Stress Urinary Incontinence

Stress Urinary Incontinence

Stress Urinary Incontinence Treatment


Urinary stress incontinence is a health condition related to the unintentional loss of urine originated from the stress caused by a physical movement or activity in your bladder (1). Some of these activities can be running, laughing, coughing, sneezing, or heavy lifting.

In this article, we will discuss the varied options for its treatment – surgical vs. nonsurgical – as well as Illumia’s choices – Tesla Former, and Venus Fiore – so you can decide the best choice to correct this condition, the main cause of embarrassment for many women.

Stress Urinary Incontinence Facts

One out every three women will experience stress urinary incontinence (SUI) at some point in their life (2).

Urinary stress incontinence tends to increase over age. At least one-third of women over 60 years old experience urinary stress incontinence, as well as half of the women over 65 (3).

Treatments for different stages

First of all, you need to seek the guidance of a professional to determine the best treatment available according to your symptoms as well as your health condition, and age.

Here are some treatments for the urinary stress incontinence:

Post-partum Women


Kegel exercises

Also known as pelvic floor muscle exercises, they are an exercising routine that helps to strengthen your pelvic muscles by contracting and releasing them multiple times a day.

With this practice, you will reinforce the muscles from the bladder, uterus, and bowels mainly responsible for stress urinary incontinence. To practice them, pretend to hold your urine or to stop passing gases while counting slowly until five, and then relax.

Kegel exercises need to be practice every day, 10 times each movement for 5 sets daily (4).

Bladder training

This consists in stretching out the time intervals you pass between bathroom visits. You can try postponing them 15 minutes at first to them add 30 minutes or more within two weeks so you can get between three to four hours of bathroom visits.

Menopausal Women

International Continence Society Guidelines indicate that the treatment of UI should begin with conservative therapy (5). This therapy may include pharmacotherapy, physiotherapy, and behavioral therapy (6).

Some drugs prescribed for SUI treatment content antispasmodics to reduce the sensation of urge by blocking the signs that cause the muscles from your bladder to leak. On the other hand, estrogens and adrenergic receptors contained in vaginal or urethra creams help to ease the stress symptoms by applying them in small doses (7).


Moreover, a therapy that involves electrical stimulation of the pelvic floor combined with muscle training can also help to ease stress urinary incontinence. Biofeedback training – a therapy where a trained physician guides you into pelvic floor exercises personalized for your needs by using computer graphs – is the most effective treatment according to several pieces of research (8).

Urinary Incontinence treatments available: Surgery vs. Non-invasive

There are, at least, 200 medical procedures as well as non-invasive therapy developed throughout time to attend the stress urinary incontinence.

In this part, we will review the most advance and successful treatment for this condition.

Tesla Former

Illumia’s Stress Urinary Incontinence treatment


This revolutionary treatment is suitable for many health conditions such as pain treatment, stress urinary incontinence, and esthetical enhancement, being effective in every case.

How does Tesla Former work

Developed a decade ago by Iskra Medical, this chair combines electrotherapy and ultrasound technologies to provide a powerful electromagnetic wave directly into your pelvic area, which make triggers the nerves located in the muscles of your pelvic area, thus causing them to contract themselves.

By using a phenomenon called magnetic induction, the TeslaChair can boost your pelvic muscles by contracting them bringing their nutrition, strengthening, circulation, and pain relief.

All this stimulation does not need direct skin contact, it is painless and safe while provides electromagnetic waves into the selected area to stimulate muscles for the desired effect.

Why and how is it effective for Urinary Incontinence in women

Since it sends electromagnetic waves directly to your pelvic muscles, it will help you to stimulate all your pelvic muscles by contracting them; emulating the results of a lifetime of kegel exercises made on your own. In the end, your pelvic floor will be stronger and tighter, ready to avoid stress urinary incontinence.

Results to Expect / Key Benefits

After just six sessions, you will start enjoying the benefits of having a strong pelvic floor: you will hold your pee for longer as well as decrease the stress urinary incontinence episodes as well as improving your sex life.

Tesla Former for Stress Urinary Incontinence by Illumia Medical


Is it painful?

Not at all, this method is very simple, safe and painless since it involves the use of electromagnetic waves directly to your pelvic area. 

You will not need to undress, plus you just only need to seat in the TeslaChair while the device does all the work!

Is it safe?

The treatment is completely safe and painless, widely used effectively by Gyno & Urogyno specialists around the world. You just need to sit in the TeslaChair while waiting for it to do the entire job into improving your pelvic floor.

What does it feel like?

You will feel contractions on your vagina and urethra as the consequence of the waves working on your pelvic area, similar at the kegel exercises – if you have done it before – or when you hold your pee.

Experts recommend for you to focus on these contractions as well as active learning exercises during the treatment period.

Is there downtime?

No, you just need to go and ask your specialist if they work with this device or go to a certified physician that possesses this device to enjoy its many benefits.

How many sessions will I need?

Specialists recommend at least 6 to 10 sessions applied 2 times a week obtaining optimal results for your stress urinary incontinence.


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