How ELITONE Offers Ladies A Non-Intrusive Answer For Urinary Incontinence By Eric Kolb, CTO And Co-founder Of Elidah


Pelvic ground problems and feminine urinary incontinence aren’t new well being points. Actually, a 3rd of the ladies internationally battle with bladder leaks, typically on account of being pregnant and childbirth.  That quantity balloons to 1 in each 2 ladies, whenever you’re speaking about these over the age of fifty.

What has modified is the dialog and the expertise.  A look within the pages of the highest ladies’s verticals and web sites over the previous couple of years, from Cosmopolitan, to Glamour, to Lady’s World will present extra articles about pelvic ground problems, and the remedies and therapies out there to ladies, than ever earlier than. The stigma of those conversations within the public sphere is fortunately evaporating, and mainstream media has observed.

Thankfully, the expertise has developed as effectively, giving ladies many extra choices than sporting pads, grownup diapers or present process dangerous surgical procedures.  This hole within the market is exactly why Gloria Kolb and I invented ELITONE. ELITONE is a wearable, non-invasive pelvic ground exerciser that makes use of digital stimulation to focus on and activate pelvic ground muscle groups the identical approach Kegel workouts assist strengthen management of these muscle groups. Solely ELITONE’s system is exterior and does the Kegels for you, higher and extra persistently than ladies can do themselves.

ELITONE is a pacesetter in what’s turning into a large and diversified marketplace for pelvic ground and incontinence gadgets. It’s vital to grasp their variations, strengths and limitations.

Kegel Trainers 

A Kegel coach is a small system that will get inserted into the vagina to help in exercising the pelvic ground. These might be low-tech Kegel weights that merely practice the person to isolate the right muscle groups to correctly carry out Kegel workouts. There are additionally good Kegel gadgets that embody a biofeedback element, typically within the type of an app that encourages correct approach, and constant use, and lets the person monitor enhancing pelvic ground power. The draw back, nevertheless, is that they are often uncomfortable to insert vaginally and convey a danger of an infection. Even with the good design, these trainers nonetheless require the person to do all of the work, and many ladies discover it’s nonetheless a problem to train the right muscle groups. Moreover, most of those gadgets aren’t thought of medical gadgets and aren’t FDA cleared as incontinence remedies.

Inner Stimulation (Intravaginal Probes)

There are a variety of Kegel train gadgets available on the market that match into the class of intravaginal probes.  These insertable gadgets, initially solely utilized in medical places of work, move a small electrical present throughout the vaginal wall and into the pelvic ground muscle groups, inflicting them to contract. Just like the Kegel trainers, they pose an infection danger, and many ladies discover them uncomfortable. The gadgets are actually accredited for house use, and are clinically confirmed to stop or cease bladder leaks when used persistently. Nonetheless, they’re nonetheless invasive by definition, and require a devoted time and personal place for the person to put down at some stage in the remedy.  Not surprisingly, many ladies are hesitant to undertake these remedies, even with the advice of a healthcare supplier.

Exterior Stimulation (ELITONE)

Because of a brand new product class created by FDA, ELITONE grew to become the first-of-its-kind automated pelvic ground exerciser to make use of perineal utilized electrical stimulation externally. The electrical stimulation works equally to the intravaginal probes, however ELITONE’s disposable GelPads are worn like a skinny sanitary pad, and cling gently to a girl’s pores and skin, however discreetly beneath their garments. The transcutaneous supply is made potential by a specialised waveform. The FDA-cleared remedy takes solely 20 minutes a day, and research have proven 95% of ladies who used ELITONE efficiently diminished (or eradicated) urinary leaks, with a median discount of 71% after simply 6 weeks of therapy

There is no such thing as a prescription required to begin utilizing ELITONE (elitone.com), eliminating one other barrier to make use of and constant adoption. The convenience of use for these gadgets is essential, as ladies are much more more likely to proceed remedies if they’re easy and comfy to make use of, they don’t disrupt their every day life, and most significantly, in the event that they work.

Different Stress Incontinence Remedies

The business is constant to develop and consider applied sciences for treating stress incontinence. This curiosity in an space that primarily impacts ladies is lengthy overdue. Remedies embody surgical interventions with polymeric slings, injectable bulking brokers, laser/RF vitality supply to thicken the partitions of the urethra, and electromagnetic pelvic ground stimulation amongst others.  These provide various levels of medical efficacy, danger, and potential to beat historic challenges with affected person entry, adoption, and compliance.

At Elidah our strategy has all the time been customer-centric. Our feminine CEO instills the significance of  understanding the wants and challenges ladies face in treating these situations. Accordingly,we’re extremely centered on comfort, consolation, entry and different elements that drive adoption and therapy compliance.

One of many largest hurdles obvious from interviews and revealed analysis, has traditionally been that ladies have been hesitant to debate incontinence therapy with their healthcare suppliers, and docs have been inconsistent in asking about incontinence except the affected person first introduced it up. Ladies typically cited how they have been too busy to go to a clinic for therapy, which usually concerned weekly visits for a number of months. Consequently, it’s quite common for ladies to hunt out options they might self-administer at house. We needed to supply an efficient resolution that met them the place they’re. That knowledgeable our product design, our model messaging, and our choice to pursue over-the-counter clearance.

We based ELITONE to supply a greater choice for ladies who are suffering from this concern that till comparatively just lately, simply wasn’t overtly mentioned outdoors of physician’s places of work. Now ladies from postpartum, to menopausal and all the things in between have an efficient, non-invasive resolution to reside their lives leak free.

Editor’s Word: Eric Kolb is the co-founder and CTO of Elidah, Inc. Elidah developed and manufactures ELITONE, the primary non-surgical, non-invasive therapy to assist the 1 in 3 ladies who are suffering from stress urinary incontinence. ELITONE is a wearable therapeutic system that gives a cushty, handy, easy-to-use resolution that has clear benefits over normal of care remedies. ELITONE is obtainable with no prescription at elitone.com and at cvs.com.