What is Urinary Incontinence?

Urinary incontinence is the unintentional loss of urine.  While there are many different causes of this, stress urinary incontinence takes place in conjunction with physical activity.   Examples of what may cause unwanted urinary leakage include:

  • Coughing.
  • Sneezing.
  • Laughing.
  • Standing up.
  • Exercising.
  • During intercourse.
  • Exercising.

What is Stress Urinary Incontinence?

Stress urinary incontinence is often caused by weakness in the muscles of your pelvic floor. Strong pelvic muscles are needed to support the urethra and keep the passageway for urine closed until it is time to relieve yourself. However, when these muscles weaken, the urethra loses the support needed to stop urine, leading to incontinence. Events that can cause this to take place include:

  • Childbirth.
  • Hormonal deficiency.
  • Obesity.
  • Undergoing surgery in the pelvic area.
  • Chronic heavy lifting.

How can it be treated?

When it comes to treating stress urinary incontinence, there are several options that we offer in our offices.  Patients should feel comfortable working with our team, as they always have your best interest in mind. Aside from BTL Emsella, another treatment method offered by our team is Macroplastique. It is an injectable soft-tissue urethra bulking agent that can be used to help repair weak pelvic muscles. It is injected into the tissues surrounding the urethra and can help stop leaking from occurring. Most patients fully recover from this procedure within a few days.

BTL Emsella

BTL Emsella treatment is a non-invasive option that can help restore not only your intimate health and wellness but your confidence as well. Fortunately, BTL Emsella is an option for women of all ages and can be personalized to your specific needs. Once you have decided to take the next step with BTL Emsella, your provider will schedule several upcoming sessions, typically six about twice per week. These sessions will only last about 30 minutes, and there will be no downtime in between. During your session, BTL Emsella technology will effectively stimulate your pelvic floor muscles through thousands of contractions. This stimulation will ultimately aid in regaining control of your pelvic floor muscles and bladder. As time goes on, you will typically begin to see more and more results throughout the weeks following your treatment.