How To Help Stress Incontinence
Stress incontinence affects hundreds of millions of people worldwide, and can be a debilitating condition. Many sufferers don’t know how to help stress incontinence symptoms, or what is causing it, whether it’s strain from childbirth or struggling with symptoms of the menopause.
Stress urinary incontinence can have a huge impact on your lifestyle and cause distress and loss of freedom for many sufferers. Knowing where the nearest toilet is, being unable to go to new places for fear of an accident, not being able to exercise or play with children and always making sure you have enough incontinence pads is something many sufferers of incontinence always have to keep at the forefront of their minds, which can take up a huge amount of mental energy. It also places massive restrictions on where sufferers can go and how much time they can spend out of the house.
At Elite Aesthetics, we pride ourselves on being able to help treat symptoms of stress incontinence, including urine leakage and difficulty holding urine in the bladder.
What Is Stress Incontinence?
Stress incontinence happens when you struggle to hold urine or find yourself leaking or dribbling when you don’t mean to. With stress incontinence, you’ll usually find that this is due to putting pressure on the bladder, such as when you run, jump, smeeze, cough, laugh or lift heavy objects.
Stress urinary incontinence is primarily caused by a weakness in, or damage to, the pelvic floor muscles. The pelvic floor muscles are the muscles that hold the bladder neck and wrap tightly around the bladder to provide support and strength to the pelvic organs. When they are damaged or weakened, it becomes more difficult to control the bladder and its movements, especially when strain is put on the already weakened muscles.
What Causes Stress Incontinence?
Stress incontinence can be caused by a variety of different factors, but some of the most common causes are childbirth, and the menopause.
Pregnancy and childbirth, understandably, puts considerable strain on the pelvic floor muscles. While many women will regain regular continence a few months after giving birth, particularly long or difficult births and births to multiple babies or larger babies can leave the pelvic muscles damaged beyond what the body can repair naturally. This weakness or damage to the pelvic floor muscles can cause continued stress incontinence for months and years after giving birth.
During the menopause, we see a significant drop in oestrogen and testosterone, and therefore collagen production and muscle tone. This happens to all the muscles in the body, including those in the pelvic floor, which can lead to difficulty holding urine, feeling the urge to urinate frequently and leaks and dribbles of urine.
It is important to remember that stress incontinence is extremely common, affecting more than 1 in 3 women, so you are not alone in your suffering.
How To Help Stress Incontinence.
Stress incontinence can be helped in a variety of ways. For a long time, the only options available to women with incontinence were deeply invasive and sometimes dangerous surgical measures, or kegel exercises, which can be time-consuming, difficult, slow to have any effect, and for some women with more severe cases of pelvic floor muscle damage, aren’t actually possible. However, there are now more options available to help stress incontinence, with several options available at Elite Aesthetics.
Ultra Femme 360
Ultra Femme 360 is a vaginal tightening treatment that helps to treat stress incontinence by
thickening the walls of the vagina and restoring support to the bladder and urethra, to help stop leaks, dribbles and make holding urine much easier.
Ultra Femme 360 uses radiofrequency waves to incredibly gently heat the tissues in the vaginal canal and muscles within the pelvis, increasing the production of collagen and elastin in the tissues and helping them regain strength, elasticity and durability.
This allows sufferers of stress incontinence to regain control over their bladder and help regain normal continence again.
BTL Emsella targets the pelvic floor muscles directly, and uses revolutionary HIFEM
(High Intensity Focused Electromagnetic) wave technology, to help the pelvic floor muscles contract and relax, strengthening them just like you would any other muscle.
This treatment is so special as it is highly effective while also being completely non-invasive, and the entire treatment can be carried out fully clothed.
The BTL Emsella is so effective as it delivers the HIFEM currents directly to the pelvic floor muscles, which allows them to contract and relax far more than they can alone, such as when doing traditional kegel exercises. In fact, the Emsella treatment delivers the equivalent of 11,000 traditional kegel exercises in every half hour session.
The results of Emsella is a pelvic floor that is considerably stronger, helping to make continence more secure and reducing dribbles and leaks while laughing, playing with the kids and lifting heavier objects. BTL Emsella is changing the lives of women suffering from stress urinary incontinence, by giving them back control of their bladders and helping them feel like themselves again.
The O-Shot is an innovative injectable treatment that uses your body’s own natural rejuvenation systems to help improve a variety of genitourinary conditions, including sexual dysfunction, vaginal laxity, vaginal dryness, pain during sex and difficulty reaching orgasm.
It can also help to treat stress incontinence by increasing the thickness of the tissue between the vagina and urethra, thus restoring support for the bladder and urethra. This uses the body’s natural healing factors – platelets – to rejuvenate and heal the tissue in the genital tract.
At Elite Aesthetics, we are committed to helping treat stress incontinence with a wide variety of treatments. We are passionate about women’s health and intimate health, and want to help free women from stress incontinence, to help them feel like their old selves again.