More than 33 million people in the United States live with urinary incontinence, or the involuntary leakage of urine. Of these millions of Americans, roughly two thirds are women.
The most common types of urinary incontinence are stress and urge incontinence. Stress incontinence develops when pelvic floor muscles weaken, causing urine to leak when you cough, laugh, or move.
Urinary incontinence is a common medical issue, but it can be embarrassing to bring up with your doctor. If you find yourself avoiding social situations or experiencing low self-esteem, it’s time to learn what you can do about urinary incontinence.
Alicia Sanderson, MD, David Bauder PA-C, and Krissi Reeber PA-C at Weight Loss and Vitality understand the impact that urinary incontinence can have on your quality of life. That’s why we offer urinary incontinence solutions, including BTL Emsella® and BTL Ultra Femme 360™, to fit the needs of every woman.
Learn more about your options to treat urinary incontinence and get back to enjoying your life worry-free.
Lifestyle changes to improve symptoms of incontinence
A leading cause of stress urinary incontinence is weak pelvic floor muscles. Pregnancy and childbirth, natural aging, and hormonal changes that come with menopause can all affect the strength of your pelvic floor.
When pelvic muscles weaken, they can’t support pelvic organs properly. You might feel the need to urinate frequently or stress from sagging pelvic organs can cause stress incontinence.
Certain foods and beverages can irritate your bladder and make incontinence symptoms worse. Some women may find that avoiding caffeine, alcohol, and acidic foods like tomatoes can ease incontinence symptoms.
Treat urinary incontinence with BTL Emsella or Ultra Femme 360
Dr. Sanderson, MD, David, and Krissi are proud to provide women of all ages comprehensive solutions for urinary incontinence. When lifestyle changes aren’t enough, our team offers minimally invasive treatments to restore strength to your pelvic floor and manage urinary incontinence.
BTL Emsella is a completely noninvasive treatment to improve pelvic floor strength. With Emsella, you remain clothed while you sit comfortably in the treatment chair. The device delivers thousands of muscle contractions per second to stimulate your pelvic floor.
BTL Ultra Femme 360 is an alternative treatment for women interested in urinary incontinence treatment and vaginal rejuvenation. This procedure addresses vaginal atrophy, tightening the vaginal canal and improving the appearance of the labia, and may improve stress incontinence symptoms as well.
Treatment with BTL Emsella takes about 30 minutes, while treatment with Ultra Femme 360 takes just eight minutes. Depending on your goals and your needs, our team can recommend the best urinary incontinence treatment for you.
These procedures, particularly when used in combination with lifestyle changes, can make a big difference in your life when it comes to treating urinary incontinence. When pelvic floor muscles get stronger, your urinary incontinence symptoms are treated.
You don’t have to live with embarrassing urinary incontinence any longer. Talk to our team at Weight Loss and Vitality to get a personalized, effective treatment option, and find your confidence again. Book an appointment online, or call the office location nearest you today.