Urinary incontinence is the term used to describe involuntary and uncontrollable urine leakage. An incontinent woman is obliged to get up at night, urinates more than 8 times per day, cannot satisfy her thirst and is unable to control her bladder.
There are several causes: pregnancy, childbirth, being overweight, menopause and past surgeries.
This has dramatic consequences on the woman’s activities and social life, as well as repercussions on her sexuality and relationship. It can also lead to depression.
The perineum supports a number of organs in the genital area, in particular the bladder, and ensures that it is possible to refrain from voiding the bladder. Over time, and due to body modifications, the perineum undergoes considerable strain and weakens greatly, leading to bladder leakage in women.
This is the most common form and affects 50% of all incontinent women. The problem is a mechanical one: an increase in abdominal pressure is enough to trigger urine leakage. When already weakened, the muscles of the perineum can no longer hold back bladder voiding. A burst of laughter, a sneeze, a cough or athletic activity can trigger leakage.
This form affects 20% of all incontinent women and involves sudden urges to urinate that are impossible to suppress.
Mixed incontinence is a combination of stress and urge incontinence and affects 30% of all incontinent women. It has a particularly negative impact on daily life.
Specially designed to treat female urinary incontinence at home, KEAT® is a medical device that allows you to engage in muscle exercises that tone the perineum in a private setting. KEAT® is easy to operate, discreet, and can be used at home. It alternates contraction and relaxation to strengthen the muscles of the pelvic floor. Two or three sessions per week over two months make it possible to regain control over your bladder and achieve freedom again.
KEAT is obtained by medical prescription. Ask your gynecologist or general practitioner for their opinion. KEAT is available at pharmacies or via the website of urinary dysfunction specialist Sphère Santé: www.sphere-sante.com.
Sphère Santé is accredited by social security and delivers the KEAT device to your home without exceeding the statutory rate. For more information: +33 (0)1 61 30 15 94.
Quick instructions are affixed to the inside of the box in addition to the longer instruction sheet. If after reading these instructions you still encounter difficulties, you may call our toll-free number to obtain more information and assistance. +33 (0) 800 892 929.
The duration of treatment and number of weekly sessions needed are determined by the healthcare professional prescribing the device. Ask your gynecologist or general practitioner for their opinion.
In general, the recommendation is a treatment of 2 or 3 sessions per week over a period of two months (each session lasts between 17 and 25 minutes depending on the program selected).
A lubricant gel can make it easier to insert the device into the vagina and ensure proper electrical current conduction for optimal stimulation. A water-based (aqueous), non-greasy, transparent and non-irritating gel is recommended. The gel used must be suitable for use in combination with electrotherapy procedures. Check for this compatibility on the gel’s label.
The use of Vaseline or any other greasy product is not recommended.
Thoroughly clean the device with water and a mild soap, using a brush (like a nail brush), after each use. The device must then be correctly rinsed and carefully dried with a clean, dry cloth before being replaced in its case until the next use.