Urinary Incontinence Doesn't Have to Affect Your Life: Here's How BTL Emsella Can Help Control It

Urinary incontinence isn’t just inconvenient. It can be really embarrassing, even if your symptoms are relatively mild. Although men can develop urinary incontinence, it’s a lot more prevalent in women. In fact, according to the Urology Care Foundation, more than 30 million women suffer from urge incontinence, one of the two most common types.

Unfortunately, because it is so prevalent, many women mistakenly believe it’s a natural part of aging — something they have to learn to put up with as they get older. But that’s not the case. At EMG Medical Group, we help women overcome the symptoms of incontinence with an innovative, nonsurgical, nondrug treatment option called BTL Emsella. Here’s how to tell if it can help you.

Causes of urinary incontinence

Urinary incontinence refers to a condition that makes it difficult to control your bladder. Women with urinary incontinence tend to leak urine, either in small or large quantities, depending on the severity of the condition. Urinary incontinence typically occurs when the pelvic floor muscles that help control your bladder become weak and ineffective, usually as a result of age and a decline in estrogen, but also as a result of pregnancy and childbirth.

Most women have either stress incontinence or urge incontinence (or sometimes a combination of both, which is called mixed incontinence).

Stress incontinence

Stress incontinence is a type of incontinence that occurs when your pelvic floor muscles aren’t strong enough to prevent urine from leaking during a period of physical stress. This is the type of incontinence that causes you to leak urine when you cough, sneeze or laugh, or during exercise or other physical activities, including sex. Stress incontinence is the most common type of urinary incontinence, and it can affect both younger and older women.

Urge incontinence

Urge incontinence is sometime referred to as overactive bladder. If you have this type of incontinence, you’ll typically feel strong and frequent urges to urinate, even if your bladder is relatively empty.

Treating urinary incontinence with BTL Emsella

Since urinary incontinence is directly related to weak pelvic floor muscles, it makes sense that in order to stop the symptoms of incontinence, you need to strengthen and tone the muscles of the pelvic floor. And in fact, that’s the at-home remedy that’s been prescribed for years in the form of Kegel exercises, designed to tone and tighten the pelvic floor through continual muscle contractions. Unfortunately, in order for Kegels to be effective, you have to do a lot of them, and you have to do them on a regular basis. Otherwise, the muscles will weaken again.

BTL Emsella is a unique medical device that’s designed to tighten and tone your pelvic floor muscles using essentially the same approach as Kegel exercises, but with one important difference: BTL Emsella uses electromagnetic energy waves to stimulate contractions in your pelvic floor muscles, so you don’t have to spend hours doing Kegels. In fact, just one half-hour treatment with BTL Emsella is equivalent to 11,200 Kegel exercises!

The BTL Emsella device is shaped like a comfortable chair. The seat is designed to emit pulses of electromagnetic waves that painlessly penetrate your skin to stimulate the pelvic floor muscles. During your half-hour treatment session, you’ll sit comfortably on the BTL Emsella device while you’re fully clothed.

As the energy waves penetrate to your pelvic muscles, you can expect to feel tingling sensations and mild contractions that indicate the muscles are being toned and restored. With BTL Emsella, there’s no downtime, so you can go right back to your regular activities afterward. While you may notice an improvement in your symptoms after just one session, most women experience optimal results with a series of six treatments performed twice a week for three weeks.

In addition to helping reduce the symptoms of urinary incontinence, BTL Emsella also tightens the vaginal walls for greater tonicity and increased sexual pleasure for both you and your partner.

You don’t have to live with urinary incontinence — it’s treatable

At EMG Medical Group, we help women get the comprehensive care they need to enjoy every phase and every stage of their lives. And that means making sure they have the treatment they need to reduce the symptoms of their urinary incontinence. To learn more about BTL Emsella treatment or to schedule a consultation, book an appointment online today.

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