Urolon™ for Women
Are you female and sometimes unintentionally lose urine? Then you’ve come to the right place! The aim of our website is to allow you to get informed about your type of urinary incontinence, encourage you to seek help and tell you about Urolon, our Bioresorbable Urethral Implant, designed for the treatment of female stress urinary incontinence (SUI).
Our aim is to empower you to make an informed choice (along with your healthcare provider) for a treatment option that is suited to you.
We all want a STRONG PELVIC FLOOR and NO LEAKS! Elaine Miller is an expert on pelvic floor physiotherapy; a must for all, but some of us need a little more help, and thanks to Urolon that help may now be available for you! Watch the video and browse this website for more information on how Urolon could help you!
Urinary incontinence (UI) is the unintentional and accidental loss of urine. UI is a very common, yet largely unspoken, condition at any age and is more than twice as common in females as it is in males.
Incontinence is a condition largely overlooked and under treated. According to the National Association for Incontinence in the US nearly 37 million people every year are affected by incontinence (which ranges from bladder to bowel leakage issues). Unfortunately only a fraction of them ever seek help. Issues like stigma and embarrassment keep many from reaching out. Others seek help but may only try one or two treatment options before giving up. And there is another group of patients that talk to their doctor but, sadly, don’t end up getting the proper care due to either lack of physician knowledge of incontinence treatment options or, sadly, an unwillingness to refer to a urological or urogynelogical specialist.
Yet, despite the unwillingness to talk about it, or treat it, incontinence is something that should absolutely be worried about for the future.
It is estimated that (in the US) as of 2050, nearly 60 million women will have at least one pelvic floor disorder and of that 41.3 million will experience urinary incontinence!
Several types of urinary incontinence
There are several different urinary incontinence types, causes and treatments. The most common types are stress, urge and mixed incontinence. AQLANE Medical™ focuses on a solution for stress urinary incontinence (SUI) using its Bioresorbable Urethral Implant named Urolon.
Below is a representation of the most common types of urinary incontinence in females. SUI is the most predominant type of incontinence in women.
Source: Davila GW, Neimark M: The overactive bladder: Prevalence and effects on quality of life. Clin Obstet Gynecol 45:173–181, 2002.