Can’t Hold Urine as a Female? Don’t be Content with Incontinence
A safe minimally invasive lunchtime treatment is now available in the UK, within two weeks of your first treatment you will find a noticeable change in urgency, and also the speed of flow. This painless new CO2 laser treatment is now the most effective long term solution to this problem.
A woman usually realises that she needs to be careful when she is surprised by a sneeze or cough, or when she is always thinking where the next toilet may be, or not to have a cup of tea or coffee before jumping onto the bus or train just in case its delayed, or even worse having a glass of wine and then going out into the cold night air!
Starting to think about having a spare pair of ‘emergency’ pants in her handbag just in case of ‘mishaps’ or perhaps starting to take more notice of the disposable pants and pads advertised on the television might just be a good idea.
Factors such as controlling your weight, regular exercise, yoga, Pilates and consistent Kegel’s exercises will help to keep the core strength in the pelvic area in good shape.
Unfortunately this may not be enough for many women, hormonal changes such as early Menopause, childbirth or even STD’s or cystitis can cause long term issues with Urinary Stress Incontinence. More serious issues such as breast cancer or other hormonal cancers where patients are given drugs such as Tamoxifen will very rapidly feel the severe side effects of loss of hormones in the bladder and vaginal area.
Other factors can help without intervention is weight loss, regular exercise, internal exercise apparatus.
What is incontinence
Incontinence is where a loss of control of the bladder is occurring, symptoms may be urgent need to relieve yourself, not getting to the toilet in time, wetting yourself with a change in temperature, or even a glass of wine may relax your muscles so that control is less.
Types of Incontinence
- Stress Incontinence
- Urge Incontinence
- Overactive Bladder
- Functional Incontinence
- Overflow Incontinence
What causes incontinence in females
The bladder may feel irritable all the time, a sense of urgency to relive yourself, not making it to the toilet in time are all factors of Stress Incontinence.
Even with just one pregnancy women may start to feel things aren’t quite the same as before, it might only be a slight loss of control on a sneeze or cough, or doing exercise may feel as if you are slightly not in control of your bladder. This is usually more common with multiple births.
The loss of collagen throughout the whole body is a gradual thing, however, most people will notice their skin, and eyes deteriorating, with women this also means the bladder/womb as it is the collagen strands that hold our interior organs in place as well, and when these become lax and loose, then our bladder starts to lower and thus the urge to urinate or loss of control becomes more pronounced. For some women this can become unbearable and disruptive to sleep as well as normal day to day life.
How to stop/deal with urinary incontinence
As much as lifestyle changes are important and exercise for good weight management is essential, and continuing pelvic floor exercises and core strength, this for many women may be enough, but for those who’s symptoms are starting to dictate their life and are on their mind frequently then a more permanent, safe solution with the CO2RE laser is the best option for correction and success, as a painless 15 minute procedure this is a life changing solution.