Frankie’s Story

Frankie Bates, Urology Nurses of Canada

As a nurse specialist working the area of urinary incontinence and a board representative of The Urology Nurses Of Canada, I have seen many women of all ages suffer from the stigmatizing problem of urinary incontinence. There are many different approaches we can suggest for this problem including lifestyle changes, behavioral approaches, dietary modifications and pelvic floor exercises.

When a women suffers from stress incontinence(the type of leaking that occurs when you cough, sneeze , laugh or lift ), it is often beneficial for them to use a self-fitting pessary such as uresta®.

I have seen women change their whole lives around with these devices. Often women will stop activities they enjoy, like dancing, going to the gym, walking and running, as they try to control their bladder symptoms. When they use  uresta®, they are able to return to these activities.

I have seen very young women use uresta® including a woman who was training for a marathonand only needed to use it during training, when she usually leaked.  Other women  use uresta®  at the gymbecause  they leak during exercise. I have seen women who havejobs that involve liftingand they can wear uresta® comfortably all day long.

It’s very user friendly, easy to self-fit andvery comfortable. Some women actually forget to take it out at night as they forget they have it in!

uresta® has made a 100% difference to many women that are now able to have a “normal “ social lifeand return to all their activities without the stress and embarrassment of leaking!

Frankie Bates
Urology Nurses Of Canada
Vice-president East

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