The loss of bladder control, or urinary incontinence, affects twice as many women as men. While urinary incontinence is common among aging individuals, it is not considered a normal part of aging, and you do have treatment options. The caring and experienced doctors at the Avery Center for Obstetrics and Gynecology, with locations in Westport and Fairfield, Connecticut, offer the nonsurgical, noninvasive Emsella™ treatment for urinary incontinence. Get relief from urinary incontinence and give the office a call to book an appointment.
Urinary incontinence is the loss of bladder control. Emsella is an FDA-cleared treatment for the two most common types of urinary incontinence affecting women: stress incontinence and urge incontinence (overactive bladder).
Stress incontinence is when pressure on your bladder causes urine to leak. You may experience stress incontinence urine leaks from coughing, laughing, sneezing, or exercising.
Urge incontinence is when your urge to urinate is so intense that you leak urine involuntarily. Many women with urge incontinence also experience increased frequency of urination.
Women are twice as likely to experience incontinence as men due to normal female anatomy, childbirth, menopause, or pregnancy. Bodily changes with age may reduce the amount your bladder can hold, while the muscles in your bladder and urethra begin to weaken. Other common risk factors for developing the loss of bladder control include:
Urinary incontinence is a symptom that you may experience as a result of your habits, an underlying medical condition, or other physical problem. Some foods, drinks, and medications can cause occasional urinary incontinence by increasing the production of urine. These include alcohol, carbonated beverages, caffeinated beverages, chocolate, spices, and heart or blood pressure medications.
Urinary incontinence may also be a result of easily treatable medical conditions, such as a urinary tract infection or constipation. The compassionate doctors at Avery Center for Obstetrics and Gynecology will determine the cause of your urinary incontinence to determine the appropriate treatment.
The staff at Avery Center for Obstetrics and Gynecology completes a medical exam to evaluate your bladder functioning and measure the strength and timing of the bladder muscles to determine the appropriate treatment option for your urinary incontinence. The OB/GYNs often treat urinary incontinence with Emsella, a noninvasive option that utilizes high-Intensity focused electromagnetic technology to stimulate pelvic floor muscles and restore neuromuscular control.
If you’re experiencing stress incontinence, the doctors may also recommend physical therapy or pelvic muscle exercises, or prescribe medications to calm an overactive bladder.
Doctors utilize the Emsella device to stimulate muscles in your pelvic floor. During a typical treatment session, you experience pelvic floor muscle contractions and tingling. An experienced OB/GYN customizes a treatment plan for you. Many women are scheduled for two 30-minute treatments per week for three weeks, but you may observe improvement after your first session.
Call Avery Center for Obstetrics and Gynecology today to schedule an appointment or speak to an OB/GYN about scheduling an Emsella treatment for urinary incontinence to improve bladder control and your quality of life.