Will the Kegelmaster Let Me Avoid Surgery Or Have I Waited Too Long?
Sari Wexler Posted Feb 14, 2009 9:09 PM
this message is repeated a few times in the forum
If all you have is a mild to moderate prolapse - (stage one or stage two) cystocele (bladder prolapse - dropped bladder), uterine prolapse (dropped uterus) or rectocele - you need to start exercising your PC muscle, now! You must come to think of this as a wonderful no-brainer!
EFFECTIVE "KEGELS" ARE PROVEN TO STOP YOUR CONDITION FROM DETERIORATING AND MAY REVERSE IT.
When you really understand how it works you will see that there is no device that assures the maximum results from "kegels" like the Kegelmaster.
The chances are excellent that you will totally cure yourself, be able to resume a "high impact" lifestyle and never have to experience a rather unpleasant surgery - that often fails and has to be repeated.
If you have a stage three prolapse (organ protrudes out of the vagina), unfortunately the Kegelmaster will not prevent the surgery that you probably SHOULD have so that you can get on with your life. I would strongly suggest that you ask your doctor about your estrogen level and NOT have the surgery until that level is normal. It seems that some surgeons are NOT aware how important this is!
Approximately 6 weeks after the surgery you should start using the Kegelmaster! If you do, in theory, the surgery will NEVER have to be repeated.
The urgency is for those with a second stage prolapse. Surgery is not inevitable! It may be helpful to know that when used according to the easy instructions, the Kegelmaster completely rehabilitates the PC muscle - that is the muscle responsible for supporting the bladder, the urethra (the canal through which urine flows out of the body), the uterus, and the rectum.
What the Kegelmaster WON'T do (PAST A CERTAIN POINT) is repair a torn vaginal wall.
As a prolapse becomes a more serious "stage 2" the "grossly damaged" vaginal wall overcomes the "muscle damage".
If you really wait too long the bladder can actually herniate into or through the vaginal wall and surgery is going to be the best answer.
*Once again your estrogen level could be a factor. Most women succeed with the Kegelmaster without hormonal therapy, however low hormone levels correlate with thin vaginal walls and less capacity for the PC muscle to grow and maintain mass.
It should be noted that this company is concerned about artificial, pharmaceutical hormone replacement therapy.
You can naturally make dietary changes and safely consume phytoestrogens (plant estrogens) in their natural matrix by eating more flax seed or flax seed oil (it has been written in several places that flax is particularly useful in keeping one's progesterone level balanced with that of their estrogen which LOWERS cancer, stroke, and heart attack risks to below zero!). Soy products (soy milk, tofu, miso etc) and an herbal supplement containing "red clover" or "black cohosh" seem to be safe and helpful.
Natural Bioidentical Hormonal Therapy is definitely an approach to be considered. Based on a simple blood test a natural compound will be produced by a "compounding pharmacist" to meet your indivicual needs. This is an increasingly popular approach to safely correcting a hormone imbalance.
There are certain people who because of a family history of certain types of cancer want to REDUCE ESTROGEN.
You should not try to change your estrogen level without a trained doctor's assistance if you have a family history of hormone dependent cancer.
It is worth repeating and emphasizing: If you have a stage 1 or a stage 2 prolapse you could be "one traumatic event away" from requiring surgery, rather than being able to address the problem with an easy exercise!
SOMEWHERE THERE IS A"POINT-OF-NO-RETURN".
You should seriously begin exercising and strengthening your PC muscle now!
A bad coughing spell, straining if constipated, high-impact exercise, lifting a heavy object or moving a heavy object "incorrectly", being on your feet for long periods, etc. can all be precipitating events.
If there is any doubt about the suitability of the Kegelmaster for you, PLEASE ask your doctor!
Ask him/her if "in theory" could properly done "kegel exercise" possibly be beneficial for your condition.
If you get any kind of positive response, my suggestion would be to "run, don't walk!" to the Kegelmaster.
Please don't hesitate to call our company 1(800)523-4430 if you have any questions.
Over 500,000 surgeries a year are performed in the United States alone for bladder prolapse (cystocele), rectocele, and uterine prolapse (dropping uterus) . (Source Christine Kent).
Theoretically, if every woman used the Kegelmaster, in time this number would reduce to near zero!
The needless expense for adult "pads" and diapers is even greater, not to mention the skin infections and odor. Properly exercising the PC muscle with the Kegelmaster has a greater than 93% chance of eliminating all leaks and accidents.
The Kegelmaster is a small form-fitting device which is gently inserted in the vagina approximately 3 inches. A knob which remains outside the body allows you to control how far the unit "opens". You perform simple, rewarding "contractions" against one of fifteen pre-set levels of adjustable resistance. You start at an appropriate, comfortable level and you are able to gauge your progress as well. This is the state-of-the-art way to grow muscle tissue and hopefully reverse a prolapse condition.