Incontinence in Women
Incontinence affects on average about 50% of adult women. It is a very common concern, but it is not discussed openly. Incontinence is the inability to control one's bladder or bowel, and it can range from occasional leakage to more severe problems. It can have a significant impact on a woman's quality of life and can lead to embarrassment, social isolation, and even depression.
There are several types of incontinence:
Stress incontinence is the most common type, and it occurs when pressure on the bladder, such as coughing, sneezing, or laughing, causes urine leakage.
Urge incontinence, also known as overactive bladder, occurs when the bladder muscles contract unexpectedly, causing a strong urge to urinate.
Mixed incontinence is a combination of stress and urge incontinence.
Pregnancy and childbirth can cause incontinence in women, as the pelvic muscles can be stretched or damaged during delivery.
Menopause can also contribute to incontinence as the decrease in estrogen levels can cause the muscles and tissues of the pelvic area to weaken.
Certain lifestyle factors can increase the risk of incontinence in women, such as being overweight or obese, smoking, and consuming excessive amounts of caffeine or alcohol.
Certain medical conditions, such as urinary tract infections and nerve damage, can also cause incontinence.
The good news is that incontinence can be treated, and there are many options available for adult women. Women who are experiencing incontinence should not be embarrassed to seek help and should talk to their doctor about their symptoms. With the right treatment, women can regain control of their bladder and improve their quality of life.
Kegel exercises, which involve contracting and relaxing the pelvic muscles, can help to strengthen the muscles and reduce incontinence.
Medications, such as anticholinergics, can help to relax the bladder muscles and reduce the frequency of urination. In some cases, surgery may be recommended to repair damaged muscles or to support the bladder.
It is also important for women with incontinence to manage their symptoms through lifestyle changes such as maintaining a healthy weight, avoiding foods and drinks that irritate the bladder and scheduling regular bathroom breaks throughout the day.
At the Skin Lab we are delighted to offer a revolutionary treatment for incontinence. The Emsella chair is a revolutionary device that uses High-Intensity Focused ElectroMagnetic Energy (HIFEM) to stimulate and strengthen all the pelvic floor muscles. A single 30-minute session is equivalent to over 11,000 Kegels!
The treatment is simple and painless, you just sit on the chair and let the machine do the rest. In just a few sessions, you'll notice a significant improvement in your bladder control and overall well-being. Not only does the Emsella chair help with incontinence, but It can also benefit those with pelvic pain, orgasm dysfunction, and even improve sexual health.
If you suffer from incontinence, get a free consultation with one of our qualified therapists!