Urinary stress incontinence (unwanted leakage) means that urine leaks out of your bladder and urethra when you don’t want it to. It is most likely to occur when coughing, sneezing, or trying to hold and delay urinating. The problem affects women who have had some physical changes to their body from things such as:
What Causes Urinary Stress Incontinence?
- Pelvic surgery
- Pregnancy and childbirth
- Weakened muscles around the urethra
What Are the Treatment Options?
Treatment choices include Kegel exercises, weight loss, insertion of a pessary into the vagina, injection of a bulking substance like Coaptite, and sling surgery. Foreign substances and invasive procedures like sling surgeries are a last resort, in our opinion. Kegel exercises, weight loss, or pessaries (which are basically weightlifting for your vaginal canal) are methods you can try yourself before contacting a doctor.
But sometimes, lifestyle changes aren’t enough. Fortunately, there is a new treatment for this problem that uses a painless injection of your platelet-rich plasma to regenerate the normal tissue around your urethra. As the tissue is restored, so is function. Platelet-rich plasma treatments, or PRP therapy, uses platelets from your own blood to help you heal.
Biopsy studies show that when PRP is injected into the damaged area (in this case the urethra), cells are more likely to multiply and grow new, healthy tissue. In the same way PRP therapy can regenerate ligaments, tendons, and joint cartilage, it appears PRP also regenerates vaginal tissue. Using this same technology, the O-Shot procedure works by using PRP to stimulate the growth of healthy vaginal tissue and tissue around the urethra. And the whole procedure for processing the blood and injecting the growth factors takes less than 45 minutes in the doctor’s office.
This technique can also treat Women’s four “Sex-Pleasure Problems” that, according to Obstetrics & Gynecology April 2011, affect 5-10% of women.
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