Medicine for Menopause
Several studies report that biofeedback that focuses on the
workings of the pelvic floor muscles can help improve bladder control in some women. A
transvaginal sensor inserted into the vagina and connected to a computer and monitor
measures muscular activity, showing a woman just how effectively she is contracting her
pelvic muscles. The monitor presents instant feedback as to which muscles need more
training and strengthening.
For more information about biofeedback, please visit our
section on Biofeedback. You may also want to visit the
biofeedback for stress management.
These tampon-shaped, hard plastic weights are, in essence,
a type of biofeedback technique that can help a woman strengthen her pelvic-floor muscles
to achieve better bladder control. Once a cone is inserted into the vagina, a woman walks
around and tries to hold it in by tensing appropriate muscles. If the cone slides out, she
is tensing the wrong muscles and needs further pelvic training.
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