Urinary Stress Incontinence: Causes and Symptoms

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Urinary incontinence as broadly defined as “the unintentional loss of urine.” And while this could be because of overactive bladder or an urgency dysfunction, people… well, women… women usually suffer from urinary stressincontinence. This is where basic movements that put even a little strain on your pelvic floor cause you to leak urine. It’s a common trope among mothers who have recently given birth that when they laugh they pee a little. But no matter if you use humor or comradery to deal with it, chances are it’s still embarrassing and anxiety-inducing to deal with. Childbirth and age are two major causes of urinary stress incontinence in women. Why? Because the vaginal muscles that allow you to hold in urine are weakened and/or lax – referred to as vaginal laxity. It makes it so even if you try, you don’t have the muscle function to hold in urine that wants to come out.

Traditional Urinary Stress Incontinence Treatments

Because it’s such an intimate issue (it literally affects intimacy sometimes), many women just kind of deal with it. They take precautions like wearing pads or bringing extra underwear everywhere with them. They’re careful about coughing, sneezing or even bending over in public. Urinary stress incontinence can really affect your self-esteem and your daily life.

Traditional treatments for urinary stress incontinence include everything from pelvic floor exercises and bladder training, to invasive surgeries like sling procedures. There is also the middle ground of PRP therapy and stem cell injections; and regenerative medicine in general is always a great and almost non-invasive alternative to surgery for many different conditions. But if you can’t stand needles, and lifestyle changes aren’t fixing the issue, there’s another option available: TempSure Envi treatments.

TempSure Envi for Urinary Stress Incontinence

TempSure Envi devices use radio frequency technology to heat the area of degenerated or lax tissue to a therapeutic level, where it then penetrates below the surface to stimulate your body’s production of collagen and elastin. Collagen and elastin are essential for firm, functional tissue. TempSure Envi is often used to rejuvenate facial skin, as well as to rejuvenate vaginal tissue for other reasons like sexual pleasure or perimenopausal vaginal dryness. The type used for vaginal purposes, specifically urinary stress incontinence treatment, uses a wand that is inserted into the vagina to heat the surrounding tissue for treatment. There are no needles, no chemicals and no pain. The treatment lasts 30-60 minutes, and there’s no downtime. As with many regenerative treatments, multiple sessions produce better results. So if you feel like you’ve tried everything but surgical intervention and you’re worried this is just your life now, don’t. Call our health and wellness center today to ask if this amazing innovation in treating urinary stress incontinence is right for you.

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