Urinary incontinence is a very frustrating and embarrassing issue. This problem can cause you to feel uncomfortable leaving your home to go to work, run errands, or attend social events. If you are struggling with this issue, you should consider getting Emsella treatments from the experts at Pure Wellness Therapy in Palm Beach Gardens, FL.
What Is Emsella?
Emsella is an FDA-approved treatment that is designed to improve the symptoms of urinary incontinence. During this non-invasive treatment, we will use a sophisticated device to send electromagnetic waves into your body. These waves will cause your pelvic muscles to contract very quickly. As your pelvic muscles contract, they will become stronger, and you will gain more control over this area of your body.
After you receive a series of treatments, the symptoms of your urinary incontinence are likely to decrease. In addition to improving your urinary issues, this treatment is likely to enhance your sexual performance. As a result, you should be able to feel more confident and relaxed during sex.
Who Is a Good Candidate for This Incontinence Treatment?
If urinary issues are keeping you from living a full, active life, you will probably be a good candidate for this treatment. If you are a woman who is experiencing urinary incontinence after you’ve been through pregnancy and childbirth, this treatment is likely to be a good option for you. Alternatively, if you are a man who developed urinary issues due to prostate problems, you should consider receiving this treatment.
What Are the Symptoms of Urinary Incontinence?
Since there are a variety of types of urinary incontinence, your symptoms will vary. For example, you might lose control of your bladder from time to time, or suffer from leaks when being active, or even when laughing.
As your urinary issues worsen, the situation can cause emotional distress and anxiety. For example, you might worry that you will experience a urinary issue while you are at work or when you are running errands outside your home. This problem could make you feel afraid to leave your house. In addition, you might cancel plans with your friends and withdraw from other aspects of your social life. Please know that there is a quick, non-invasive solution to help you.
Why Am I Having Difficulty Controlling My Bladder?
Though you may feel like you are alone in having this problem, it is actually experienced by many people for various reasons. The effects of age, medical issues, and other factors can cause you to develop urinary issues.
Changes in Your Diet
Some medical issues and lifestyle changes will cause you to develop temporary incontinence issues. In particular, eating certain foods and drinks may stimulate your bladder and cause urinary problems. For example, spicy foods, alcohol, and chocolate may cause temporary urinary challenges. Similarly, taking medications like muscle relaxants or sedatives may cause you to experience this problem.
Temporary Medical Issues
Medical issues like a urinary tract infection or constipation problem may temporarily alter your urinary habits. This type of incontinence is likely to resolve after you fix your underlying medical condition.
The Effects of Age
As you get older, the amount of urine that your bladder can store will decrease. In addition, you might experience involuntary bladder contractions. These changes will increase your chances of experiencing urinary issues.
Giving Birth to a Child
If you are a woman, going through pregnancy and childbirth will increase your risk of becoming incontinent. Giving birth can damage the nerves and tissues in your bladder. Your bladder muscles may also become weaker after childbirth. These problems can cause you to lose control of your bladder and experience accidents and leaks.
You are more likely to experience urinary problems after you go through menopause. Estrogen helps the lining of your urethra and bladder stay strong and healthy. After you go through menopause, your body will create less estrogen. This hormonal change may weaken your urethra and bladder.
If you are a man, prostate issues could cause you to develop urinary problems. As you get older, your prostate could become enlarged. This issue, which is called benign prostatic hyperplasia, can cause urinary issues and other health problems. In addition, prostate cancer could cause you to lose control of your bladder. Further, the drugs that are used to treat this type of cancer may cause urinary issues.
What Types of Incontinence Could I Have?
There are a variety of different incontinence issues that could be causing your urinary problems.
If you have urge incontinence, you will need to repeatedly urinate during the day and night. This issue, which is also known as an overactive bladder, can cause you to go to the bathroom many times during each day. Your repeated trips to the bathroom will interrupt your daily activities and prevent you from getting adequate rest at night.
This type of incontinence may be caused by blockages in your bladder or issues with your bladder muscles. If you have overflow incontinence, you might need to make repeated trips to the bathroom. Urine is also likely to constantly leak out of your bladder. Prostate issues can cause this type of urinary problem.
