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Regain control
and confidence

You are not alone!

1 in 10 men will suffer with some form of urinary incontinence during their lifetime.1

This is probably a lot more than you thought. Incontinence can have a profoundly negative and distressing effect on many aspects of your life. Understandably, most men find it very embarrassing and difficult to talk about, even with their partners. While it is often thought of as an age-related problem, the causes of incontinence are diverse and it can occur any time throughout adult life. It is important to understand that incontinence should not be simply tolerated – it can be treated successfully!

Your pelvic floor

Your pelvic floor is a group of muscles responsible for holding the pelvic organs (bladder, bowel) within the pelvis. It consists of a deep muscle layer and a superficial muscle layer that work together to keep your pelvic organs healthy and in good working order. These muscle layers support the organs like a „sling“ or „hammock“ that stretch from your pubic bone at the front of your body, to the base of your spine at the back.

As well as supporting the pelvic organs, the pelvic floor plays a big part in assisting with bladder and bowel function and contributes to sexual function.

Stress incontinence

Stress incontinence is the most common kind of urinary incontinence and can be described as the unintentional or uncontrollable leakage of urine in certain circumstances.  When the bladder and pelvic floor muscles are placed under sudden extra pressure urine can leak out. Common actions that can trigger a leak are coughing, sneezing, laughing, lifting and exercising. The amount of urine that leaks depends on how full the bladder is and how affected the muscles are. It can range from a few drops to a larger flow. This type of incontinence is typically caused by damage to the sphincter muscle, which normally controls the starting and stopping of urination. 

Common causes

One of the most common factors leading to stress incontinence is the surgical removal of the prostate gland (prostatectomy) to treat prostate cancer. Because of the sensitive location of the prostate, surgery can cause disruption to the sphincter muscles which lies directly below.

Prostate enlargement/inflammation can also cause urinary difficulties as can neurological disorders such as stroke or Parkinson’s, spinal injuries or diabetes.

Other factors that may worsen stress incontinence include:

  • Obesity
  • Chronic coughing or sneezing
  • Excess consumption of caffeine or alcohol
  • High-impact activities over many years
  • Constipation
  • Hormone imbalance


Pelvic Floor Strengthening

Pelvic floor strengthening is vital to your recovery and is becoming increasingly recognised as a first line treatment for stress incontinence. Using Vital Compact will strengthen the pelvic floor and the external sphincter muscle helping you to regain control.

stress incontinence

Urge Incontinence

Urge incontinence occurs when you have a sudden urge to pass urine and sometimes leak urine before you have time to get to the toilet. With this type of incontinence the bladder contracts when it should not, causing the leak.

The bladder muscle should be relaxed as the bladder gradually fills up and when it is approximately half full, you start to get a feeling of wanting to pass urine but with this condition the bladder muscle seems to give the message to the brain that the bladder is fuller than it actually is. This in turn results in the bladder contracting before it should, giving you the feeling that you have to pass urine urgently. If you have urge incontinence you may also tend to pass urine more often than normal sometimes several times at night as well as numerous times during the day.

Common causes

Urge incontinence can be caused by an infection, a bladder or urethral growth, incomplete emptying of your bladder, or a number of other treatable medical conditions.

Vital Compact can treat urge incontinence by delivering a gentle electrical signal to the nerve that controls bladder muscle activity. This helps the nerve to relax and reduces overactivity in the bladder, reducing that sudden “I need to go” feeling.

Mixed incontinence

Because mixed incontinence is typically a combination of stress and urge incontinence, it shares symptoms of both. Stress incontinence can be identified by symptoms such as leaking when you cough, sneeze or exercise. Urge incontinence symptoms include a sudden and urgent desire to pass urine, which sometimes causes an uncontrolled leak. Treatment for mixed incontinence will require a combination approach and Vital Compact offers specific programmes for both types.

mixed incontinence

Prostate and Incontinence

What is it?

The prostate is a small gland found only in men that is part of the reproductive system. It‘s about the shape and size of a walnut and sits at the base of the bladder, surrounding the tube called the urethra, through which men pass urine and semen. The prostate plays an important role in a man‘s sex and reproductive life.

