Urinary incontinence. We’ve all heard about it and as some of us age, we get to experience it first-hand. And it’s not fun. The onset of urinary incontinence raises some interesting questions. Questions like “What is urinary incontinence?”; “What causes it?”; “How can I treat it?”; “What is this Emsella treatment that I’ve been hearing about?”; “Does Emsella work?”’ and “How quick does Emsella provide results?” Let’s answer these questions and get to the bottom of things.
What is urinary incontinence? Literally, it’s the lack of voluntary control over urination which can increase as we naturally age. It can also be caused by childbirth and menopause resulting in experiencing leakage when coughing or sneezing.
What causes it? We’ve talked about pelvic floor muscles before and how they are the layer of muscles across the bottom of the pelvis that support the pelvic organs. Strong pelvic muscles assure you of control over your bladder. And weakened pelvic floor muscles means that your organs are not being supported as they should be, resulting in difficulty controlling your urine.
How can I treat it? Previously, Kegel exercises has been the main course of action to treat urinary incontinence. Today, with the introduction of the Emsella chair, patients now have an alternative option that provides both better and quicker results than Kegels.
What is the Emsella chair treatment and how does it work? It’s a treatment using High Intensity Focused Electro Magnetic Energy (HIFEM) that strengthens the pelvic floor muscles by stimulating those muscles. The patient sits on the Emsella chair, fully clothed, for a half-hour session while receiving thousands of muscle contractions. It’s not invasive and is totally painless with just a slight tingling sensation. And best yet, since there are no drugs involved, recovery time after each session is immediate.
How quickly does Emsella provide results? Your doctor will tailor a treatment plan to fit your own personal needs, but most only need a 6-session plan of two sessions a week over a three-week period. Most notice a marked difference in urinary control after just a few treatments.
The Emsella chair treatment has proven to be a successful course of action in strengthening the pelvic floor muscles and as a result, solving the urinary incontinence issue. How long the effects of this treatment last depends solely on the level of the pelvic floor muscles at the onset of the treatment. But in most cases, the positive effect lasts for up to a year.
Don’t delay. If you are experiencing urinary incontinence now, know that it will not get better over time. Quite the contrary. It can only get worse. Call us to set up a consultation today! And, read more about our Emsella chair treatment .