Urinary incontinence isn’t just uncomfortable. It upsets a person’s confidence. And there’s so much a person can’t do without the confidence to go and do their daily activities.
In this blog, you will find out why Emsella is a breathtaking innovation to treat urinary incontinence, how it works, and how it can help urinary incontinence effectively.
What is Urinary Incontinence?
Urinary incontinence is an inability to control the bladder due to the incompetence of the sphincters.
Normally, urine is produced and stored in the bladder after being excreted from the kidneys. When the bladder gets full, it creates pressure that leads to the urge to urinate.
Typically, a person then decides where to urinate and the sphincters open up to let urine out.
With urinary incontinence, however, this control is lost and the bladder leaks urine. This can be a result of another medical condition.
Because women have a shorter urethra compared to men, they are most likely to be affected if there is any kind of injury or trauma to the pelvis. 68% of middle-aged women live with urinary incontinence.
Childbirth and menopause come with these risks because these phases affect the pelvic muscles greatly.
The causes of urinary incontinence vary.
- Food: Some foods (such as alcohol, caffeine, chocolate, and fruits) may just stimulate the bladder and cause more urine than usual. An already lax sphincter may lead to overflow incontinence.
- Drugs: Some medications such as diuretics and muscle relaxants can lead to the production of a lot of urine which may exert a lot of pressure on the bladder sphincters.
- Infection: A lot of urinary tract infections can affect the bladder, leading to strictures that increase the pressure in the bladder which may weaken the sphincter and result in incontinence.
- Pregnancy: Since the uterus sits in front of the bladder, the weight of the fetus may lead to a decreased bladder capacity, and the increased pressure may increase urinary frequency and may present as stress incontinence.
- Constipation: Constipation affects the nerves of the rectum and they become over-stimulated. Some of these nerves also control the bladder and lead to increased urinary frequency.
- Weakened pelvic muscles during childbirth: During childbirth, the increased pressure exerted by the fetus on the pelvic muscles may wear out and weaken these muscles. Also, vaginal delivery may affect the bladder nerves or cause a pelvic prolapse where the bladder and other surrounding viscera herniate to the vagina. This leads to incontinence.
- Prostatic diseases: Prostate cancer and other diseases that enlarge the prostate cause a reduced bladder capacity.
- Other causes like aging, decreased estrogen in menopause, tumors, and obstruction which can lead to overflow incontinence, neurological disorders during spinal cord injuries, or strokes.
Urinary incontinence can be prevented by a number of factors such as exercise, not smoking, avoiding stimulating foods, and maintaining weight.
Most often, the traditional treatment option for urinary incontinence is surgery or other invasive processes and perhaps removing the triggering factor. It may also be painful and can have future complications due to intra-operational, preoperative and postoperative procedures.
Emsella is an innovative treatment for urinary incontinence that trumps the other methods.
What is Emsella?
Emsella works on the principle of High-Intensity Focused Electromagnetic (HIFEM) energy to trigger muscle contractions in the pelvic floor. The aim is that the muscles get tighter and contract. It restores neuromuscular control and muscular strength.
Emsella has been found to have a 95% success rate for stress incontinence. This has been proven by ultrasound scans before and after the treatment.
It is non-invasive and convenient.
How does Emsella work?
Females or males who are 18 years or older are eligible for the Emsella treatment.
It uses electromagnetic waves to conduct muscle reeducation. The Emsella chair is comfortable and easy to maneuver. There is a different machine that supplies the energy which is transmitted through the Emsella chair.
When you sit at the center of the chair, the waves are transmitted through the chair to the pelvis muscles. When these muscles are tightened, the urinary sphincter is also tightened and urinary incontinence is cured. Vaginal laxity can also be treated with Emsella.
For a 95% improvement in stress incontinence, Emsella is done two times a week for three weeks.
It is not sensual or painful. It just has a vibratory sensation.
How long does it take?
The entire Emsella procedure takes about 28 minutes which you can spend as blissfully as possible. You have the luxury of taking a magazine with you as you sit.
It is amazing to note that there is no downtime after Emsella. It saves you a lot of time.. You can receive this treatment before, during, or after your workday and get back to your routine with no discomfort or recovery period.
Benefits of Emsella
There are several benefits of Emsella, some of which include:
- Improves the quality of life: Urinary incontinence considerably lowers the quality of life of a person. Emsella improves on that as it prevents stress incontinence. Hence, people can go about their daily lives without the fear of leaking urine and smelling awful.
- Improves sexual experience: Because the pelvic muscles don’t just hold the bladder but also the vagina, a lot of females regain a lost sexual experience with Emsella. Their pelvic muscles are tightened and the sexual experience is much better.
- Emsella is cost-effective and sustainable since it reduces pad usage and prevents expensive surgical procedures.
- Improves confidence: Smelling good boosts the confidence of a person greatly. With Emsella, there are no risks of reeking urine or having to say no to exciting experiences.
The team of experts at Thrive Wellness Groups works with each client to create an individualized treatment plan to address your specific conditions, symptoms, and health goals. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.