Stress Urinary Incontinence

Stress Urinary Incontinence

Stress Urinary Incontinence Treatment

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Stress urinary incontinence is a health condition related to the unintentional loss of urine originating from stress caused by a physical movement or activity in your bladder. 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. non surgical – as well as Illumia’s choices – Tesla Former and Venus Fiore – so you can decide on the best choice to correct this condition.

Stress Urinary Incontinence Facts

1 out every 3 women will experience stress urinary incontinence (SUI) at some point in their life.

Urinary stress incontinence tends to increase over time. At least one-third of women over 60 years old experience urinary stress incontinence, as well as half of women above 65.

Treatments for different stages

Firstly, 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 stress incontinence:

Postpartum Women

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Kegel exercises

Also known as pelvic floor muscle exercises, they are an exercise 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 which are mainly responsible for stress urinary incontinence. To practice them, pretend to hold your urine or stop passing gases while counting slowly until five, and then relax.

It is recommended to practice Kegel exercises every day, 10 times for each movement, for 5 sets.

 
Bladder training

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

Menopausal Women

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

Some drugs prescribed for SUI treatment contain 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.

menopausal-lillumiaA form of 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 studies.

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 treat or relieve stress urinary incontinence.

Tesla Former

Illumia’s Stress Urinary Incontinence treatment

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This treatment is suitable for many health conditions such as pain treatment, stress urinary incontinence, and aesthetical 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 triggers the nerves located in the muscles of your pelvic area, thus causing them to contract.

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

All this stimulation does not need direct skin contact, it is painless and safe while sending 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 the sessions, you will start noticing the benefits of having a stronger pelvic floor: you will be able to hold your pee for longer, as well as having lesser stress urinary incontinence episodes and an improved sex life.

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FAQs

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 without direct contact. 

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

Is it safe?

The treatment is completely safe and painless, widely used by Gyno & Urogyno specialists around the world. 

What does it feel like?

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

Experts recommend focusing on these contractions as well as active learning exercises during the treatment period.

Is there downtime?

No, you may ask your specialist if they work with this device or see a certified physician who possesses this device to enjoy its benefits.

How many sessions will I need?

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

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