Has it ever happened to you? You are having the time of your life with friends, then you laugh or cough or sneeze and… oops! This is known as urinary incontinence, which is the involuntary leakage of urine. There are three different types of incontinence:
- Stress incontinence: This is where there is leakage due to exerted pressure on the bladder. This occurs during laughing, sneezing, coughing or even exercising.
- Urge incontinence: The sudden frequent urge to urinate
- Mixed:This is a combination of stress and urge incontinence.
There are a number of factors that can lead to losing bladder control and experiencing leakage. This incontinence problem is common after pregnancy as the pelvic floor weakens, and this problem also often occurs as you get older. The pelvic floor supports the organs such as the bladder but when it becomes weakened by events such as childbirth, trauma such as surgery, or aging, it can no longer provide the support it used to.
Losing control of your bladder or developing leakage issues can be very embarrassing and upsetting. It might even weigh on your confidence and cause you to want to avoid public events and get togethers. Luckily, Dr. Jennifer has the solution: Emsella, the #1 Incontinence Treatment in NYC!
Emsella uses electromagnetic energy to deliver thousands of pelvic floor muscle contractions in a single session. These contractions re-educate the muscles of incontinent patients giving them greater control over their bladders. This is a 100% non-invasive treatment during which you will remain fully dressed and awake.
The treatment begins by sitting on the Emsella device, and once seated the device sends electromagnetic energy to your pelvic muscles to make them contract. In addition to strengthening the muscles in your pelvic floor by giving them a full workout, these contractions also lead to building healthier tissue, thus providing additional support. The contractions are in no way painful—in-fact, most of our clients report a tingling feeling.
A typical treatment takes about 30 minutes and you will need about 6 sessions, scheduled twice a week. After only a single session you may start to observe that you have a greater control over bladder and this will improve over the next couple of weeks with the continued sessions.
Dealing with urinary incontinence can increase stress and decrease self-confidence, and many often develop a fear of attending social events with friends and family. Dr.Jennifer Levine understands that regaining control of your bladder can greatly improve your social life and overall quality of life and allow you to accept new challenges. She and her team will work with you to ensure that you achieve and maintain the outcome you deserve.