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Urinary Incontinence Treatment: What Are My Options?

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Looking for urinary incontinence treatment? You’re not alone. Around 14 million people in the UK are affected by some form of urinary incontinence. It can be incredibly debilitating and cause a lot of embarrassment; it can also lead to severe social isolation.

Being unable to control the problem is linked to anxiety and worry, especially about going out for long periods of time, for fear of being caught short. 

If you’re living with urinary incontinence, you’re probably looking for a reliable urinary incontinence treatment, and the good news is that there are several options out there; you just need to find the one that works best for you.

In this blog, we will take a look at some of the most common treatment options and what each can do so that you can find the help and solution you need. 

What Causes Urinary Incontinence?

Urinary incontinence affects a huge amount of people, approximately 14 million people in the UK alone. There are many causes, but the most common include:

  • Pregnancy
  • Childbirth
  • Ageing
  • Menopause
  • Prostate changes/cancer (in men)
  • Neurological condition

Treatment Options For Urinary Incontinence 

Pelvic Floor Exercises 

Pelvic floor strengthening techniques, like Kegel exercises, are among the most effective urinary incontinence treatments, but remembering to do them daily can be challenging. The exercises themselves can feel uncomfortable, and some people find that they are unable to “activate” the correct muscles, making it nearly impossible to get them working as they should. 

There is a breakthrough solution that makes muscle strengthening super easy – even relaxing! It’s called the Emsella Chair, and we’ll be sharing more about it later in this blog post but if you want to read about it now, click here

Medication For Urinary Incontinence

Medication can help, but it can have side effects, including dry mouth, constipation, and extreme tiredness.

Some medications prescribed for urinary incontinence include; 

Tolterodine (Detrol) – Tolterodine works by relaxing the muscles around your bladder. This means your bladder can hold more liquid, and you do not need to pee as often or as urgently.

Darifenacin (Enablex) – This also relaxes the muscles around your bladder to reduce the leaking of urine, feelings of needing to urinate right away, and frequent trips to the bathroom.

Fesoterodine fumarate (Toviaz) –  Fesoterodine works by stopping sudden bladder muscle contractions and increasing the volume of urine that your bladder can hold. This helps to control the release of urine and eases your symptoms.

All medications must be prescribed by a doctor, and what they prescribe for you will depend on your condition.

Another medical option is to have a surgical procedure – there are several available for different causes of urinary incontinence. Surgery can help with stress incontinence for both men and women but it is an invasive procedure that doesn’t always bring the desired results. 

Natural Urinary Incontinence Treatment Options 

If you don’t like the idea of medication or surgery for urinary incontinence treatment, then you can choose a more natural approach to treatment. Like with many conditions, there are many home remedies out there on the web. Success varies from person to person and depends on the severity of your condition. Some people find it extremely helpful, while many don’t notice any difference at all. 

Acupuncture

Some studies have shown that acupuncture may improve urinary incontinence with minimal side effects and risks.

Vitamin D 

There’s some research to suggest that women with low vitamin D levels are more likely to suffer from urinary incontinence. It’s always a good idea to get your vitamin D levels tested before supplementing as this is a fat-soluble vitamin so it is possible to have too much. 

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Home Urinary Incontinence Treatment

For some people, urinary incontinence can be reduced by making simple lifestyle changes such as cutting down on caffeine & alcohol consumption and stopping smoking.

A healthy diet with plenty of leafy greens can aid weight management, which can help with some symptoms. Eating foods like bananas, apples, grapes, coconut and watermelon can alleviate the symptoms of an overactive bladder.  

Exercise is also beneficial, especially yoga. Ensuring that daily pelvic floor exercises and bladder training are part of your routine can also make a difference for women. The most common are the aforementioned pelvic floor exercises.

Always avoid lifting anything too heavy if you can, as this can cause further stress and weakness to the muscles. 

Emsella Chair For Urinary Incontinence Treatment 

The Emsella chair is a revolutionary treatment that lets you get those pelvic floor exercises done comfortably and effectively. 

Strengthening your pelvic floor improves pelvic floor muscles, and each 28-minute session is the equivalent of 11,000 pelvic floor tenses – kegels – and 6 treatments are recommended as a minimum. 

It works by using electromagnetic technology to stimulate pelvic floor muscles. The device looks just like a chair, and during the procedure, you sit, fully clothed, on the chair whilst the electromagnets work their magic. 

Pain-Free, Comfortable & Effective 

The Emsella chair is pain-free and feels similar to a TENS machine. Your clinician can adjust the intensity of the frequency for your comfort. The results can last between 9-12 months.

For women, the Emsella chair creates a tighter vaginal canal and even improves sensation for vaginal tissues, including the vaginal opening and clitoris. You may also experience increased sexual pleasure that boosts your overall sex drive and can make it easier to achieve orgasm. 

But Emsella is not just for women; it’s a highly effective urinary incontinence treatment for men too. Men receiving Emsella treatments can enjoy improvements in bladder control, sexual health and sexual performance for up to 12 months after treatment.

If you’re looking for a highly effective and safe solution, then the Emsella chair is it.

Looking For Urinary Incontinence Treatment? 

If you think Emsella is the right urinary incontinence treatment for you, then the first thing you need to do is get in touch. You can contact us either by calling 01322 381 205, emailing info@elite-aesthetics.co.uk, or WhatsApp us

We hold consultations in our award-winning clinic based in Greenhithe, Kent, which is just 20 minutes away by train from St. Pancras, London. 

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