Patient satisfaction with current treatment options has been limited. In patient studies, women have expressed a desire for a non-surgical option2. Despite the current treatment options, nearly 90% of women who reported having SUI manage their incontinence with absorbent pads6.
For some women, muscle training exercises (Kegels, biofeedback, etc.) can help improve bladder control during periods of stress. However, for those women who respond to this treatment, regular routine exercise is required to provide sustained benefit.
A variety of surgical operations are available to treat SUI. The most common is the sling procedure, in which the middle part of the urethra is surgically supported to reduce urine leakage. Although surgery for SUI can be effective for some women, these procedures can have high complication rates, require general or spinal anesthesia, and require a recovery period.