Are you embarrassed by urinary stress incontinence? Don’t be. You’re not alone. And the good news is it’s very treatable. The first step is asking for help.
If you pee a little when you laugh, sneeze, or stretch, you may suffer from urinary stress incontinence. It’s a surprisingly common condition — affecting 30% of all women ages 30 to 60 and 1 to 5% of all males. It most commonly happens to pregnant women, especially women who have multiple births.
Women going through menopause are also at risk, as are men who suffer prostate problems.
6 Types of Urinary Stress Incontinence
- Overflow incontinence happens when you leak small amounts of urine from a full bladder.
- Psychological incontinence has a mental root cause rather than a physical one.
- Total incontinence is a constant dripping of urine.
- Urge incontinence is when you feel an immediate urge to urinate followed by leakage.
- Stress incontinence is leakage caused by heavy lifting, sneezing, coughing, or laughing.
- Mixed incontinence is two or more of the above.
- Treatment for Urinary Stress Incontinence
Fortunately, urinary stress incontinence is highly treatable. Diet and weight loss can be effective, as can Kegel exercises. A non-surgical insertion of a pessary device into the vagina can also be done to support pelvic prolapse.
The O-Shot Treatment of Urinary Stress Incontinence & Sexual Health
Dr. Blatman also specializes in o-shot treatments — a painless injection of platelet-rich plasma to help regenerate tissue around the urethra. The 45-minute procedure can also have very positive effects on sex drive and your ability to have an orgasm. We’d also recommend pelvic exercises are usually done as well.
The o-shot uses your own plasma to encourage the natural healing of the body. We gather the healing platelets from your plasma using a special centrifugal device.
These are also natural, non-invasive treatments that can be highly effective for urinary stress incontinence.
Start living a normal life again without fear of embarrassment. Give us a call to discuss potential treatment plans and get back to living an active lifestyle.