Gain Control Over Urine Loss
20 million women suffer from the regular loss of urine. Leaking can occur due to childbirth, weakness of the pelvic muscles, or excessive physical activity, like running and weight training. Urine loss is not only embarrassing but also limits one’s activities and enjoyment. Incontinence is not a normal part of aging and specialty physicians can provide treatment.
There are now many treatment options available for the loss of urine. The tried and proven treatment for incontinence has been the surgical placement of a sling to support the urethra. It is a safe and effective treatment and provides a long-lasting solution. This is usually a day surgery with minimal recovery time, covered by insurance, and performed at Houston Methodist the Woodlands.
At Woodlands OBGYN Associates, we also have in-office treatments for the loss of urine that involve no surgery and no recovery time.
Introducing BTL Emsella™
Emsella uses high intensity focused electromagnetic technology to cause deep pelvic floor stimulation. A single treatment creates thousands of contractions of the pelvic muscles restoring strength and neuromuscular control. Six 28-minute painless treatments result in 95% patient satisfaction and a 75 percent reduction in the use of pads. Emsella is now available at Woodlands OBGYN Associates.
The O-Shot® Helps Stop Leaking and More
The O-Shot is another treatment offered at Woodlands OBGYN Associates that addresses urine loss as well as sexual dysfunction for women. This procedure uses platelet-rich plasma (PRP) which is derived from your blood. PRP is rich with growth factors which stimulate the growth of new collagen, nerves and blood supply. The procedure is painless and an effective treatment for urine loss, vaginal discomfort, and difficulty with orgasm. Based on patient feedback and results, our experience with the O-Shot for the past two years has been very positive.
There’s Also Mona Lisa Touch®
For patients experiencing mild leaking associated with aging and loss of vaginal support, the Mona Lisa is another highly-effective treatment. The Mona Lisa is a painless laser treatment of the vagina that restores collagen. Collagen increases support of the urethra which decreases urine loss. Mona Lisa treatments also address vaginal dryness and painful intercourse. We have offered this treatment for the past four years with tremendous success.
In conclusion, you do not have to leak. There are a wide variety of treatment options available through Woodlands OBGYN Associates. You don’t have to be embarrassed to discuss incontinence or your bladder issues with your physician. So, take the first step to stop the leaking by contacting us for a consultation at 281-364-9898.
Raj Syal, MD, FACOG