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Bladder Leaks?

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One less thing I have to worry about today!

Contiform for women helps to stop bladder leaks at the source. Absorbent products like pads and diapers only work to contain the problem after it happens. Contiform is designed to prevent urine leaks without surgery before they happen. No more urine odours, soggy pads or skin irritation!

Contiform stops stress incontinence (bladder leaks) and wetness by supporting the urethra and restoring the body’s natural anatomy. With regular use, it can work in harmony with conventional pelvic floor exercises to bring about long-term improvement in muscle tone. The starter pack includes all three sizes to help you individualize your fit.

YES you can wear it during your period. YES you can urinate when wearing it. YES you can wear it all day and night for up to 5 days before a quick cleaning with non-scented soap and NO you will not feel it once inserted because its shaped like flexible, hollow tampon.

We guarantee that the Contiform will work for 30 days when used daily or longer if only used during exercise.

For testimonials, clinical studies and resources please visit: contiforminternational.com

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Contiform for women

LADIES IT PASSES THE “TRAMPOLINE TEST”! If you suffer from everyday urine leakage and tried a trampoline you know what we’re talking about here…..

This condition can affect women of all ages and may occur at any time. Now, finally, there’s a low-cost women’s product for its prevention that can be worn all day, every day or simply during active times. Your sports bra supports you, CONTIFORM will too!

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Afex for men

Say goodbye to adult diapers and incontinence pads – no more skin irritation, odour or wetness!

Urinary incontinence is too common an issue among many men suffering from degenerative diseases and enlarged or cancerous prostates. Often men whom have to undergo surgery to remove or treat a cancerous prostate will have urinary incontinence that may last for a few days, weeks or months, and sometimes permanently.

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HeWee Go® Active

The original HeWee Go system was designed as an alternative to the conventional roll on self-adhesive sheath, traditionally worn by divers wearing wetsuits. The HeWee Go urination system for men allows the user to urinate comfortably and discreetly, without the need to remove any clothing, and is easy to apply and simple to use.

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ActiCuf™ for men

The breakthrough ActiCuf™ Compression Pouch for Male Urinary Incontinence, Dripping and Leaking is a disposable, undetectable pouch designed to help men manage light to moderate urinary incontinence.

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Meet Lucas

“It is so nice to have freedom and independence once again while dealing with Multiple Sclerosis for 16 years. Other products I have tried have been cumbersome to say the least but not the Afex system!

The system is very comfortable and easy to maintain. I am so happy there is an easy to use product available now.”

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Meet Tracey

“Better than soggy smelly pads! I couldn’t believe the difference that a small bit of plastic makes to my exercising! I went from embarrassing pads and jumper tied around my middle – to a size smaller and dry exercising – Phew! What a relief! I like to do body combat, it is physical and lots of jumping, and jarring, and whenever I has to do some set routines I would leak, it really stopped me letting myself go and getting the best out of my exercise class.

Easy to use, simple to rinse, I use it for exercising and I presume it just supports or adds pressure somewhere important – but I really can’t feel it. Absolutely amazing, much better than buying soggy smelly panty pads Girls!”

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FAQ's

Q01:
What should I do when I first get the Afex® system?

Q01: What should I do when I first get the Afex® system?

The first thing we suggest is to watch the instructional video available on our website’s homepage. Then read the instructions. Verify proper waist size of the briefs and try the system at home. Do NOT engage the activity tabs on the bag for most normal, everyday use. Get accustomed to the system at home before wearing it out in public.

If you need further assistance or different components for your application, contact Afexcare customer service by email: info@vitakare.ca or call us: 1-800-683-1634.

Q02:
How does the Afex® system work?

Q02: How does the Afex® system work?

There are three main components to the Afex® system: a penile receptacle, briefs, and a urine bag. The receptacle is a loose-fitting, latex-free and adhesive-free ergonomically shaped device. The receptacle has a firm but flexible outer shell and a soft inner liner. The inner liner forms a double wall so the skin is suspended away from any residual urine. The receptacle is held in place with briefs and a urine bag is attached directly to the receptacle with an easy “twist-and-lock” connection.

When properly used for the correct application, Afex® is a comfortable, discreet, convenient, environmental-friendly and cost-effective alternative to disposable diapers, pads and catheters.

Q03:
Should I engage the Stability Tabs on the bags to secure them to the briefs?

Q03: Should I engage the Stability Tabs on the bags to secure them to the briefs?

For normal, everyday active use, which may include normal walking and sitting, then NO. We advise you to not use the Stability Tabs during normal use as they may inadvertently cause the receptacle nozzle to exceed a level required for urine drainage into the bag.

ONLY engage Stability Tabs on the bag if you are in rigourous, predominantly standing activity, such as running, fast-walking, dancing, golfing, tennis, hiking, etc. During most normal everyday use, the Stability Tabs on the bags should not be secured to the briefs.

Q04:
Where is the standard urine bag situated and how does it stay in place?

Q04: Where is the standard urine bag situated and how does it stay in place?

The bag is positioned on the inside of the upper left thigh area. It is supported by the briefs and during high activity levels can be secured with Stability Tabs, which prevent the bag from swinging back and forth.

Typically, if you are in a low-activity mode, we suggest to NOT use the Stability Tabs so the bag remains lower than the penile receptacle to improve flow. This is especially important in a sitting position.

Q05:
How do I drain the urine from the bag?

Q05: How do I drain the urine from the bag?

The urine bag features an easy-open drain clamp that operates by pulling up on a lever. It also features a safety lock to prevent accidental opening during use of the system.

Q06:
What parts of the Afex® system are reusable?

Q06: What parts of the Afex® system are reusable?

