- 70% of women have experienced symptoms of pelvic floor weakness from everyday activities
- Activities affected include walking, running, exercising, and jumping on trampolines
- 65% of women would not discuss pelvic floor weakness with their healthcare professional
New Irish research has revealed that 70% of women have experienced urinary leakage from everyday activities, such as walking, running, exercising, jumping on trampolines, laughing, coughing or sneezing.
The survey was carried out online among more than 600 women in Ireland during October and November 2015 in order to raise awareness of pelvic floor weakness among women, mothers and mothers-to-be throughout Ireland. One in three women worldwide experiences pelvic floor weakness and according to the research it has a significant impact on their lives.
This research showed that 41% of those involved in the survey were not aware of a solution to pelvic floor weakness however 87% said they would use a clinically proven, non-invasive solution to prevent pelvic floor weakness from reoccurring.
The research also revealed that 65% of the respondents would not discuss pelvic floor weakness with their healthcare professional. The survey also showed that women are more likely to discuss pelvic floor weakness with their friends than with their partner or spouse. They were shown to be least likely to discuss the condition with a pharmacist, followed by family, online, partner or spouse, friends.
Dr Ciara Kelly, GP, said, “Too often, women think that pelvic floor weakness is a condition they have no choice but to put up with, when really there are solutions out there. Women aged from 30 to 45 plus frequently visit my practice with signs and symptoms of pelvic floor weakness. It can have a huge impact on their lives with their family, with their partner and at work.
“There are non-invasive and non-prescriptive solutions which can restore your pelvic floor strength. They focus on restoring the ability to contract the pelvic floor muscles appropriately, in order to improve the function, strength and endurance of these muscles and to prevent leakage and incontinence.”
Claire Reid, patient advocate, said, “Pelvic floor weakness is a very common problem but it does not have to be. By finding the solution that is right for you, it is possible to return to the activities you used to enjoy without fear of accidental leakage.
“Things like going on the trampoline with your children, going for a walk with a friend, running, exercising and dancing can be part of your life again, without having to think twice about it.”
The Being a Mum Survey 2015 was carried out among 602 women throughout Ireland by Neurotech Vital, the makers of Vital Compact, which provides the strong, effective muscle rehabilitation of your pelvic floor muscles. Of the 602 women, 65% have children, 28% plan to have children in the future, five per cent do not plan to have children and two per cent were pregnant while carrying out this survey.
About Vital Compact
Vital Compact treats the underlying cause and not just the symptoms of pelvic floor weakness. It is a safe, drug-free therapy and targets the right muscles in the right way every time. Vital Compact is clinically proven to strengthen your pelvic floor and improve your quality of life. It can also reduce your reliance and spend on absorbency pads. It is a home based therapy that is easy to use as part of your daily routine. Find out more http://neurotechvital.ie/