-by Nicole Hull, LE
November is National Bladder Health month, and at Q Med Spa, we have something to celebrate when it comes to combating urinary incontinence, a common bladder health issue, especially for women.
What is Incontinence?
Urinary incontinence is defined as the involuntary leakage of urine. There are three different types of urinary incontinence:
- Stress incontinence: occurs when there is exerted pressure on the bladder causing leakage. This can be caused by coughing, laughing, sneezing, or exercising.
- Urge incontinence: the sudden, intense urge to urinate frequently.
- Mixed incontinence: a combination of both stress and urge incontinence.
What Causes Urinary Incontinence?
The pelvic floor muscles are the layer of muscles that support the pelvic organs (which include the bladder) and span the bottom of the pelvis. Having strong pelvic floor muscles gives you control over your bladder and bowel. Alternatively, weakened pelvic floor muscles mean your internal organs are not fully supported, which may lead to difficulty controlling the release of urine.
Urinary incontinence for some may be a result of weak pelvic floor muscles, and physiological changes can also contribute to the development of urinary incontinence. These changes include vaginal delivery, menopause, and aging, which can decondition pelvic floor muscles.
How Can I Treat My Incontinence?
EMSELLA® is a great option for those of any age who desire a solution for urinary incontinence and to improve their quality of life. Completely non-invasive, this unique technology revolutionizes the women’s intimate health and wellness category. Results from the clinical studies published on EMSELLA to date show that 95% of patients report an improved quality of life. If you want freedom from the worry and stress that incontinence causes with a nonsurgical option, EMSELLA might be the right treatment for you.
How Does EMSELLA Work?
EMSELLA utilizes high-intensity focused electromagnetic technology (HIFEM®), the same technology used for MRIs, to deliver thousands of supramaximal pelvic floor muscle contractions in a single session. These contractions stimulate the deep pelvic floor muscles, strengthening them to restore neuromuscular control to the pelvic area. Clients sit on the EMSELLA chair fully clothed while the energy is delivered, each session equating to the muscle strengthening acquired from approximately 11,000 Kegel exercises.
If you would like to learn more about how EMSELLA may help you with your urinary incontinence, contact us by calling 585.244.1010.