What is an overactive bladder? An overactive bladder, or OAB, is characterized by a frequent and unexpected urge to urinate,
The Minze Diary Pod assists you in collecting data about your bladder health. Insights and personalized lifestyle advice will help you to understand your symptoms better and to take the right actions.
The Diary Pod, with accompanying Flow App, will collect the necessary objective data for a highly qualitative bladder diary. Your personal data is then analysed and the results are summarised in the bladder health dashboard. It gives you or your doctor objective insights into your bladder and urinary symptoms.
Using the automated bladder diary, in which you track data such as fluid intake, urinary frequency, urine loss, urge, etc. over several days, you will receive key insights and tailored recommendations in your bladder health dashboard. The Diary Pod helps you to collect the relevant information and the platform simplifies scientific data to help you understand your condition and its progression over time.
The Diary Pod offers you a personalised approach to understanding and managing your bladder health with tailored advice on fluid intake management, exercises to control your urge or how to engage in bladder and pelvic floor muscle training.
Our platform helps you to understand your bladder health and the progression over time. All key bladder diary results are graphically visualized over time to better understand the evolution of your bladder health.
Compatible with the International Continence Society guidelines.
Compatible with European Association of Urology guidelines.
Compatible with American Urological Association guidelines.
The wireless Diary Pod is an easy-to-use bladder diary device that assists you in collecting the voided volume measurements that form the base of the bladder diary.
Many people often begin their investigation or treatment without proper diagnostic information, missing important details, leading to wrong treatment choices or incorrect conclusions due to misdiagnosis. Sometimes even simple lifestyle changes or exercises can help you with your bladder issues without the need for a doctor’s visit.
The Diary Pod stands out for its unique ability to collect and interpret data accurately, presenting it in a user-friendly dashboard that anyone can understand. In fact, the Diary pod delivers value to those beginning their diagnostic journey (uncertain about their bladder health) and to those in long-term treatment of Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (LUTS).
The Diary Pod also serves as a companion even if you are already diagnosed. It can help you to determine if a certain treatment (behavioral therapy, medication, surgery) is effective. You can track your progress and see the results in your bladder health dashboard.
While these insights may not solve every patient’s condition, they significantly contribute to managing symptoms and promoting healthier habits. This understanding, combined with healthier practices, empowers individuals to better manage their bladder health.
These recommendations also complement advanced treatments like medication or surgery, forming a comprehensive approach to bladder health management. By educating themselves, individuals can make more informed decisions and potentially reduce their dependence on medical interventions.
The use of the Diary Pod results in an accurate analyses of your lower urinary tract symptoms, such as:
– Frequent urination, often during the day and night.
– The urgency to urinate. Unintentional leakage of urine.
– Weak or slow urine stream.
– Difficulties to urinate.
– Interruption of the urine stream while urinating.
– A sensation of incomplete emptying of the bladder after urination.
You want to take the first step towards a healthier bladder without visiting a doctor. You want to start self-treatment based on scientific advise.
If you’re intrigued by bladder health and wish to thoroughly explore your complaints, the Diary Pod will undoubtedly encourage you to adopt a bladder health-oriented mindset.
You have received a treatment (could be medication, training, botox or surgery) and want to keep track on the progress.
To ensure you receive the most accurate diagnosis and the most effective treatment recommendations from your physician.
If you’re tired of constantly using pen and paper diaries and are looking for a simpler, automated method that provides personal insights and updates on your treatment progress.
1.Track your urination and drinking habits for 2 days.
2.Document every urination, drink or leakage episode with the Diary Pod and Minze Flow app.
3.Receive personalized insights into your bladder health and actionable advice to tackle your bladder problems based on the data you have recorded.
4. Share your results with your health professional for further diagnosis and treatment options. (If you feel the need or self-treatment does not work for you)
5.Keep track of your progress with medication, lifestyle changes, therapy or treatment and monitor the effects over time.
The Diary Pod is designed in collaboration with urologists to provide individuals with a scientific and reliable understanding of their bladder health, without the need for medical intervention. The Dashboard offers a clear overview of your bladder health and tailored lifestyle advice and excersises. If you are worried or if the suggested lifestyle advice and exercises are not impoving you bladder health, we encourage you to consult a healthcare professional for further follow-up. They can promptly initiate a diagnosis based on the results shown in your dashboard.
A bladder diary is a record of urinary habits and fluid intake over a specific period, typically 2-4 days. It helps Tto assess bladder health by tracking frequency, volume, urgency, leakage, fluid intake, and associated symptoms. Your bladder health data will be collected and converted it into an easy-to-understand dashboard, providing insights into your bladder health.
An automated bladder diary works by collecting your urine data and sending it directly to the Flow App and Platform via Bluetooth. This automated methodology results in accurate, qualitative data collection leading to a more objective bladder health analysis.