All parts of the Afex® system are reusable. Some components last longer than others, from 30 to 90 days. Because the system isn’t disposable daily or per single use, you can save up to 50% per year versus disposable diapers.

Q07:
How often do the reusable parts need to be replaced?

Q07: How often do the reusable parts need to be replaced?

The recommended replacement interval for urine bags and penile receptacles is every 30 days for optimal protection against leaks due to mechanical wear and tear. Briefs should be purchased based on personal preference and frequency of laundering.

Q08:
Is it possible to watch tutorial videos to help me install the Afex® system?

Q08: Is it possible to watch tutorial videos to help me install the Afex® system?

Yes, indeed. You’ll find short “how-to” videos on our YouTube channel.

  • Connect receptacle to urine bag
  • Insert urine bag into sleeve
  • Connect bed bag to urinary tube
  • Connect receptacle to urinary tube
  • Insert tube pad on urinary tube
  • Connect urine bag to receptacle in place

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Q09:
Can I take a nap with the Afex® system on?

Q09: Can I take a nap with the Afex® system on?

Yes, as long as you have the nozzle of the receptacle pointed downward so urine can freely flow into the bag and the void volume that may be filled during your nap will not exceed the remaining capacity of the urine bag.

Keep in mind that:

  • The Afex® system is gravity fed, so make sure to keep a slight incline when lying down;
  • The urine bag volume is reduced when not in a standing position.

For best results, the urine bag should be emptied often to ensure there is space for urine to pass into the bag. Too much urine in the bag may prohibit the one-way flapper valve to properly open to let additional urine into the bag.

Important Notice: Do not recline in your recliner chair, legs must be below pelvis to prevent leakage.

Q10:
Do I have to completely disconnect the system in order to have a bowel movement?

Q10: Do I have to completely disconnect the system in order to have a bowel movement?

No, you do not need to disconnect anything. Simply lower the briefs as with typical underwear.

Q11:
What type of patient should NOT use Afex®?

Q11: What type of patient should NOT use Afex®?

The Afex® system is not recommended for men with a retracted penis or less than one inch of length. Also, a rigid implant will not work with the Afex® system.
We also suggest caregiver assistance if the user has a loss of dexterity.

Q12:
What causes bladder leaks?

Q12: What causes bladder leaks?

Bladder leaks are caused by weakness in the pelvic floor muscles which allows leakage during ordinary, everyday activities such as laughing, coughing, sneezing, lifting, or when you are most active. It is estimated that up to 1 in 3 women today suffer bladder leaks “aka” SUI (Stress Urinary Incontinence). This can affect women of all ages and may occur at any time, but often starts in pregnancy, after childbirth, after abdominal surgeries or during menopause.

Q13:
What is Contiform?

Q13: What is Contiform?

Contiform is a shaped like a hollow tampon that supports the urethra. It is a self-fitted, self-inserted, flexible, intra-vaginal device which helps to keep the neck of the bladder closed during stressful moments – coughing, sneezing, laughing and high impact exercising without impeding the ability to void. Made of medical grade Santoprene, a man-made, non-latex hydrophobic polymer- it cannot absorb water/fluids, thus cannot support any microbial growth. The material is slippery when wet, making it easier to insert.

Q14:
How do I use Contiform?

Q14: How do I use Contiform?

Contiform is inserted in a folded position and inserted into the vagina. If dryness makes this difficult, a VERY small amount of water-based gel can be used on the tip to facilitate entry. Contiform can be easily inserted and removed by its user, in much the same way you would insert and remove a tampon. The device is softly contoured to be worn discreetly and comfortably inside the vagina to support the urethra and restore the body’s natural anatomy. The latex-free silicone ribbon makes removal easy.

Q15:
Choosing the correct size.

Q15: Choosing the correct size.

The New User Kit comprises three available sizes, Small, Medium & Large and includes a Silicone Removal Strap. Approximately 75-80% of women will find the Medium size works best, if uncomfortable, the Small is chosen, or if the Medium feels loose then the Large is selected. Women fit themselves, DOCTORS DO NOT have to measure for size compatibility. Most women prefer to try Contiform in the privacy of their home- consequently we recommend that they consult their Healthcare Professional, Pelvic Floor Therapist or Nurse Continence Advisor before using Contiform.

Q16:
Who can use Contiform?

Q16: Who can use Contiform?

Any woman who has stress incontinence (SUI). Women who decline/not suitable for surgery, want more children, waiting for surgery, 6 weeks after post childbirth and/or working with a Pelvic Floor Therapist. Contiform is unsuitable for moderate to severe prolapse. “Depending on the degree of prolapse that a woman has, Contiform may not be suitable as a device to prevent stress incontinence”– Prof. Dr. Kate Moore, who published the clinical study of Contiform, suggested that, as a measure, “if the woman can retain a tampon, then the Contiform could be used.”

Q17:
Is Contiform safe?

Q17: Is Contiform safe?

Developed by renowned Prof. Dr. Kate Moore MB BS Syd, MD Liv, FRCOG, FRANZCOG, CU. who is a Urogynecologist and Director of the Pelvic Floor Unit at St George Hospital, University of New South Wales, Australia states, “when using Contiform women should not feel anything obtrusive when the correct size is used.” The device is usually taken out at night, washed in a non-scented soap and left to dry however there is approval that the device can be worn 24 hours a day over a continuous period of 5 days.

Q18:
How do I know when to replace?

Q18: How do I know when to replace?

The device is manufactured with a slit in the inside of the collar. This is to aid the folding and squeezing prior to insertion. The slit also acts as a gauge as to when the device should be replaced. Over 30 days the slit will develop over the top of the collar which compromises the efficacy, this is when the device should be replaced. With everyday use Contiform will last up to 30 days. If used only 2 or 3 times a week the device will last much longer.

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