What is Stress Incontinence (SUI)?
Urinary incontinence is a condition that can affect both men and women. However, it is most common in women aged over 30. Women can suffer from various types of urinary incontinence (urge, functional, etc.) and, varying on the condition, symptoms can come and go, or can be constant and permanent.
The most common type of urinary incontinence in women is stress incontinence or SUI. Referring to physical stress rather than mental or emotional stress, this condition is defined by the pelvic muscles becoming unable to sustain any kind of sudden additional stress—or pressure. When sudden extra pressure occurs, so does involuntary leakage.
Stress incontinence can be provoked by the following actions:
- Heavy lifting
- Awkward movement (getting out of a car, for example)
- Sexual intercourse
Many women experiencing stress incontinence suffer in silence. Feelings of embarrassment and self-consciousness overtake their emotional wellness and may lead to social isolation. In time, women suffering from SUI can begin to feel very distressed. Psychological problems associated with urinary incontinence include anxiety, depression, fear of intimacy, and relationship troubles.
25% to 50% of women with urinary incontinence suffer from sexual dysfunctions.
Noninvasive, durable treatments for SUI are available. If you are experiencing stress incontinence talk to one of our certified doctors today.
Treating stress incontinence will help your emotional intimacy, your self-image, and your overall quality of life.
The Causes of Stress Incontinence
In most cases, stress incontinence in women is caused by childbirth and pregnancy, menopause, obesity, or consequences of medical treatments such as surgery (hysterectomy) or chemotherapy. In all cases, stress incontinence emerges when pelvic muscles become weakened.
If you are experiencing symptoms of SUI talk to our doctors.
The diVa rejuvenation laser treatment could be the solution for you! Safe and non-invasive, diVa delivers durable results. diVa laser vaginal therapy stimulates the re-growth of new collagen, blood vessels, and nerve endings, restoring function of the vaginal area *. The treatment is quick and can target specific regions.
Benefits of the diVa rejuvenation laser treatment include:
- Increased lubrication and sensation during intercourse
- Tightened vaginal canal
- Enhances ability to reach orgasm
- Improved control over urinary incontinence
- Significant improvement in confidence and quality of life
*Results may vary
Treatment Options and Other Services
There are number of ways to respond to the symptoms of urinary incontinence (listed below). We highly encourage you to discuss your options with your doctor.
VAGINAL LASER THERAPY
Vaginal renewal treatments with diVa Laser can be a simple and effective solution to problems of vaginal dryness or laxness. The laser painlessly stimulates the thickening of the mucosal layer, restoring a more youthful tone. diVa can be effective both internally and externally at tightening skin, restoring function and appearance.
O-SHOT PRP THERAPY
The O-Shot injection will stimulate vaginal and clitoral tissue rejuvenation for a better overall sexual and urinary wellness. The results of PRP therapy can be astounding, and for many women, almost immediate. Libido returns, orgasm is easily achieved and vaginal lubrication is increased, putting an end to painful intercourse.
BLADDER BOTOX INJECTIONS
Botox injections in the bladder can be effective for patients with urinary incontinence related to overactive bladder. The injections can reduce the urge and frequency of urination, as well as urine leaks and accidents. Botox can be helpful for people who have tried other medications or techniques to manage symptoms without success.
PELVIC FLOOR THERAPY
Pelvic floor physical therapy implicates methods that will result in the relaxation and strengthening of the lower pelvis muscles.
Pelvic floor physical therapy can help address sexual problems by improving chronic vaginal or pelvic pain and urinary incontinence.