When your pelvic floor muscles become weak, you might become incontinent during activities that put additional pressure on your bladder. For example, you might experience leaks when you walk, sneeze, or cough. You could also have accidents if you lift heavy objects or bend over. The volume of urine that you produce during these episodes could be a few drops or more than a tablespoon of liquid.
What Techniques Are Used to Diagnose Incontinence Issues?
Your medical provider can use several techniques to determine the cause of your incontinence problems.
Keeping a Diary
Your medical provider may ask you to keep a diary that records your incontinence issues. For example, you might be asked to describe the times that you urinated and the amount of urine that you produced. You might also need to write down the fluids that you drank every day, as well as the times when you lost control of your bladder.
You might need to provide a urine sample for your medical provider. Analyzing this sample will help your healthcare provider determine whether a separate medical problem is causing your urinary issues.
Your doctor may also use ultrasound sound technology to examine your pelvis. In addition, they may conduct a post-void residual measurement test.
During this test, you will be asked to urinate in a special container. After you have finished urinating, your medical provider will use a catheter or ultrasound technology to determine whether there is leftover urine in your bladder. If you have a large amount of leftover urine, your incontinence may be caused by an issue with your urinary tract.
What Will My Incontinence Treatments Be Like?
Each of your treatments will take about 30 minutes to complete. During your session, we will ask you to sit on our Emsella Kegel Throne. You will not have to take off your clothes during your treatment.
After you sit down, the chair will send electromagnetic waves into your body. These waves will produce gentle tingling sensations. You may also feel your pelvic muscles contracting during this treatment. You can close your eyes or read a book while we stimulate your pelvic muscles.
How Long Will It Take Me To Recover From This Incontinence Treatment?
This incontinence treatment has no recovery period. After you have finished your 30-minute session, you’ll be able to leave our office and continue with the rest of your day. You don’t have to take a break from your exercise plans, hobbies, or other activities.
When Will My Urinary Issues Improve?
It’s common to receive about six Emsella treatments. You will probably receive these treatments twice every week. As these treatments strengthen your pelvic muscles, your bladder control should gradually improve. Over time, you should begin to experience fewer accidents and less leakage.
How Long Will the Benefits of This Incontinence Treatment Last?
The improvement in your urinary problems may last for up to a year. Depending on the condition of your body and the type of urinary issues that you are experiencing, you might need to get follow-up sessions after about three or six months. Receiving additional sessions will help you maintain strong pelvic floor muscles.
Can I Use Other Methods To Treat My Urinary Incontinence?
Making lifestyle and behavioral changes, taking medications, and using other techniques may improve your urinary incontinence. Your medical provider may advise you to use a mixture of different methods to treat your urinary issues. For example, you could combine some of these techniques with your Emsella treatments.
Avoiding caffeine, alcohol, and acidic foods can be a good way to improve your bladder control. In addition, eating healthy foods and exercising may improve your health and reduce your urinary issues.
Your medical provider may advise you to use behavioral techniques to strengthen your bladder control. For example, you might train your body to resist the urge to urinate by delaying your visits to the bathroom. In the beginning, you might delay your bathroom visits for 10 minutes after you have an urge to urinate. Over time, you will gradually increase the amount of time between your trips to the bathroom.
There are a variety of medications that can reduce your urge to urinate or calm your overactive bladder. For example, Mirabegron, also known as Myrbetriq, is a medication that relaxes the muscles in your bladder and increases your bladder’s ability to store urine. This medication may also enable you to pass larger amounts of urine during each of your visits to the bathroom.
If prostate issues are causing you to experience urinary problems, you might be given alpha-blockers. These medications can relax the muscles in your bladder and prostate. In addition, if menopause is causing you to experience urinary problems, you might benefit from using medication to increase your estrogen levels.
Kegels are a type of exercise that is used to strengthen the muscles in your pelvic floor. During this type of exercise, you will begin to urinate. As you are urinating, you will use your muscles to stop the flow of liquid. It’s common to repeat these exercises several times every day.
Regain Control of Your Bladder
You shouldn’t feel ashamed if you develop incontinence issues as you age. It is not uncommon for the effects of age or childbirth to cause urinary problems. Receiving an Emsella treatment will strengthen your pelvic floor muscles and improve your ability to control your bladder. To learn whether this incontinence treatment is right for you, contact us at Pure Wellness Therapy in Palm Beach Gardens, FL.