Enlarged Prostate

Your prostate will grow throughout your life but at a very slow rage as long as you are a normal healthy man. By the time a man is in his 40’s, it may have increased to the size of an apricot and by his 60’s, it could be the size of a lemon. An enlarged prostate is also called benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH. It is common and cannot be prevented but age and family history of BPH are risk factors.

Because it surrounds part of the urethra, the enlarged prostate can squeeze it causing urinary difficulties.

Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer happens when the normal cells in the prostate gland change and grow to form a mass of cells called a tumour. These cancer cells can affect how the prostate works. There are several treatment choices available and the best option is based on an individual’s situation. Your healthcare professional will recommend a suitable plan.

For some, prostate surgery will be recommended. This is called a prostatectomy and it involves removing the prostate gland and some of the tissue around it. Symptoms of incontinence that may be experienced after prostatectomy include frequent urination, particularly at night and feeling a sudden urge to urinate. If you are concerned about your prostate, please talk to your healthcare professional.

Sexual dysfunction
and the pelvic floor

While incontinence itself doesn’t directly affect a person’s ability to have sex, the psychological fear of experiencing incontinence during sex can be the issue. Men can also experience problems with erections and premature ejaculation as a result of prostate surgery causing sexual dysfunction.

Sexual dysfunction is when you have a problem that prevents you from wanting or enjoying a healthy sex life. Both men and women of all ages can experience sexual dysfunction because of incontinence and it can cause many people to avoid sex completely. While the causes of problems with sexual function can be complex, maintaining a healthy pelvic floor can help.

How Vital compact
can help

Vital Compact is a clinically proven breakthrough device, the first to deliver effective incontinence treatment and pelvic floor rehabilitation, without the need for an internal anal probe.

Easy to use as part of your daily routine, Vital Compact uses neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) to strengthen your pelvic floor through cycles of contraction and relaxation delivered through comfortable garments worn around the upper thigh and buttocks. The patented multipath™ technology ensures that the entire pelvic floor is accurately targeted. This enables stronger, more effective contractions which improve the muscle tone, strength, endurance and overall control. Approximately 500,000 treatment cycles have been completed with zero adverse incidents.

Following the recommended 12 week program will ensure you achieve the best possible results and being able to use Vital Compact in the comfort and privacy of your own home means taking control of your pelvic floor health has never been easier.

How It Works

Multipath™ technology

The patented multipath™ technology ensures that the entire pelvic floor is accurately targeted. This enables stronger, more effective contractions which improve the muscle tone, strength, endurance and overall control.

Using Vital Compact ensures you are targeting the right muscles in the right way every time.

Following the recommended 12 week program will ensure you achieve the best possible results and being able to use Vital Compact in the comfort and privacy of your own home means taking control of your pelvic floor health has never been easier.

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Multipath technology

Multipath technology

The key benefits
of using vital compact

  • Clinically proven incontinence therapy
  • NMES delivers strong effective pelvic floor contractions
  • Targets the right muscles in the right way every time
  • No uncomfortable internal anal probe required
  • Effective treatment that you can use in the comfort and privacy of your own home
  • Can help with both bladder control
  • Can help to maintain a healthy pelvic floor
  • A safe, drug-free therapy with no side effects

Vital Compact
Easy to use as part of your routine

Vital Compact works best when done on a regular schedule and all you need is 30 minutes a day.

(For a mixed schedule, you will be alternating your use of the Stress and Urge programmes every other day.)

If it’s not possible for you to complete a full 30 minute session at one time, don’t worry. You can split the session into two 15 minute sessions or even three 10 minute sessions.

Completing the
12 week treatment plan

If you have been using Vital Compact to alleviate your urinary incontinence symptoms, and your symptoms are better, what next?

Pelvic floor muscles, like any other muscle in your body, require regular training in order to maintain their tone and strength. Otherwise they may begin to weaken again. Effective and consistent exercises will provide life-long pelvic floor health and using Vital Compact twice weekly as part of your on going maintenance program will play a key role in this.

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Strong and effective muscle rehabilitation

Vital Compact offers strong, effective muscle rehabilitation of your pelvic floor muscles. It works by activating and exercising these muscles using stimulated contraction and relaxation cycles. These cycles help to repair, maintain and build pelvic floor muscle strength.

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