SensaTone for Men Pelvic Floor Stimulator
It is estimated that one in every seven man experience some form of incontinence during their lifetime. Incontinence can strike at any age, burdening younger and older men and reducing their quality of life.
SensaTone for Men is medically approved. SensaTone for Men is easy and effective in the treatment of pelvic floor dysfunction. SensaTone for Men stimulator is designed to prevent and control symptoms of incontinence by strengthening pelvic floor through stimulation induced passive and effortless pelvic floor exercises.
Incontinence is one of the major problems brought on by pelvic floor weakness, its symptoms can be reduced or eradicated by pelvic floor strengthening through regular pelvic floor work out. Stimulation mimics muscle exercises and helps men develop strong pelvic floor. Men with strong pelvic floor enjoy greater control over their bladders and bowels.
SensaTone for Men background
As many as 1 in 7 men experience some kind of incontinence during lifetime. Though incontinence is not immediately life threatening, it is deeply embarrassing and depressing. If the symptoms persist for a long time, loss of confidence and social isolation frequently follow.
How can SensaTone for Men help male incontinence suffers?
SensaTone for Men is a digital electric pelvic floor stimulator. Electric muscle stimulation has been used effectively for many decades in muscle rehabilitation. Incontinence is amongst conditions, which respond well to stimulation.
During electrical stimulation, mild electric pulses generated by the stimulator unit are delivered to the pelvic floor via anal sensor (i.e. anal probe) to induce repeated contractions and relaxations of the muscles. This effortless and passive pelvic floor work out leads to gradual increase in muscle strength, muscle tone and muscle firmness, progressively reducing the symptoms of incontinence.
There are three types of urinary incontinence and SensaTone for Men can treat them all, using specifically pre-set modes (Mode A – D):
Urge incontinence is a feeling of strong and sudden and frequently uncontrollable urge to pass urine. You can treat urge incontinence with Mode A for 30 minutes 1 – 2 times per day. When treating urge incontinence, the reduction of symptoms is achieved by reducing the severity of false signals sent by the bladder to the brain. Urge incontinence normally responds quickly to stimulation and you can see improvements in as little as 2 weeks.
Stress incontinence is a leakage of urine, which occurs when you sneeze, cough, laugh, run or exercise. You can treat stress incontinence on Mode B for 30 minutes once a day or every other day, depending on how severe your symptoms are. Please note that when treating stress incontinence, improvements are achieved slowly, because building up muscles and nerve sensitivity can take a long time (i.e. up to 2 months). Be patient and perform your treatments regularly as recommended.
Mixed incontinence is a mixture of urge and stress incontinence. You will sometimes leak and other times you will experience uncontrolled urgency to pass urine. Mixed incontinence is treated on Mode C, performing complete programme of 45 minutes once per day. With mixed incontinence, treatment objectives are to strengthen the muscles and increase nerve sensitivity as well as reduce the false signals from the bladder reaching the brain. With this type of incontinence, it is possible to see some improvements within 21 days.
Mode D is an additional Mode used mainly for After Care. This means that you can use it after you have completed your treatment with the Mode A, B or C designed for your type of incontinence. Alternatively, you can use mode D regularly for maintenance after your incontinence symptoms subside and your condition has improved.
Male pelvic floor
SensaTone for Men is also suitable for treating Faecal Incontinence and Nocturnal Enuresis. However, you should do this after consultation or under supervision of a medical professional (i.e. continence physiotherapist or continence nurse), who will determine the best treatment mode for you to use.
During stimulation treatment with SensaTone, you will feel gentle tingly sensation of the electrical signals contracting and relaxing your pelvic floor muscles. You can adjust the intensity of the signals up or down to your personal preference, ensuring that you do not feel pain or discomfort during treatment.
SensaTone for Men kit
SensaTone for Men is simple to use. It is a battery powered stimulator to be used with an anal sensor Anuform (provided with the device). You will find simple instructions on Anuform insertion in your user manual.
SensaTone for Men kit consists of the SensaTone unit, Anuform anal sensor, connective lead wire, neck cord, 5 g sachet of Aquagel lubricant, 2 x 1.5 V AAA batteries, user instructions and a storage bag.
CE mark Medical Device (CE0120) and 5 years warranty
We are ISO13485:2003 certified
SensaTone for Men Technical Specifications
Output channel: Single Channel
Programmes: 4 pre-set modes
Output Waveform: Bi-phasic rectangular
Output Voltage: 0 - 40 V adjustable in 14 steps across a 500 ohm load
Output Intensity: 0 - 80 mA adjustable in 14 steps across a 500 ohm load
Automatic Power Off: 5 minutes of non-use
Battery: 2 x 1.5 V AAA alkaline batteries
Low battery detector: 2.2 V +/- 0.1V
Size: 12 x 3 x 1.5 cm
Read user manual prior to first use and retain user manual for future reference.
Follow recommendations listed in user manual.
Do not use SensaTone if you have a pacemaker fitted.
Consult your doctor prior to first use if you have a heart condition, undiagnosed pain, metal implants and any doubts as to your suitability for electrical stimulation.
Do not use during bowel or urinary infection or if you have local tissue damage or recent local surgical scars.