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I am curious about the device called APEX M. Are there any studies on it? Is it a reliable product? I have read an ad and it sounds great, but is it too good to be true?

The Automatic Pelvic Exerciser (APEX) M Device is used to treat both stress and urge incontinence. It is over the counter, has a one year money back guarantee and is FDA approved. You may want to work with a physician who is familiar with this product to perform a pelvic exam on you to ensure that you are a candidate. Additionally, they will be able to start you on a 12 week program and teach you how to use this device properly.

Women who use the APEXM device typically experience:

  • Fewer episodes of leakage
  • Less night time awakenings due to urination
  • Less pad/liner usage

Currently, there are studies published on InTone, which provides the same stimulation as APEXM. The difference is that InTone is programmed by a physician while the APEXM is hand-held without a computer and is over the counter. A women’s health specialist or women’s health nurse practitioner with experience in pelvic floor may be able to provide you with helpful bladder tips and correct usage of the APEXM device.

All My Best,
Speaking of Women’s Health Nurse

April 10, 2018 at 2:06pm

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