On the other hand, a digital bladder diary is a simple digital version of the traditional pen and paper bladder diary. However, as shown in multiple studies, this type of bladder diary also provides insufficient accurate data and little compliance.
The battery can support up to 1000 measurements. This means that even frequent users can expect the battery to last for several years on a single charge. The Minze Diary Pod does not use power when it’s not in use.
The Diary Pod is intended for individual use. While it’s possible for others to use the device, please note that their data will appear in your personal dashboard and the bladder analysis is no longer correct.
Minze Health, founded in 2014, is a Belgian company driven by a small yet talented team of urologists, software engineers, and product developers. Collaborating closely, we develop impactful medical products that benefit urologists and patients globally.
With a strong emphasis on in-house engineering, we ensure meticulous attention to detail and quality throughout all our products and software.
We strive to lead the way in remote patient monitoring, empowering both clinicians and patients to effectively manage and improve bladder health and manage Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (LUTS)
Empowering the people:
Better Understanding of Personal bladder Health: By providing detailed insights into individual bladder health, the Diary Pod helps users to understand their complaints better, which can be a major step towards managing and improving their symptoms.
Data-Driven Decisions: Through comprehensive data collection and analysis, the Diary Pod enables users to make informed decisions about their treatment paths and lifestyle modifications.
Independence and Control: Users can monitor their bladder health independently, potentially reducing reliance on healthcare professionals for routine check-ups. This sense of control can lead to increased confidence and improved quality of life.
Tailored Recommendations: Based on the collected data, the Diary Pod offers personalized lifestyle and training recommendations, empowering users to take proactive steps towards managing their symptoms.
Long-term Tracking: With the ability to monitor and evaluate treatment progress over time, users can better understand the effectiveness of different therapies and adjust their approach if necessary.
This can be particularly beneficial for evaluating the effectiveness of different treatments, such as medication, surgery, or bladder training exercises.
Privacy and Comfort: Users can collect necessary health data from the privacy and comfort of their home, which can be particularly important for those dealing with the social stigma associated with lower urinary tract symptoms.
Collaborative Healthcare: Although designed for independent use, the Diary Pod also works as a tool for enhanced communication with healthcare providers, enabling a more collaborative approach to managing bladder health.
Lack of objective Data: Traditional methods of tracking lower urinary tract symptoms often rely on self-reporting, which can be subjective and inconsistent. The Diary Pod provides precise, objective data, improving the accuracy of symptom tracking.
Empowerment and Education: Many individuals feel uncomfortable discussing lower urinary tract symptoms due to social stigma, and they may not fully understand their condition. The Diary Pod offers personalized insights and lifestyle advice, empowering users to take control of their health and helping them understand their symptoms better.
Breaking the Stigma: By encouraging users to actively participate in their health management, the Minze Diary Pod aims to normalize discussions about bladder health and break down societal taboos.
Absolutely, the Diary Pod can be a real benefit for people with an overactive bladder. This condition is characterised by the following symptoms:
– being unable to hold back your urine as soon as you feel urgency
– having to urinate very often (more than 8 times a day as well as at night)
– often feeling a strong urge to urinate.
Before proceeding to medication and/or surgical treatments, various lifestyle adjustments can be made, as well as bladder and pelvic floor exercises.
The Diary Pod can support you in the following steps in the care trajectory of an overactive bladder:
Get more insight in your complaints: Once you have completed a bladder diary using the Diary Pod, you will get more insight into the symptoms of your overactive bladder. You will get information on essential parameters like frequency, volume, nighttime urination, and urge.
Get advice on lifestyle changes: Based on the results of the Diary Pod, you will receive adapted lifestyle advice as well as possible bladder en pelvic floor exercises to address your symptoms without the ned for medication and surgival intervention. You can find the tailored lifestyle advice and exercises in the dashboard.
Evaluate the effect of training and lifestyle changes: Once you have implemented the lifestyle advice and followed the trainings for a sufficient period, you can keep a new bladder diary to see if there is already improvement in the overactive bladder. If there is no improvement after adjusting your lifestyle and performing the necessary exercises, we recommend contacting your healthcare provider. Since the Diary Pod is a certified medical device, your doctor can use the data from your blader diary to determine the cause of your overactive bladder and suggest adequate treatment. Once you have started treatment, you can still use the Diary Pod again to track your progress.
Overactive bladder can co-exist with other common conditions, such as benign prostate enlargement, stress incontinence or nocturnal polyuria.
Minze Health, founded in 2014, is a Belgian company driven by a small yet talented team of urologists, software engineers, and product developers. Collaborating closely, we develop impactful medical products that benefit urologists and patients all over the world.
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