What causes urinary incontinence?
Urinary incontinence can be caused by a range of things included everyday habits, underlying medical conditions or physical problems.
Stress incontinence is usually the result of the weakening of or damage to the muscles used to prevent urination, such as the pelvic floor muscles and the urethral sphincter.
Urge incontinence is usually the result of overactivity of the detrusor muscles, which control the bladder.
Certain things can increase the chances of urinary incontinence, including:
- pregnancy and vaginal birth
- a family history of incontinence
- increasing age – although incontinence is not an inevitable part of ageing
Treatments for stress and urge urinary incontinence.
At Health and Aesthetics, we offer two types of treatments for the relief of urinary incontinence:
Emsella Chair – The Emsella Chair uses electromagnetic energy to cause deep pelvic floor muscle stimulation without getting undressed! A single Emsella session brings thousands of Kegel-like contractions which help you train your muscles without any effort. Scientific research shows that 95% of incontinent patients reported significant improvement in day-to-day life and 85% improvement was observed in overall intimate satisfaction.
FemiLift – This is a non-surgical treatment which gently heats the tissue of the vagina. This tightens existing collagen and also creates painless micro-wounds which in turn stimulate the body to produce collagen and elastin as a wound healing response. When this happens, the tissue quality improves and the vagina then tightens and is stronger and more elastic. As a result, urinary symptoms will improve. There is also improved lubrication.
For more information on FemiLift, please also visit our Advice Centre.