Urinary incontinence is a common problem that many women feel too embarrassed to talk about. Women’s Care Gynecologist in Totowa, New Jersey, specializes in treating urinary incontinence in women and offers a breakthrough treatment called BTL Emsella® that may help give you back control over your bladder. To learn more about treatment options for urinary incontinence, call the office or schedule a consultation using the online booking button.
Urinary incontinence is a broad medical term that describes the loss of control over your urine, whether the loss is a dribble or a larger amount. Women are significantly more likely to develop issues with urinary incontinence than men due to all the health events that affect the pelvic region and urinary system, including pregnancy, childbirth, and menopause. While urinary incontinence is common, it’s treatable and not something you have to live with or expect as you get older.
There are several different types of urinary incontinence, but stress and urge incontinence are the most common types that affect women.
Stress incontinence occurs when there is stress on your bladder from weakened pelvic floor muscles that cause you to lose urine. If you leak urine when you laugh or sneeze, you may have stress incontinence. This type of incontinence is the most common and can affect younger women.
Urge incontinence, also known as overactive bladder (OAB), is when you leak urine, sometimes all of the urine in your bladder, after having a sudden and intense urge to urinate.
Some women have both stress and urge incontinence, which is referred to as mixed incontinence.
Your physician at Women’s Care OB/GYN works with you to develop the most effective treatment plan to help you regain control over your bladder. Initially, you may be able to improve bladder control by making a few changes at home, such as:
Women’s Care OB/GYN also offers BTL Emsella as a treatment method to help you regain control of your urine.
BTL Emsella is a chair-like device that you sit on, fully clothed, while noninvasive electromagnetic waves stimulate your pelvic floor muscles in order to restore strength and function. During treatment, you’ll feel a tingly sensation as the electromagnetic energy stimulates your muscles.
Treatment takes about 30 minutes, and while you may notice an improvement in control after the first session, you may need two treatments a week for up to three weeks to get the best results.
There’s no downtime following treatment with BTL Emsella, so you can go right back to your usual activities afterward.
To get help regaining control over your bladder, call Women’s Care OB/GYN, or schedule an appointment using the online booking tool.