as coughing, sneezing, running, climbing stairs, laughing, etc., leading to a drop-by-drop loss of urine. Mostly affected are women during menopause and those who have given birth to one or more children. In consultation with your doctor, targeted contraction training with the VagiFit® vaginal cones is an effective non-surgical therapy option to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles.
Where can I buy the VagiFit® vaginal cones?
You can purchase the VagiFit® vaginal cones at a german pharmacy, in our online shop Mrs med or directly from us by telephone, fax or e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org).