Bladder Support Devices & How They Work

Bladder support devices take weight off the bladder mechanically. There are a wide range of bladder support devices and they require a physician's supervision. These can include: a bladder neck device, a pessary and pelvic sling mesh. While bladder leakage is embarrassing and expensive (the actual cost of incontinence per yer for a women is over $2,000), it is not something to be overly worried about. Bladder Incontinence can be treated with success, and it can be done privately with much better outcomes than you might be expecting.  

Yarlap - The Bladder Incontinence Solution | © Relevium Labs Inc 2017

Yarlap - The Bladder Incontinence Solution | © Relevium Labs Inc 2017

Yarlap: The Bladder Incontinence Solution

Yarlap® with AutoKegel® can be an option for women who do not want to rush right into getting a bladder support device installed. Yarlap® is designed for women to assist with reestablishing pelvic floor muscle control. By performing the pelvic floor muscles exercises your doctor has been advising you to do, Yarlap® retrains your pelvic floor muscles for you. Yarlap® is far less than the price of a year supply of diapers or pads for incontinence. Additionally you can use your FSA or HSA dollars for your Yarlap®! For a more effective cure for your urinary incontinence, Shop Yarlap®!

Bladder Neck Support Device & Pessary Bladder Support Devices

While all bladder support devices should be under the supervision of a physician, they do not necessarily require surgery. A bladder neck device is a vaginally inserted flexible ring with two ridges that press against the vaginal walls and support the urethra. By lifting the bladder neck, it provides better bladder control in women suffering from stress incontinence. The device needs to be sized to fit, and must be removed and cleaned after urination. Bladder neck support devices can cause urinary tract infections for some women. A pessary bladder support device rests against the back of the pubic bone and supports the bladder. Pessary bladder support devices have been used for centuries and available in many shapes, pessaries must be fitted by a physician. The fitting process is critical to function and comfort. While this is an effective bladder support device, their are alternative less invasive options to use.

 Bladder Support Surgery

Surgeons working on a patient

A small subset of incontinence sufferers elect surgery. In most cases, a "pelvic sling," a bladder support device, is implanted through the vagina into the pelvic floor to re-position the visceral organs. Surgery of this nature will last a number of years but after a number of surgeries, is is no longer an option. A 15% rate of "complications"  on approximately 206,000 procedures a year, suggests a discordant patient benefit analysis. In December of 2016, researchers at Cornell University reported, "... that no amount of mesh is completely safe." The same team also concluded, "But there is a 'dose-response' relationship, meaning the more mesh used, the more erosion or complications occur."

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