Finding the right bladder control therapy can be life changing—it can help those experiencing incontinence regain independence and confidence at work, while travelling and in their daily lives. A small change in bladder control management can make a huge difference in the quality of life for those who are dealing with sudden loss of bladder control.
Bladder incontinence is a very common issue, but not one that’s often talked about. This is part of the reason that until recently, bladder control therapy was often limited to pharmaceuticals and surgery, both of which can be costly and disruptive.
Many people prefer not to use daily medication for bladder control because of the cost and sense of dependency, not to mention the resulting side effects. Surgery, while the right option for some, is an invasive and sometimes risky option for bladder control therapy.
For those who don’t feel that medication or surgery is the right option to treat their incontinence, there is DFree: a wearable bladder monitoring device that makes it possible to track bladder fullness to avoid leaks and accidents.
DFree is a small piece of hardware that uses ultrasound technology to send information about bladder fullness—and when it is time to find the bathroom—straight to the user’s device.
Many people prefer not to use daily medication for bladder control because of the cost and sense of dependency, not to mention the resulting side effects.
When it comes to bladder control, one of the best tools you can have is easy access to information about what is happening in your body. Depending on what causes incontinence, your body may not be sending you signals that it’s time to go, or your body’s natural threshold for bladder fullness may have changed. Sudden loss of bladder control can be very frustrating when it’s not enough to just “wait and see” how you feel.
DFree allows its users to see how full their bladder is, and based on ongoing data collection, at what point they must go to the bathroom before they have an accident or leak. DFree uses all the data it collects to build a profile for its user, providing them with insights into what causes loss of bladder control. Over time, this becomes a reliable way to monitor bladder fullness and allows for planning around bathroom visits.
Depending on what causes incontinence, your body may not be sending you signals that it’s time to go.
DFree can be complemented with other bladder control products and methods to ensure peace of mind as you move through your day, go to work, exercise and travel. Kegels are an easy way to help maintain pelvic muscle strength and can be performed virtually anywhere at any time.
Another option that becomes far simpler with the DFree is planning ahead to ensure that you are near a bathroom when you know you will need to go. The DFree sends alerts to let the user know when their bladder is close to capacity, with the option to be notified at specific points of fullness (50 per cent rather than 70 per cent, for example).
In instances where access to a bathroom isn’t guaranteed, diapers designed for incontinence are a great backup to ensure that you are covered in case of a leak. However, DFree is an effective way to reduce the need for bladder control therapy backups and can be a huge step towards helping regain peace of mind and independence for anyone dealing with incontinence.
Your life shouldn’t have to stop because you are dealing with sudden loss of bladder control. Until recently, the options available for dealing with incontinence were costly and invasive; the DFree has introduced an affordable and user-friendly option for those who wish to regain independence and dignity in their daily lives.
Your life shouldn’t have to stop because you are dealing with sudden loss of bladder control.